John Powell-Jackson, January 2009

John Powell-Jackson, MA, MD, FRCP

Associate Director of Clinical Guidance in the United Kingdom, St. George's University

Keith B. Taylor Global Scholars Program Keynote Speaker – January 17, 2009

Dr. Powell-Jackson was a Consultant Physician for 31 years in Winchester, England and now serves as St. George’s University’s Associate Director of Clinical Guidance in the United Kingdom.

Dr. John Powell-Jackson previously worked among the Massai people for the African Medical and Research Foundation (AMREF) and was awarded a Nuffield Travelling Scholarship to study tropical medicine at Hong Kong University. He was educated at Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge and Guy’s Hospital, London and qualified as a doctor in 1966. He was a clinical research fellow at the Medical Research Council Blood Pressure Unit in Glasgow from 1971-1973, investigating aspects of the rennin-angiotensin system and completing his MD thesis. In 1973 he resumed his medical training at Guy’s Hospital until, in 1976, he was appointed Consultant Physician to the Royal Hampshire County Hospital.

As clinical tutor responsible for undergraduate education, he came into contact with St. George’s University medical students in 1980 and has taught successive generations ever since, alongside students from Southampton University Medical School. Dr. Powell-Jackson served as St. George’s University Director of Medical Education and was appointed honorary Senior Lecturer in Medicine at Southampton University. He was also Wessex Regional Advisor in Medicine to the Royal College of Physicians in London. The fields of general internal and cardiovascular medicine are his primary clinical interests, and he has published articles relating to hypertension and prion diseases. His recreational interests are cricket (tours to Kenya, Malaysia, South Africa and Zimbabwe), wine tasting and travel.