Research Projects

Long term health after alteplase: 3 year follow up of the IST-3 trial

"Thrombolysis (‘clot-busting’) treatment for stroke leads to better recovery, but whether it reduces long-term risk of death or health care costs is uncertain. We could estimate the effect of thrombolysis...

Analysing Imagining data Gathered from molecular Imaging of Carotis Atherosclerosis

Stroke can occur when debris from diseased and unstable regions of the carotid (neck) arteries breaks off and lodges in the brain. We aim to assess whether magnetic resonance imaging...

Its’ Not One Thing: Interdisciplinary Collaboration to Promote Digital Technology use by People with Aphasia

"We will use our previous experience to: 1. Co-create prototypes of an on-line assessment tool and accessible workbooks for people with aphasia to independently learn iPad operation principles. 2. Trial...

The Epidemiology of Stroke Patients and Their Primary Care in the Highlands of Scotland

In the Highlands of Scotland it can be difficult to get to patients who have had a stroke. It can also take much longer to take stroke patients to hospital....

Premature Aging and Skeletal Muscle Dysfunction in COPD Patients: Development of a Cell Line Model

This study will offer an insight into the pathogenesis of skeletal muscle wasting and dysfunction, an increasing problem in the aging COPD population. This could then be translated into studies...

Treatment Adherence in Coronary Heart Disease: Understanding the Efficacy-effectiveness gap in patient medication and rehabilitation use

Evidence suggests that after an acute coronary event patients beliefs and adherence to cardiac rehabilitation (CR) can be impacted by their partners’ beliefs and behaviours. This study aims to assess...

Psychosocial and Physical Factors Influencing Employment of Adults with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

In line with recommendations of the revised MRC guidance on complex interventions, this pilot represents the first step in informing the method and design of a main study; the principal...

High Sensitivity Troponin in Familial Hypercholesterolemia

Familial Hypercholesterolemia (FH) is a common hereditary condition which affects approximately 1 in 500 people in the UK. It leads to unusually high levels of cholesterol in the blood and...

Responsiveness to Thrombolytic Therapy for Ischaemic Stroke

Stoke is a major cause of death and disability in Scotland. Most are “ischaemic stokes”, in which a blood clot blocks a blood vessel to the brain. A clot dissolving...

The Long-term Effects of Wearing an Ankle Foot Orthosis: the experience of stroke survivors

This study aims to look at a stroke survivor’s experience of wearing a foot splint. It will focus particular on comfort, ease of putting on and off, ability to walk...