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Professor Tom Robinson is the NIHR Clinical Research Network Stroke National Lead.
He undertook his training in Nottingham, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne and Leicester. He is currently Head of the Department of Cardiovascular Sciences and Professor of Stroke Medicine at the University of Leicester, as well as, an Honorary Consultant Physician in Stroke Medicine for University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust. He was appointed an NIHR Senior Investigator in April 2016.
His research interests include blood pressure management, cardiovascular autonomic regulation and cerebrovascular autoregulation following acute stroke, and predicting disability in an ageing population; having published over 150 original scientific articles. His research is currently funded by the British Heart Foundation, the Stroke Association, the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, and the National Institute of Health Research.
Prof Robinson has a strong interest in acute stroke clinical trials, being the Chief Investigator of the COSSACS and CHHIPS Trials of acute stroke blood pressure management, and UK Co-ordinating Investigator of the INTERACT2 and ENCHANTED Trials. He serves on a number of Trial Steering, and Data and Safety Monitoring Committees.
His other responsibilities include: Chair of the Membership Committee of the European Stroke Organisation, President Elect of the British Association of Stroke Physicians.