Senior Research Associate
BA, MPhil, PhD, PGCAP, MCSP
Tel: 01223 746605
Ian Wellwood has a clinical background as a physiotherapist working in hospitals and the community in the NHS in Edinburgh, Glasgow and London. He graduated with research degrees from the Universities of Edinburgh and Glasgow before becoming a lecturer in Public Health and Health Services Research at King’s College, London. He was a Research Group Leader in Clinical Epidemiology and Health Services Research at the Centre for Stroke Research, Charité-Universitätsmedizin, Berlin, before joining the Cambridge IPH in 2014.
Ian has an active interest in collaborative multidisciplinary research to optimise effectiveness, quality and implementation of rehabilitation and care, particularly for people with long term conditions and disability. His other areas of interest include: systematic reviews; epidemiology and management of stroke; exercise and activity-based interventions for the treatment and prevention of disease; research design and methods to investigate complex interventions in health services research. Ian also chairs the Scientific Advisory Board of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy’s Research Fund and is a member of the Management Board for the Multiple Sclerosis Society’s UK MS Register.
Del Giudice A, D’Amico D, Sobesky J, Wellwood I. Accuracy of spot sign on CTA as predictor of haematoma enlargement after acute spontaneous intracerebral haemorrhage. A systematic review. (Accepted Cerebrovascular Disease Feb 2014).
Flöel A, Werner C, Grittner U, Hesse S, Jöbges M, Knauss J, Seifert M, Steinhagen-Thiessen E, Gövercin M, Dohle C, Fischer W, Schlieder R, Nave AH, Meisel A, Ebinger M, Wellwood I.
Physical Fitness Training in Subacute Stroke (PHYS-STROKE) – design of a randomised controlled trial. Trials 2014, 15:45 doi:10.1186/1745-6215-15-45
Ayis S, Coker B, Bhalla A, Wellwood I, Rudd AG, Di Carlo A, Bejot Y, Ryglewicz D, Rastenyte D, Langhorne P, Dennis M, McKevitt C, Wolfe CDA. Variations in acute stroke care and the impact of organised care on survival from a European perspective: The European Registers of Stroke (EROS) Investigators. J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry. 2013 Jun;84(6):604-12.
Liman TG, Zietemann V, Wiedmann S, Jungehuelsing GJ, Endres M, Wollenweber FA, Wellwood I, Dichgans M, Heuschmann PU. Prediction of vascular risk after stroke – protocol and pilot data of the Prospective Cohort with Incident Stroke (PROSCIS). Int J Stroke. 2013 Aug;8(6):484-90.
Grube MM, Koennecke HC, Walter G, Thümmler J, Meisel A, Wellwood I, Heuschmann PU; on behalf of the Berlin Stroke Register. Association Between Socioeconomic Status and Functional Impairment 3 Months After Ischemic Stroke: The Berlin Stroke Register. Stroke. 2012 ;43(12):3325-30.
Wellwood I, Wu O, Langhorne P, McKevitt C, Di Carlo A, Rudd A, Wolfe C. On behalf of European Registers of Stroke (EROS) collaborative group. Developing a Tool to Assess Quality of Stroke Care Across European Populations. The EROS Quality Assessment Tool. Stroke 2011; 42:1207-1211.
Heuschmann P U, Wiedmann S, Wellwood I, Rudd A G, Di Carlo A, Bejot Y, Ryglewicz D, Rastenyte D, Wolfe CDA. Three-Month Stroke Outcome from the European Registers of Stroke. Neurology 2011;76(2):159-65.
Wellwood I, Langhorne P, McKevitt C, Bernhardt J, Rudd A, Wolfe C on behalf of the European Registers of Stroke (EROS) collaborative group. An observational study of acute stroke in countries: The European Registers of Stroke (EROS) Studyfour countries: The European Registers of Stroke (EROS) Study. Cerebrovasc Dis 2009;28:171-176.
Kwakkel G, van Peppen R, Wagenaar R, Wood Dauphinee S, Richards C, Ashburn A, Miller K, Lincoln N, Partridge C, Wellwood I, Langhorne P. Effects of Augmented Exercise Therapy Time After Stroke A Meta-Analysis. Stroke. 2004;35:2529-2539.
Glasgow Augmented Physiotherapy after Stroke (GAPS) Study Group. Can augmented physiotherapy input enhance recovery of mobility after stroke? A randomized controlled trial. Clin Rehabil. 2004;18:529–537.
Davenport R, Dennis M, Wellwood I, Warlow C. Complications After Acute Stroke. Stroke. 1996;27:415-420.
Wellwood I, Dennis MS, Warlow CP. Perceptions and knowledge of stroke among surviving patients with stroke and their carers. Age Ageing. 1994;23(4):293-8.
Dr Wellwood has collaborative links to ongoing stroke related research in Berlin funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and London funded by the Department of Health (DH), National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), UK, (Research for Patient Benefit). Additionally, he has contributed to European Union funded health services research involving several European countries and clinical guidelines related to stroke care in Scotland and Germany.