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Prof Peter Sandercock

Professorial Fellow

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Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Medicine, University of Oxford
Oxfordshire Community Stroke Project
Bachelor of Medicine, University of Oxford

Professional Qualifications

Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences, FMedSci
Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians Edinburgh, FRCPE
Member of the College of Physicians, MRCP
BM BCh

Biography

Professor Peter Sandercock is an academic clinical neurologist at theUniversity of Edinburgh. His chief research interests are in evaluating interventions for the treatment, prevention or rehabilitation of stroke in clinical trials and with systematic reviews of clinical trials.  He was the Chief Investigator of IST-1, the first mega-trial in acute ischaemic stroke, of aspirin & heparin  in 19435 patients with acute stroke recruited from 467 hospitals in 37 countries.  He was Coordinating Editor of the Cochrane Stroke Group 1998-2011.  He is the Co-Chief Investigator of IST-3, the largest-ever trial of thrombolytic therapy for acute ischaemic stroke, with 3035 patients.  His main activities now relate to the design, conduct and oversight of clinical trials.  

Research activities & awards

  1. Tianfu Stroke Research Methodology Training Course

    Activity: Academic talk or presentation typesInvited talk

  2. Thrombolysis for the Elderly; between a rock and a hard place

    Activity: Academic talk or presentation typesInvited talk

  3. Edinburgh Stroke Winter School

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

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Latest prizes

  1. Chancellors Award for Research

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

  2. Tom Chalmers Award

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

  3. Royal Society of Medicine Book Awards

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