Professor Thompson G Robinson

Professor Thompson G Robinson Head of Department and Professor of Stroke Medicine, University of Leicester / NIHR Senior Investigator

Honorary Consultant Physician, University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust

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

Tel: +44 (0)116 204 4752 / 252 3187


For University-related enquiries, please email Denise Ladkin (PA) on or call +44 (0)116 204 4758

For NHS enquiries, email Jennifer Kerry (PA) on or call +44 (0)116 252 3182

For NIHR Enquiries, email Janette Moore on or call +44 (0)116 252 5814

Personal details

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

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



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 techniquesJournal 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 ReviewStroke 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 StudyHypertension 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: INTERACT2Neurology 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 haemorrhageNeurology 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 trialLancet 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 HemorrhageN 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

ischaemic stroke


  • 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

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