Title: Professor and Honorary Consultant in Virology at the University of Nottingham and Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust since 2002.
Department of Microbiology
Queen’s Medical Centre
Qualifications: MA, MB ChB, MRCP, PhD, FRCPath
Professor William L. Irving has practised as a consultant clinical virologist at the Queen’s Medical Centre, Nottingham, since 1990. He has extensive experience in the field of viral hepatitis and blood-borne viruses.
His research interest is in the natural history of hepatitis C virus infection, and he has received millions of pounds of research grant monies including from the Medical Research Foundation (to create and co-chair “HCV Research UK”, a multi-centre consortium creating a national cohort, clinical database and biobank of 12,000 patients infected with HCV), the Medical Research Council (Stratified Medicine to Optimise the management of patients with HCV infection, STOP-HCV) and most recently Cancer Research UK (Early detection of hepatocellular liver cancer).
In the more general arena of clinical virology, he has been a member of the examiner panel for FRCPath in Virology for the Royal College of Pathologists for several years, a member of the RCPath Standing Advisory Committee for Microbiology and Virology since 2018, and a member of the executive committee of the UK Clinical Virology Network since 2012.
He is a keen bridge player, and has an irrational passion for the fortunes of Leeds United.