Clean Sweep for Edinburgh at the Stroke Association Annual Awards!

Clean Sweep for Edinburgh at the Stroke Association Annual Awards!


Monday, 7 May, 2018

Huge congratulations to Professor Rustam Al-Shahi Salman, Professor Colin Smith, Dr Emily Sena and Dr Grant Mair (all Centre for Clinical Brain Sciences) who each received an award at the Stroke Association Annual Awards Ceremony on the 2nd of May!

This 'clean sweep' of awards highlights Edinburgh's exellence in stroke research. The funding awarded will not only enable the important research programmes outlined below to take place but it also supports and develops the stroke researchers of the future.

In addition, Dr Steward Wiseman (Centre for Clinical Brain Sciences) was also awarded a Stroke Association Post-Doctoral Fellowship.

The awards received were:

The Stroke Association Priority Programme Award to Professor Rustam Al-Shahi Salman (along with Neshika Samarasekera, Colin Smith, Joanna Wardlaw - Centre for Clinical Brain Sciences and Barry McColl - Centre for Discovery Brain Sciences). Rustam received £449,500 for a research programme "What causes swelling around strokes due to bleeding in the brain?" which will study swelling and neuroinflammation after cerebral haemorrhage.

Joint Stroke Association and Medical Research Council Priority Programme Award to Professor Colin Smith (with Rustam Al-Shahi Salman and Joanna Wardlaw). The £447,500 award will fund his research project "How can we maximise a brain bank resource to help small vessel disease?" which aims to develop a human brain bank to support biomedical research into the pathophysiology of human small vessel disease that may be used nationally and internationally.  

Stroke Association Kirby Laing Foundation Senior Non-Clinical Lectureship Award to Dr Emily Sena. Her project aims to increase the experimental validity and utility of preclinical stroke research. 

Stroke Association Edith Murphy Foundation Senior Clinical Lectureship for Medical Professionals Award to Dr Grant Mair. His work aims to better understand how particular features of CT scans can be used to make better treatment decisions for patients with ischaemic stroke.