Paul Leeson is Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine at the University of Oxford and a Consultant Cardiologist at the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford. His research group has pioneered the application of computational modelling and artificial intelligence to imaging data, collected within clinical studies and randomised trials, to understand what drives progression of cardiovascular disease in young people. The work has generated novel insights ranging from an understanding of how the cardiovascular system in both the mother and child is impacted by pregnancy complications, such as preeclampsia and preterm birth, through to methods for automated diagnostics in echocardiography, which are now used in hospitals in the US and Europe. Their most recent work has focused on the post-partum period of a hypertensive pregnancy and has identified the puerperium as a critical window of cardiovascular remodelling for the mother, during which clinical management can have long term implications for their cardiovascular health. He sits on the NIHR Invention for Innovation and Fellowship funding panels as well as the Imaging Advisory Board of UK Biobank. He is a member of the NHS National Institute for Health and Care Excellence Cardiovascular Disease prevention guideline committee and has had leadership roles in the European Association of Preventive Cardiology and British and Irish Hypertension Society.