Stroke Research Group
The Stroke Research Group is a rapidly developing independent but collaborative group of researchers. Stroke research is a priority area for growth within the Institute of Clinical Neurosciences over the coming years; the group is host to an expanding portfolio of research.
The Stroke Research Group has is closely associated with the clinical stroke service at North Bristol Trust, which provides a comprehensive stroke service including interventional neuroradiology and thrombectomy, vascular surgery, neurosurgery and specialist stroke rehabilitation. The Stroke Research Group uses a range of techniques including:
- MRI (e.g. fMRI, tractography)
- Gaze tracking
- Gait tracking
- Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS)
- Cognitive testing
- “Off-the- shelf” EEG.
There is also an intention to develop further research areas and techniques, including:
- Mesenchymal stem cells for treatment of stroke
- Genetics and cognition/rehabilitation (MRC Integrative Epidemiology Unit)
- MR spectroscopy
- Gait lab with visual environment modulation
- SPHERE project using technology for monitoring health in people’s homes