Tom Walley recently took up post as director of the Hunter Medical Research Institute (HMRI), Newcastle. Tom was Professor of Clinical Pharmacology (1994-2018) in the University of Liverpool, UK and a consultant physician (1991-2018). He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of London, of the Academy of Medical Sciences, and of the British Pharmacological Society. He headed a research group at Liverpool University, focusing on prescribing, pharmaceutical policy, and clinical effectiveness and cost-effectiveness. He was later associate pro-vice chancellor for clinical research in the university.
He was director of several research programmes (Health Technology Assessment, Efficacy and Mechanistic Evaluations, Systematic Reviews) for the UK National Institute for Health Research (2004-2018) and established other programmes (Public Health, Health Services and Delivery). He now takes up the role in HMRI to help develop translational research further.
In June 2008, he was awarded a CBE by the Queen for services to medicine.