Professor Michael Kirby 

GP and former director of Hertfordshire Primary Care Research Network


Professor Michael Kirby worked as a GP in Letchworth, Hertfordshire from 1973 until 2007 and was Director of HertNet (the Hertfordshire Primary Care Research Network) from 1998 until 2007. He also held two cardiology sessions at the local Trust Hospital and his practice provided an open-access echocardiography service for patients with heart failure for local GP’s. He has been Visiting Professor to the Faculty of Health and Human Sciences, at the University of Hertfordshire and his clinical work was at the Prostate Centre in London until the end of 2018.He is now Editor of Trends in Urology & Men’s Health

Professor Kirby qualified at St Mary’s Hospital, London before working as a cardiology registrar at the Queen Elizabeth II Hospital, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire. He is an Associate Member of the British Association of Urological Surgeons and a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians. He has been an active member of the Department of Health Prostate Cancer Risk Management Working Party and the Prostate Cancer Advisory Group, also, Trustee and advisor to the Sexual Advice Association. His special interests include cardiology, diabetes, osteoporosis, men’s health, urology, sexual medicine and education. He was Editor in Chief of the Primary Care Cardiovascular Journal, for 12 years & is on the editorial board of the British Journal of Primary Care Nursing, the British Journal of Cardiology, Geriatric Medicine and the International Journal of Clinical Practice. He also holds membership of several NHS advisory boards. He has published more than 400 clinical papers and 30 books.