Professor Margaret Johnson

Academic vice president

Professor Margaret Johnson was elected academic vice president of the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) in July 2015, been a member of council since 2010.

She was appointed consultant physician in respiratory and HIV medicine at the Royal Free Hospital in 1989, and has since then held numerous roles at the Royal Free including: clinical director for infection, clinical director for medicine and medical director.

Margaret was also chairperson at the British HIV Association between 2004–2008, and while working closely with University College London (UCL) has followed a large cohort of HIV patients since 1989. In 2005 she was awarded a personal chair by UCL.

Proffessor Johnson continues to head a very active research programme at the Royal Free, with her main interests being antiretroviral therapy, the epidemiology of the HIV infection and HIV in women.