Edinburgh Imaging

09 Apr 18. Congrats Dr G Mair

Congratulations to Dr Grant Mair, on being awarded the Edith Murphy Foundation Senior Clinical Lectureship.

A consult neuroradiologist looking at a computer screen
The Stroke Association

Over the last twenty years The Stroke Association have worked to build capacity in stroke research, funding in excess of 100 research fellows as well as the UK's first Chair in Stroke.

As part of a new research strategy, they are building the next generation of research leaders through their lectureship programme.

Over the course of the programme they aim to support 15 Stroke Association Lecturer, Senior Lecturer and Reader positions. 

These positions will play a critical role in building a vibrant community of clinical and non-clinical stroke researchers across the UK.


We are delighted to announce that Dr Grant Mair was recently selected by The Stroke Association for the Edith Murphy Foundation Senior Clinical Lectureship award.


Dr Grant Mair

Grant is a Senior Clinical Fellow in Neuroradiology & Hon Consultant Neuroradiologist.

After graduating from Medicine, at the University of Aberdeen in 2003, Grant joined the South East Scotland Training Scheme in Radiology in 2008, and was awarded his FRCR in 2013. He then accepted a Neuroradiology Fellowship, at the Neurological Intervention & Imaging Service Western Australia (NIISwa), Perth in 2014.

Grant has since returned to Edinburgh and attained an MD from the University of Edinburgh in 2017 and is part of the Edinburgh Imaging Academy teaching team. His primary research interest is the imaging of stroke.


Future Research

Over the next 5 years, Grant hopes to improve how we use computerised tomography (CT) scans of the brain for assessing patients presenting acutely with stroke.

He will continue to investigate how various CT imaging characteristics of brain influence how well individual patients respond to treatment after stroke. He hopes to develop a simple mechanism for applying this knowledge efficiently in an emergency clinical setting.

He also plans to develop a method of estimating how much time has passed since the onset of an ischaemic stroke so that many patients who are currently ineligible for treatment can also be offered appropriate therapy.

Finally, Grant will collaborate with computer scientists to develop mechanisms for automating some of these image analyses in real time.