The stroke research team includes all staff on the acute and rehabilitation stroke wards and aims to improve the functional outcomes and treatments for stroke patients.

We have acute and observational trials investigating recovery rates by analysing brain imaging, trials investigating the risks of dementia after stroke, prevention of stroke in Intracerebral haemorrhage survivors with Atrial Fibrillation, investigating various direct anticoagulants and thrombolytic treatment for acute ischaemic strokes with unknown times of onset.

This will help guide both clinical and experimental therapeutic interventions for the treatment of strokes and also help us understand the trajectory of recovery after stroke better.


Dr R Rayessa, FRCP, LLM, Clinical, Educational and Research Lead
Hyperacute and Rehab Stroke Services,
Hull Royal Infirmary

Emma Clarkson
Stroke/Neurosurgery Research Nurse
Brocklehurst Building
Hull Royal Infirmary

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