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Current Research Interests

Research summary

I am a doctor training in neurosurgery. Broadly, I am interested in understanding why inflammatory responses to acute brain injury vary between people and how these impact on long-term clinical outcome. This is important to inform patient selection for surgery and may allow targeted therapeutic development. 

Current interests

Towards my PhD, I am developing in vitro and in vivo models of brain haemorrhage to investigate how microglia, the resident immune cells of the brain, modulate astrocyte and neuronal responses to haemorrhage. By accessing brain tissue and clinical data kindly donated by patients who have died following haemorrhage we will identify which disease modifying factors are translatable to human disease. My PhD is supervised by Prof. Giles Hardingham, Dr. Barry McColl and Prof. Rustam Salman and is funded by the Wellcome Trust.


Research Groups

Education/Academic qualification

Surgical Sciences, Master of Science (with Distinction), University of Edinburgh


Award Date: 23 Jul 2016

Medicine, Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, University of Edinburgh


Award Date: 5 Jul 2014

Neuroscience, Bachelor of Science (First Class Honours), University of Edinburgh


Award Date: 24 Jun 2011

External positions

Honorary Specialty Registrar, Neurosurgery, Department of Clinical Neurosciences, NHS Lothian

1 Aug 2018 → …

Honorary Specialty Registrar: ST1 Neurosurgery, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde

2 Aug 201731 Jul 2018


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