Professor Julian Hopkin

Professor Julian Hopkin

Rector, Biomedical Sciences

Telephone number

+44 (0) 1792 205678 ext 9285

Email address

Welsh language proficiency

Fluent Welsh Speaker
Academic Office - 225
Second Floor
Institute of Life Science 1
Singleton Campus


Professor of Medicine: encompassing a) acute general medicine, and b) specialist lung disease diagnostics and treatments. Medical Centres at Cardiff, Oxford, Edinburgh, Birmingham, Oxford, and Swansea (1972-2010) 

Fellow, Brasenose College, Oxford (1992-1998) 

Visiting Professor: Osaka, Rome (Tor Vergata), Kyoto

MB (Wales) 1972; MSc Genetics (Edin) 1978; MD (Wales) 1981; MA (Oxon) 1992 


Areas Of Expertise

  • Clinical Medicine
  • Fundamental research into lung diseases:-
  • genetics
  • immunity
  • microbiology

Career Highlights

Teaching Interests

Founding Head, Swansea School of Medicine 2001-2008 

Career-long interest in bed-side teaching of clinical students. 

Career-long lecturing to medical students – emphasising the link between clinical disorder, bio-pathology, and therapeutics  

Chairman, St David’s Medical Foundation - the charity which specifically raises funds (currently some £750K) in support of teaching and research at School of Medicine 


Research Award Highlights Collaborations