Professor Peter M Rothwell | Action Medical Research

Professor Peter M Rothwell

Action Medical Research Chair of Neurology

Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences, University of Oxford

Peter Rothwell holds the Action Medical Research Chair of Neurology in Oxford.

“The main aim of my research is to improve the prevention of stroke, particularly after someone’s had what we call a minor stroke or transient ischaemic attack (TIA),” says Professor Peter Rothwell.

“I aim to improve understanding of the factors that increase people’s chances of having a stroke, and find ways to prevent strokes by making better use of existing treatments,” continues Professor Rothwell. “This approach enables new preventative strategies to be incorporated into clinical practice as quickly and cheaply as possible.”

“I became the fifth Action Medical Research Professor of Clinical Neurology in 2013, a post that was created with the charity’s help, and one that will enable me to continue to build up research in Oxford on prevention of stroke and associated vascular diseases,” adds Professor Rothwell.”

Previous holders

Professor George C Ebers 1999 – 2013
Professor J Newsom-Davis 1987 – 1999
Professor B Mathews 1970 – 1987
Professor W R Russell 1966 – 1970


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