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Georgina Hobden

BSc (Hons), MSc

DPhil Candidate

My research as a DPhil student in the Translational Neuropsychology Group aims to improve our understanding of the factors that predict long-term cognitive impairment after stroke. I am particularly interested in determining the prognostic utility of clinically acquired data, such as diagnostic neuroimaging, as the long-term aim of my research is the contribute to the development of a clinically usable risk prediction tool for cognitive impairment after stroke. I am also heavily involved in developing a structured cognitive care pathway for stroke survivors. This strand of my research employs a mixed methods approach to explore the views of multiple stakeholders, including stroke survivors and NHS health professionals, to ensure that the cognitive care pathway is both acceptable to patients and feasible for implementation in clinical practice.


I am also a member of the Heart and Brain Group, where I conduct research investigating the associations between cardiovascular and cerebrovascular health in the Whitehall II Imaging Cohort. My research combines state-of-the-art vascular ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging to investigate whether arterial stiffness predicts cerebrovascular flow patterns and the rate of progression of white matter degeneration.


My PhD research is supervised by Prof Nele Demeyere, with co-supervision from Prof Sana Suri and Dr Sarah Pendlebury. My research is funded by the Economic and Social Research Council Grand Union DTP.