Hello, my name’s Liesl and I’m a senior respiratory physiologist with 15 years’ experience in clinical settings. Last year I left the clinical settings to pursue a career as a research respiratory physiologist with the aim of progressing onto the position of consultant physiologist after completing a PhD.
Research funded by the British Heart Foundation (BHF) taking place at the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Leicester Biomedical Research Centre and NIHR Leicester Clinical Research Facility could reduce the risk of death from a life-threatening aneurysm.
A new clinical study that could improve outcomes for people who have a stroke in their sleep is now underway, thanks to more than £320,000 funding from the British Heart Foundation (BHF).
Researchers at the University of Leicester have begun the three-year trial in the UK, which will study the best treatment for people who have an ischaemic stroke in their sleep and wake up with symptoms – also known as a wake-up stroke.
Research teams at the NIHR Leicester Clinical Research Facility are giving members of the public an opportunity to experience first-hand some of the clinical trials they run. The open afternoon is taking place on Wednesday 23 May in the Research Space at the Leicester Royal Infirmary to mark International Clinical Trials Day.