Peter M Rothwell MD PhD FRCP

Professor of Clinical Neurology, Professor of Clinical Neurology
Main research interests are in the causes of stroke and improving the prevention of stroke, particularly after a TIA or minor stroke. Other interests include the more general theme of how best to apply the results of clinical trials and other forms of research to clinical decisions with individual patients in routine clinical practice, hypertension, and the effects of aspirin on non-vascular outcomes, such as cancer.

Research Themes

Cross-Divisional Themes

  • Clinical Epidemiology
  • Genetics and Genomics
  • Imaging
  • Neuroscience
  • Health Evaluative Methodologies
  • Cardiovascular Science

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Much of my research aims to improve the effectiveness of stroke prevention and to improve delivery of stroke services in the UK and elsewhere. I also have active research interests in the more general areas of methods of targetting costly or risky inteventions at those individuals most likley to benefit in routine clinical practice, in the pathology of atherosclerosis, in the link between blood pressure and stroke, and in the non-vascular effects of aspirin.

Biography

 

Professor Rothwell is a clinical neurologist with an interest in stroke. He was appointed as Clinical Lecturer in Oxford in 1996, was awarded an MRC Senior Clinical Fellowship in 2000, and was given the title of Professor of Clinical Neurology at the University of Oxford in 2004. He founded the Stroke Prevention Research Unit in 2000, which has since published over 100 scientific papers.

 

His main research interests are in the causes of stroke and improving the prevention of stroke, particularly after a TIA or minor stroke. He is also interested in the more general theme of how best to apply the results of clinical trials and other forms of research to clinical decisions with individual patients in routine clinical practice.