Dr John Cannon (IHWB)

Visiting Professor of Primary Care

Research Directorate

Dr John Cannon has been a general practitioner in rural Suffolk for over 40 years half spent as senior partner. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of GPs. John has worked as a Visiting Fellow in Medicine at the Massachusetts General Hospital involving tuition of students from Harvard University Medical School.

As well as teaching both medical undergraduates and graduates he is an accredited Clinical Tutor at Cambridge University. Medically his specialist interests include Cardiology and Therapeutics (with postgraduate qualifications) alongside his career as a portfolio GP.

He has expertise in cardiovascular research in which he has regularly published having been a Principal Investigator in medical trials often working closely with a team from the Department of Clinical Pharmacology at Cambridge University.

John writes and lectures on a variety of cardiovascular topics and is an editorial adviser in a national peer-reviewed journal in addition to reviewing articles for publication elsewhere.

He was a founder member of the U.K.’s Primary Care Cardiovascular Society, Suffolk's Cardiovascular Consensus Group and the Primary Care Research Network for East Anglia. He is a member of the British Hypertension Society, the British Society for Heart Failure and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.

John was appointed Regional Medical Ambassador for the Atrial Fibrillation Association (AFA) in 2020 and became one of its Trustees in 2022 and is a judge in the Global Healthcare Pioneer Awards. He continues to lecture for the AFA and other cardiovascular bodies both virtually and face-to-face and additionally produces bespoke teaching webinars.

His research interest in Cardiology is at present principally invested in a novel 3-D ECG project working with a team including academic specialists in Artificial Intelligence.

He is currently championing the proposal of a National Screening Programme for atrial fibrillation working with the AFA and other interested bodies.