Centre for Clinical Brain Sciences

Peter Sandercock and John Starr named in 'Top 10 Inspiring Physicians 2019'

May 2019: Many congratulations to Prof Peter Sandercock and the late Prof John Starr, who have been named in the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh list of Top 10 Inspiring Physicians 2019.

Professor Peter Sandercock

Professor Peter Sandercock

Peter Sandercock is Chair of Medical Neurology in CCBS. He is a founding member of, and key player in, the highly successful brain vascular disease research group.

His nomination includes:

"Peter Sandercock is a well-known clinician and researcher in the field of stroke, and at the same time, a person with a genuine interest in the wellbeing of students and younger colleagues. He is always available when they need assistance, and actively helps them to make success in their own careers. He has been a mentor for numerous would-be trialists, and has always supported investigator-led clinical trials through delivering training courses and serving on steering committees and data monitoring committees. He has also paid a significant contribution to the dissemination of evidence-based stroke practice, especially in low and middle-income countries. For many of these activities, there is not much academic recognition or reward, and for this he is an inspiring colleague."

Professor John Starr

Professor John Starr

The late Professor John Starr was Honorary Professor of Health and Ageing and an Associate Principal Investigator in CCBS.

John Starr conducted innovative work on the environmental epidemiology of dementias, and his academic interests included improving the understanding of cognitive ageing, dementia, and intellectual disability. Professor Starr died suddenly on 8th December, 2018, aged just 58. He was an unconventional and unique figure, an inspiration to many.

Related links

Read all the full nominations at Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh Top 10 Inspiring Physicians 2019

Prof Peter Sandercock's profile

Obituary: John Starr

Brain vascular disease research at the Centre for Clinical Brain Sciences