Dr Cathie Sudlow, DPhil, FRCP

Dr Cathie Sudlow is Clinical Senior Lecturer and Honorary Consultant Neurologist at the University of Edinburgh, UK. She trained in medicine in the UK at the Universities of Cambridge and Oxford, qualifying in 1991. She became interested in neurology, stroke medicine and epidemiology as a medical senior house officer in Edinburgh in the early 1990's. She chose to specialise clinically in neurology, developing further her particular interest in stroke, and over the years has held clinical neurology posts in the UK in Edinburgh, Oxford and Plymouth. In 1997 she completed an MSc in epidemiology at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and then spent three years at the Clinical Trial Service Unit and Epidemiological Studies Unit, University of Oxford, completing her DPhil 'Antiplatelet drugs and vascular disease'. In 2001 she returned to Edinburgh as a Wellcome Trust Clinician Scientist in the Division of Clinical Neurosciences where she has set up a number of stroke related research projects, including the Edinburgh Stroke Study, a hospital based cohort study of >2000 patients with stroke or TIA, including a DNA collection.

She has particular expertise in epidemiological methods, in particular systematic reviews and meta-analysis. Her research interests and projects are in stroke epidemiology, stroke genetics, stroke prevention and systematic reviews of randomised trials and of observational studies.