UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology


Clinical Neuroscience: Stroke Medicine MSc Student Stories

Some of the 2016/17 students say goodbye after completing their vivas


Dr Gargi Banerjee, PhD student working under my supervision has won the Rosetrees Trust 30th Anniversary Symposium poster prize, for her work on small vessels of the brain and their contribution to stroke and dementia, photo attached


My Journey at UCL: MSc Stroke Medicine

"In September 2011, I embarked upon the journey of becoming a qualified physiotherapist. Following a series of student clinical placements in a variety of different fields I developed a particular interest and passion for stroke rehabilitation. My fascination for this field led me to enrol onto the MSc Stroke Medicine at UCL following the completion of my degree. My Journey at UCL was a truly amazing and unique experience. I was given the opportunity to attend conferences, observe surgery at UCLH, participate in clinical research, whilst dramatically improving my clinical knowledge and clinical reasoning. The opportunity to work and learn from clinicians and healthcare professionals from different clinical backgrounds was a unique learning experience. Completing an MSc at the institute of neurology UCL, which has a world class reputation, of course had its challenges and required a lot of dedication and hard work, however this experience was rewarding in many ways. Following the completion of my MSc at UCL not only did I learn and experience more than I could have ever imagined, I was in fact selected for a competitive job in stroke rehabilitation which has been a dream of mine for a very long time!" Avgi Christodoulo, MSc Stroke Medicine 2015-16

"The Stroke Medicine MSc was an amazing academic experience. It provided me with various platforms to develop both personally and professionally in the field. This MSc programme presented plenty of opportunity to explore the world of stroke, which helped in making an informed decision on the type of research project I wanted to be involved with and I am looking forward to starting my chosen Phd. programme this year. On the programme, I was able to engage with recovering stroke patients and also present my work on pre-stroke cognitive impairment at the Queen Square Symposium. The lecturers on the course were so engaging and very interactive, they were able to answer all my questions, broaden my understanding and fill in any missing gaps concerning stroke. This was definitely a great investment in my pursuit for a career in stroke research, I feel more confident in pursuing my desired career having had this opportunity to explore stroke with experts in the field." Karen Appiah, MSc Stroke Medicine 2015-16

We are delighted to announce that MSc Stroke Medicine student Karen Appiah, won the top award in the neuroimaging poster section of the Queen Square symposium, May 2016, and was a finalist overall.

Karen Appiah has also co authored the following paper, as part of Professor Werring's stroke research group:

Other MSc students at the UCL Institute of Neurology have authored the following papers under the supervision of Professor Werring :