Research Projects

Assessing the predictive value of quantitative high throughput NMR metabolomic analysis for CVD events in a major diabetes trial: ADVANCE

Cutting-edge technology is being harnessed to give a more detailed analysis of the chemical make-up of blood samples than has yet been possible. The research team has developed the ability...

An investigation of the role of thrombin generation as a marker of increased risk of thromboembolic stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation

Metabolic Imaging in Carotid Atherosclerosis (MICA Study)

Many heart attacks and strokes are caused by the common condition of atherosclerosis – hardening of the arteries. New ways of imaging this disease, using PET and MRI scanning, are...

Is childhood wheezy bronchitis an early determinant of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease? A longitudinal study

In what promises to be the longest-running research of its kind in the world, this Aberdeen-based team is examining evidence of whether children who have episodes of wheezing illness during...

Optimisation of pre-hospital resuscitation in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest using a novel method of resuscitation analysis to facilitate training and performance evaluation

Surviving an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA), brought on by a heart attack, depends on high quality resuscitation before the patient reaches hospital. Such treatment is highly complex and requires specific...

CHSS Fellowship Award 2013: Can bacterial load define chest infections in bronchiectasis?

An obstructive lung disease, bronchiectasis is a common long-term condition caused by permanent damage to the airways. Patients suffer with recurrent cough, sputum production and frequent infections. Antibiotics can help...

Predictors of long-term cognitive impairment, dementia and disability after lacunar stroke

Lacunar strokes are common, small, not usually fatal, but less well-studied than other types of stroke.  Up to a third of these patients may have difficulty thinking, or even dementia,...

The Association Between Blood Pressure and the Different Pathological Types of Stroke in UK Biobank

My project will use data from the UK Biobank, a detailed study of 500,000 volunteers, to improve our understanding of the relationships between different measures of blood pressure (BP) and...

Setting Scottish stroke services in an international context

Stroke services in Scotland have developed substantially over the last 20 years, and are undergoing continuous quality monitoring.  However, the researchers do not have a clear idea of how Scottish...

Childhood asthma prevalence in 2014 – how and why has this changed over the past 50 years?

The Aberdeen Schools Asthma Survey (ASA) are repeated surveys over the longest period anywhere in the UK, and among the longest anywhere around the world.  The percentage of children with...