Professor Macdougall's interest is the anaemia associated with chronic kidney disease, for which he is internationally renowned. With his research team, he has led several pivotal multicentre clinical trials, which have shaped the management of renal anaemia worldwide.
He was selected to be on an international Work Group (KDIGO) to create the latest clinical practice guideline for the management of anaemia in chronic kidney disease, which was published in August 2012. He is also the R&D Lead for the Renal Department at King's College Hospital, as well as the South London Renal Clinical Research Network lead for the National Institute for Health Research.
Professor Macdougall graduated from the University of Glasgow and has worked at the Glasgow Western Infirmary, Cardiff Royal Infirmary and St. Bartholomew's Hospital in London. Professor Macdougall was appointed as a Consultant Nephrologist in January 1996, and received his academic promotion to Professor of Clinical Nephrology through King's College London in March 2011.