Peter A Meredith is Reader in Clinical Pharmacology in the Department of Medicine and Therapeutics of the University of Glasgow. He has held this appointment since 1997, having previously been a Lecturer and Senior Lecturer in the Department of Materia Medica of the same university. He is based in the Gardiner Institute of the Western Infirmary, Glasgow, where most of his teaching commitments and research are undertaken. His principal research interests are in hypertension and various aspects of clinical cardiovascular pharmacology. His publication list includes over 290 peer-reviewed papers in leading international journals, predominantly in hypertension and clinical pharmacology.