Confirmation and sub-classification of stroke cases in UK Biobank

University of Edinburgh

Past award

Student: Kenneth Ngoh : University of Edinburgh

Year Award Started: 2015

Stroke is a major cause of death and adult disability in the UK. Strokes result from a disruption in
the brain’s blood supply. This can occur in many different ways, resulting in a range of different
stroke subtypes. UK Biobank, a very large research resource, following the health of 500,000 UK
adults, could help us much better understand the causes of these different stroke subtypes, and so
develop more targeted treatments for stroke and its prevention. This project will make this possible,
by developing and assessing a novel method to confirm and classify strokes and stroke subtypes in
UK Biobank.

Research area: Neurological conditions (including stroke)


Professor Cathie Sudlow
Centre for Clinical Brain Sciences