UCL Institute of Neurology


Stroke Research

Axial CT scans showing acute cSAH and ICH*

Researching stroke prevention, treatment and management, and functional recovery after stroke.


Professor David Werring

Research Team

Research Goals

  • To understand the underlying mechanisms of cerebrovascular disease, with a focus on neuroimaging
  • To improve acute treatment and secondary prevention of stroke
  • To develop innovative treatments to prevent stroke, targeting both small and large artery diseases
  • To investigate how cerebral small vessel disease relates to intracerebral haemorrhage and vascular cognitive impairment
  • To increase knowledge of stroke genetics

Funded Research Projects

  • Prevention of hypertensive injury to the brain by intensive treatment: Intracerebral Haemorrhage. Funded by a Stroke Association Priority Programme Grant for Intracerebral Haemorrhage
  • Carotid Stenting Trialists’ Collaboration. Funded by the Stroke Association
  • Cerebral amyloid angiopathy cohort to characterize the natural history and establish biomarkers relevant to prognosis
  • CROMIS-2 (Clinical Relevance Of Microbleeds in Stroke)
  • PROHIBIT-ICH (Prevention Of Hypertensive Injury to the Brain by Intensive Treatment after IntraCerebral Haemorrhage: a pilot randomized trial of home telemetry-guided treatment)

  • OPTIMAS BHF: OPtimal TIMing of Anticoagulation after AF-associated acute ischaemic Stroke: a randomised controlled trial
Recent publications from Stroke Research

Stroke Research Centre staff:

Amy Ashton (CRN Team)
Azra Banaras (CRN Team)
Dr Gargi Banerjee
Ekatherina Biggs
Professor Martin Brown
Simone Browning (SIGNaL)
Shahena Butt (PROHIBIT-ICH)
Hatice Capar (SIGNaL)
Dr Edgar Chan
Lucinda Crook (CRN Team)
Schederazade Feerick (CRN Team)
Loraine Fisch
Nina Francia (CRN Team)
Dr Isabel Hostettler Moreno
Siobhan McLernan
Sabaa Obaney (CRN Team)
Dr Richard Perry
Dr Robert Simister
John Mitchell (SIGNaL)
Dr David Seiffge
Sifelani Tshuma (CRN Team)
Caroline Watchurst (CRN Team Lead)
Professor David Werring (HoD BRR - Stroke Lead)
Dr Duncan Wilson

Further information

* Wilson et al. (2017) Convexity subarachnoid haemorrhage has a high risk of intracerebral haemorrhage in suspected cerebral amyloid angiopathy. Journal of Neurology, April 2017, Volume 264, Issue 4, pp 664–673. doi: 10.1007/s00415-017-8398-y.