Professor Hopkins graduated Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, University of London in 1984. In 1996 he was awarded an MD by thesis by the University of Leeds. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Anaesthetists. Professor Hopkins holds the post of Professor of Anaesthesia at the University of Leeds, is an Honorary Consultant Anaesthetist to the Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust and is Director of the UK National Malignant Hyperthermia Investigation Unit based at St James’s University Hospital, Leeds. Professor Hopkins’ clinical and research interests include malignant hyperthermia (MH), exertional heat stroke, perioperative allergy and regional anaesthesia. The UK Malignant Hyperthermia Investigation Unit has investigated more than 7000 patients at risk of MH, making it the largest of its kind in the world. Over the past 30 years Professor Hopkins has published more than 300 papers, abstracts, articles and book chapters, and four books – most recently the Oxford Textbook of Anaesthesia. He has given invited lectures in the United States, Europe, Asia and Africa. He is an Editorial Board member of the British Journal of Anaesthesia and Chairperson of the European Malignant Hyperthermia Group.