Dr Emily Sena

Stroke Association Kirby Laing Foundation Senior Lecturer


  • Biological Sciences with honours in Pharmacology, University of Edinburgh, 2001-2005
  • PhD, Department of Clinical Neurosciences, University of Edinburgh, with one-year exchange at the Department of Medicine (Austin Health), University of Melbourne, Australia. “Systematic review and meta-analysis of neuroprotective drugs in animal models of ischemic stroke”. 2005-2010

Responsibilities & affiliations

  • Inaugural Editor-in-Chief of BMJ Open Science
  • Associate editor for Systematic Review 
  • Scientific Advisory Panel, Berlin Institutes of Health (BIH) Center for Transforming Biomedical Research (QUEST)
  • Steering committee, REWARD alliance
  • Board of Trustees, Evidence-Based Toxicology Collaboration (EBTC)
  • Convener, Collaborative Approach to Meta-Analysis and Review of Animal Data in Experimental Studies (CAMARADES)
  • Scientific member of The University of Edinburgh’s Animal Welfare and Ethical Review Board (AWERB)
  • Co-convenor of The University of Edinburgh’s Staff BME Network

Open to PhD supervision enquiries?


Current PhD students supervised

  • Kaitlyn Hair

Past PhD students supervised

  • Zsanett Bahor
  • Xenios Milidonis

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