Professor Rustam Al-Shahi Salman is Chair of Clinical Neurology. He leads the Research to Understand Stroke due to Haemorrhage programme.
I am interested in anything that bleeds in the brain. I use a variety of clinical research designs, including systematic reviews, case-control and cohort studies, and randomised controlled trials.
I am particularly interested in the clinical audit and epidemiology of intracranial vascular malformations, the causes and treatment of intracerebral haemorrhage, and the clinical features and treatment of aneurysmal subarachnoid haemorrhage. I am also interested in data protection, confidentiality, research ethics, and computing.
The deadliest type of stroke is caused by spontaneous bleeding from blood vessels into the brain, known as brain haemorrhage. This disease affects about 10,000 adults in the UK, and about 1.5 million adults in the world, each year. Two out of five people affected die within one month of the bleed and another two remain dependent on their families or carers, leaving only one person out of five independent.
The Research to Understand Stroke due to Haemorrhage programme focuses on understanding what causes brain haemorrhage and what influences its outcome.