MSc, MRCP (UK)
ABN Clinical Research Fellow/ DPhil student
Robert Hurford is a Speciality Registrar in neurology with a subspeciality interest in stroke. Since the beginning of his career he has endeavoured to combine clinical and academic training, and has worked with stroke research groups in Manchester, Cambridge and Paris. He has been awarded an Association of British Neurologists' Clinical Research Training Fellowship to complete a DPhil in Clinical Neurosciences at the Centre for the Prevention of Stroke and Dementia, under the supervision of Professor Peter Rothwell.
Robert's thesis aims to be the first population-based study evaluating the multiple second-line investigations used in the assessment of TIA and non-disabling stroke, for both their clinical utility and health economic justifiability in the elderly population. The STRoke Investigation in the Very Elderly (STRIVE) study will be nested within the Oxford Vascular Study (OXVASC), a population-based study of all vascular events in nearly 100,000 Oxfordshire residents registered with 100 local GPs.
Training, qualifications and awards
2017-20 DPhil Clinical Neuroscience; University of Oxford
2016- Eastern Region Neurology Speciality Registrar Training
2015 Membership of the Royal College of Physicians, London
2014-16 NIHR Academic Clinical Fellow (Neurology); University of Cambridge
2012-14 Academic Foundation Programme; University of Manchester
2012 Haymon Gorlov Prize for best master's thesis
2011-12 MSc Clinical Neuroscience; University College London
2006-11 BMedSci (Hons), BM BS (Hons); University of Nottingham Medical School