Hedley Emsley

Mr EmsleyJob Title: Consultant Neurologist and Honorary Lecturer

Department: Neurology

Telephone Number: 01772 716565

Primary Medical Qualification: MB ChB (University of Manchester)

Other Qualifications: BSc(Hons) MRCP PhD PGCTLCP with distinction

Year of Registration: 1997

GMC Number: 4303099

Career History: Completed medical degree, including intercalated BSc in Pharmacology, University of Manchester (1996). House Officer and Senior House Officer posts in North West England and National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery. Completed MRCP(UK) (1999), then undertook a three year clinical research post in Manchester leading to a PhD (2004). Completed neurology training, Walton Centre for Neurology and Neurosurgery then obtained CCT in Neurology (2008), as part of a Clinical Lecturer post, University of Liverpool. Appointed ConsuItant Neurologist with specialist interest in stroke neurology for Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS (2008-present). Also contributes to Lancashire and Cumbria Stroke Network developments. Honorary Lecturer for University of Liverpool. Member both the Association of British Neurologists and British Association of Stroke Physicians (BASP). Elected to the BASP Training and Education Committee in 2009, and appointed Chair of the committee (2010-present)

Specialist Areas: General Neurology Clinic; Vascular Neurology Clinic; Acute Stroke and TIA Clinic

Specialists Interests: Cerebrovascular disease

Research Interests: Intercalated BSc(Hons) (1992-1993); final year project on neurological outcomes in extremely premature babies; PhD thesis on the role of inflammation in acute stroke, including work on the first clinical trial of interleukin-1 receptor antagonist (a novel anti-inflammation treatment) in acute stroke; separate studies on inflammation in childhood febrile seizures (£100,000 research grant from Cerebra), novel MRI markers of cerebral small vessel disease (which accounts for approximately 25% of strokes), and the role of cerebrovascular disease in late-onset epilepsy (after 60 years of age); comparative study of imaging in carotid artery stenosis; research on the role of infection (including HIV) in stroke, the role of telemedicine in acute stroke assessment (co-applicant on £250,000 NIHR RfPB grant), the value of 3D assessment of facial dysfunction; various multicentre studies; ongoing supervision of postgraduate (MD, MPhil, PhD), and undergraduate students; ad-hoc peer review for journals (including Stroke, Lancet, Brain), research councils (including MRC) and editorial work

Clinics: General Neurology Clinic; Vascular Neurology and Emergency TIA Clinic

Languages Spoken: English

Awards and Prizes: GlaxoSmithKline Travel Bursary (2005); Liversedge Prize (2004); various research awards

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