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08 April 2019

Professor Martin James joins School to boost stroke research

Professor Martin James appointed Clinical Director of the Stroke Programme at King’s

Professor Martin James
Professor Martin James

We are delighted to welcome Professor Martin James as Visiting Professor in the School of Population Health & Environmental Sciences.

Professor James will take over the role of Clinical Director of the Stroke Programme at King’s from Professor Tony Rudd CBE when he retires in a couple of months’ time. The Stroke Programme includes the national stroke audit (SSNAP), the National Stroke Services Peer Review Scheme and the regular updating of an internationally recognised clinical guideline for stroke care.

Professor James, who works as a Consultant Stroke Physician at the Royal Devon & Exeter NHS Foundation Trust in Devon, has filled the role of Associate Director of the Stroke Programme for the last nine years, and he assumes his new responsibilities in June.

On his appointment, Professor James said:

'I am delighted and excited to be taking on this new challenge at King’s, and to be joining a stroke research group with a fantastic track record. Under Professor Rudd’s leadership, the stroke programme has become an internationally important programme of quality improvement and research, including the national audit SSNAP.  My new role will be a great opportunity to develop this work, and to contribute to improving the care of people with stroke right across the UK.'