Prof Hedley Emsley

consultant neurologist and professor of clinical neuroscience, Lancaster University


Prof. Hedley Emsley is Professor of Clinical Neuroscience (Lancaster University) and Consultant Neurologist (Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust).

He has extensive clinical research experience (h=29; >100 publications), including as a chief investigator and research supervisor. He has extensive research collaborations and a number of research interests including cerebrovascular disease and its interface with other neurological disorders, inflammation, infection, novel mechanisms, targets, biomarkers and trials in cerebrovascular disease and other neurological disorders, as well as novel uses of routine data. He is an experienced clinical neurologist, seeing 1,500 to 2,000 patients per year, and has clinical expertise in general and vascular neurology.

His leadership roles include deputy chair of the Association of British Neurologists (ABN) Stroke Advisory Group, clinical advisor to the data subgroup of the National Neuroscience Advisory Group (NNAG), steering group member of the R4VaD study (Rates, Risks and Routes to Reduce Vascular Dementia) and NIHR Research for Patient Benefit Research Advisory Panel member, North West region. He is academic editor for PeerJ and is on the editorial board of The Neurohospitalist, and acts as ad hoc peer reviewer for a wide range of journals and UK and international grant review bodies.

He is stroke and neuroscience research theme lead at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals as well as being local principal investigator on a portfolio of studies in stroke and neuroscience at the Lancashire NIHR Clinical Research Facility.

Spoke at Pulse LIVE Leeds 2019