“I’ve got this frustrating, peculiar awareness of my mortality.” Hugh Montgomery
Professor Hugh Montgomery is Chair of Intensive Medicine at UCL and director of UCL’s Institute for Human Health and Performance. He leads the research group in genetics which has published hundreds of publications in prestigious journals such as Nature. He has also conducted research on Everest, run three ultramarathons, skydived naked for charity and holds the world record for playing piano underwater.
Perhaps most notably, Hugh gained much media attention for his discovery of a “fitness” gene – the first of its kind. In 2007, Hugh was invited to present the annual televised Royal Institution Christmas Lectures on the science of survival.
“Like a 21st-century Alexander Hamilton” The Guardian