Founding Director, Wolfson Centre for Prevention of Stroke and Dementia; Action Research Professor of Neurology, University of Oxford
Professor Rothwell is a clinical neurologist with interests in stroke, vascular dementia, hypertension and aspirin. As an MRC Senior Clinical Fellow he established the Stroke Prevention Research Unit in Oxford in 2000, which was awarded the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education in 2014. He subsequently founded the purpose-built Wolfson Centre for Prevention of Stroke and Dementia, which opened in 2020.
He has published over 500 scientific papers and has been the recipient of many awards, including the Foulkes Foundation Medal from the Academy of Medical Sciences, Senior Investigator Awards from the Wellcome Trust and from the National Institute of Health Research, Award for Outstanding Contribution to Clinical Research (British Medical Journal), President’s Biennial Award for Outstanding Contribution to Stroke Research (World Stroke Organisation), the Kinmonth Medal (Royal College of Surgeons), and the International Aspirin Award.