Cerebral Haemodynamics in Ageing and Stroke Medicine
Researchers in the CHiASM group combine clinical research with experiments in healthy volunteers, in vitro studies, and mathematical models to develop our understanding of cerebral haemodynamics in health, ageing and disease. In addition to studies of dementia and Parkinson’s disease, a major research focus of our group is Stroke. Stroke is the second leading cause of death in the world resulting in 6.7 million deaths each year. The burden of disease (disability, illness and premature deaths) caused by stroke is set to double worldwide by 2030. The CHIASM group’s research interests include the development of novel ultrasound methods for the detection of brain injury, development of novel biometrics for assessing carotid plaque vulnerability (a major cause of stroke), ultrasound embolus detection, and detection of impaired cerebral autoregulation. The aim of our research is to develop novel diagnostic imaging, physiological measurements, and interventions for patient benefit.