Expertise in neurology, cerebrovascular disease, and the neurovascular-neurodegenerative interface, including the role of inflammation/infection, novel imaging measures, emerging therapeutic targets and clinical trials.
Completed medical degree, including intercalated BSc in Pharmacology, University of Manchester (1996). House Officer and Senior House Officer posts in North West England and National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery. Completed MRCP(UK) (1999), then undertook a three year clinical research post in Manchester leading to a PhD (2004). Completed neurology training, Walton Centre for Neurology and Neurosurgery then obtained CCT in Neurology (2008), as part of a Clinical Lecturer post, University of Liverpool. Appointed ConsuItant Neurologist with specialist interest in stroke neurology for Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS (2008-present). Also contributes to Lancashire and Cumbria Stroke Network developments. Honorary Lecturer for University of Liverpool. Member both the Association of British Neurologists and British Association of Stroke Physicians (BASP). Elected to the BASP Training and Education Committee in 2009, and appointed Chair of the committee (2010-present).