Professor Nick Topley

Professor Nick Topley

School of Medicine

Media commentator

Nick Topley is a Professor Emeritus at Cardiff University and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Biology. He was formerly Dean of Medical Education and Director of the Centre for Medical Education (2015-2017), Director of the Institute of Translation, Innovation, Methodology and Engagement (TIME) (2013-15) and prior to that Sub-Dean (Operations).

He is a former Chairman of the Infection and Immunity (now the Division of Infection and Immunity), Chairman and Director of Central Biotechnology Services (CBS). Professor Topley was a member of the School of Medicine Senior Management Team Executive and the Dean’s Advisory Group from 2009-2017.

He received his BSc in Microbiology from University College Cardiff and his PhD at the University of Wales College of Medicine.

A Professor of Cell and Molecular Biology, his major research interests are in Nephrology and in particular the regulation of inflammation and its impact on membrane longevity in Peritoneal Dialysis patients. In, 1998 he received the John F Maher Award from the International Society of Peritoneal Dialysis (

He is Editor Emeritus of Peritoneal Dialysis International, Associate Editor (for Dialysis) for NDT and a member of the Editorial Boards of all the major Nephrology Journals. He has more than 12500 career citations for his research work.

He was recently awarded a Raine Medical Research Foundation ( Visiting Professorship at the University of Western Australia in Perth.

Honours and awards

BSC (HONS) Microbiology, University College Cardiff

PhD University of Wales

Fellow of the Society of Biology (FSB)