Professor Thompson G Robinson

Professor Thompson Robinson

Head of Department and Professor of Stroke Medicine, University of Leicester / NIHR Senior Investigator / Honorary Consultant Physician, University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust

B Med Sci, Nottingham, 1985
BM, BS, Nottingham, 1987
MRCP, 1990
MD, Leicester, 1998
FRCP, 2002
FESO, 2012


Tel: 0116 204 4752 / 252 3187


Address: Department of Cardiovascular Sciences, University of Leicester, Cardiovascular Research Centre, Glenfield General Hospital, Leicester, LE3 9QP.

For University related enquiries please email Denise Ladkin (PA) Tel: 0116 204 4758, for NHS enquiries email Jennifer Kerry (PA) Tel: 0116 252 3182 and NIHR Enquiries email Janette Moore Tel: 0116 252 5814

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Research Interests

  • Acute stroke blood pressure management: individual patient meta-analysis and new clinical trials

  • Studies assessing the manipulation of blood pressure and blood pressure variability for secondary stroke prevention

  • Studies of cerebral haemodynamic impairments following stroke: from individualised modelling towards personalised treatment of the injured brain, impact of therapeutic strategies to improve cerebral perfusion, and association with cognitive impairment

  • Studies of disabling co-morbidity in an ageing population

Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) Project: Diversity in Blood Flow to the Brain

Major global study that identifies a safer treatment of acute stroke and audio interview

Research Summary

External Positions

Senior Investigator, National Institute of Health Research 2016 to date 
National Specialty Lead for Stroke, National Institute of Health Research, Clinical Research Network 2015 to date
President Elect, British Association of Stroke Physicians 2016 to date
Chair, Joint Royal Colleges of Physicians Training Board Speciality Advisory Committee in Stroke Medicine, 2010 to date
Trustee, Stroke Association April 2014-Mar 2017
Chair, European Stroke Organisation Membership Committee, 2016 to date
Supplements Editor, Age and Ageing, 2003 to2016
Associate Editor (Stroke/Neurology), Age and Ageing, 2003 to 2016
Clinical Director, Cardiovascular Disease for East Midlands Strategy Clinical Network 2013 to 2016
Various Trial Steering and Data and Safety Monitoring Committees

Full list of External Positions

Key Publications

138. Anderson CS, Robinson T, Lindley RI, Arima H, Lavados P, Lee T-H, Broderick JP, Chen X, Chen G, Sharma VK, Kim JS, Thang NH, Cao Y, Parsons MW, Levi C, Huang Y, Olavarria V, Demchuck A, Bath PMW, Donnan GA, Martins S, Pontes-Neto OM, Silva F, Ricci S, Billot L, Woodward M, Li Q, Wang JG, Chalmers J. Trial of low-dose versus standard-dose intravenous alteplase in patients with acute ischemic stroke. New England Journal of Medicine 2016; in press

123. Panerai RB, Jara JL, Saeeed NP, Horsfield MA, Robinson TG. Dynamic cerebral autoregulation following acute ischemic stroke: Comparison of transcranial Doppler and magnetic resonance imaging techniques. Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism 2015 Nov 5; pii 0271678X15615874

119. Manning L, Rothwell P, Potter J, Robinson TG. The Prognostic Significance of Short-term Blood Pressure Variability in Acute Stroke: A Systematic Review. Stroke 2015; 46: 2482-90.

109. Wang X, Arima H, Heeley E, Delcourt C, Huang Y, Wang J, Stapf C, Robinson T, Woodward M, Chalmers J, Anderson CS, for the INTERACT2 Investigators. Magnitude of Blood Pressure Reduction and Clinical Outcomes in Acute Intracerebral Hemorrhage. Intensive Blood Pressure Reduction in Acute Cerebral Hemorrhage Trial Study. Hypertension 2015; 65: 1026-32.

100. Arima H, Heeley E, Delcourt C, Hirakawa Y, Wang X, Woodward M, Robinson T, Stapf C, Parsons M, Lavados P, Huang Y, Wang J, Chalmers J, Anderson C. Optimal achieved blood pressure in acute intracerebral hemorrhage: INTERACT2. Neurology 2015; 84: 464-71.

98. Sato S, Arima H, Hirakawa Y, Heeley E, Delcourt C, Beer R, Li Y, Zhang J, Jüettler E, Wang J, Lavados PM, Robinson T, Lindley RI, Chalmers J, Anderson CS. The speed of ultra-early hematoma growth in acute intracerebral haemorrhage. Neurology 2014; 83: 2232-8.

94. Manning L, Hirakawa Y, Arima H, Wang X, Chalmers J, Wang J, Lindley R, Heeley E, Delcourt C, Neal B, Lavados P, Davis SM, Tzourio C, Huang Y, Stapf C, Woodward M, Rothwell PM, Robinson TG, Anderson CS, for the INTERACT2 investigators. Blood pressure variability and outcome after acute intracerebral haemorrhage: a post-hoc analysis of INTERACT2, a randomised controlled trial. Lancet Neurology 2014; 13: 364-73.

86. Anderson CS, Heeley E, Huang Y, Wang J, Stapf C, Delcourt C, Lindley R, Robinson T, Lavados P, Neal B, Hata J, Arima H, Parsons M, Li Y, Wang J, Heritier S, Li Q, Woodward M, Simes RJ, Davis SM, Chalmers J; the INTERACT2 Investigators. Rapid Blood-Pressure Lowering in Patients with Acute Intracerebral Hemorrhage. N Engl J Med. 2013 Jun 20;368(25):2355-65.

60. Saeed NP, Horsfield MA, Panerai RB, Mistri AK, Robinson TG. Measurement of cerebral blood flow responses to the thigh cuff maneuver: a comparison of TCD with a novel MRI methodJ Cereb Blood Flow Metab. 2011 May 31 5 1302-10

59. Robinson TG, Potter JF, Ford GA, Bulpitt CJ, Chernova J, Jagger C, James MA, Knight J, Markus HS, Mistri AK, Poulter NR; COSSACS Investigators. Effects of antihypertensive treatment after acute stroke in the Continue Or Stop post-Stroke Antihypertensives Collaborative Study (COSSACS): a prospective, randomised, open, blinded-endpoint trialLancet Neurol. 2010 Aug 9 8 767-75

53. Potter JF, Robinson TG, Ford GA, Mistri A, James M, Chernova J, Jagger C. Controlling hypertension and hypotension immediately post-stroke (CHHIPS): a randomised, placebo-controlled, double-blind pilot trialLancet Neurol. 2009 Jan 8 1 48-56


Full list of papers 2016-2006

Papers before 2006

Book Chapters, Review Articles and Editorials

Research Summary

Department of Cardiovascular Sciences

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