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, heart failure and COPD; exercise and activity-based interventions for the treatment and prevention of disease; research design and methods to investigate complex interventions in health services research.
Early F, Wilson P, Deaton C, Wellwood I, Dickerson T, Ward J, Jongepier L, Barlow R, Singh S, Stockwell J, Benson J, Brimicombe J, Kim L, Haque H, Fuld J. Developing an intervention to increase referral and uptake of pulmonary rehabilitation in primary care: mixed methods study protocol. BMJ Open 2018, (in press)
Early F, Wellwood I, Kuhn I, Deaton C, Fuld J. Interventions to increase referral and uptake to pulmonary rehabilitation in people with COPD: a systematic review. International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease 2018, 13:3571-3586
Benjamin Hotter, Inken Padberg, Andrea Liebenau, Petra Knispel, Sabine Heel, Diethard Steube, Jörg Wissel, Ian Wellwood, and Andreas Meisel. Identifying unmet needs in long-term stroke care using in-depth assessment and the Post-Stroke Checklist – The Managing Aftercare for Stroke (MAS-I) study. European Stroke Journal. First Published April 19, 2018 https://doi.org/10.1177/2396987318771174
Pindus DM, Mullis R, Lim L, Wellwood I, Rundell AV, Abd Aziz NA, et al. (2018) Stroke survivors’ and informal caregivers’ experiences of primary care and community healthcare services – A systematic review and meta-ethnography. PLoS ONE 13(2): e0192533.
F Early, I Wellwood, I Kuhn, T Dickerson, J Ward, J Brimicombe, C Deaton, J Fuld. Interventions to increase referral to and uptake of pulmonary rehabilitation programmes for people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD): a systematic review. Thorax 2016;71:A200-A201.
Wright AJ, Wellwood I, McKevitt CJ, Hamidi F, French DP, Wolfe CDA. Acceptability and feasibility of lower limb accelerometry vs cued (prompted) recall to assess community based walking in stroke survivors. Poster 3rd European Stroke Organisation Conference, Prague 2017.
Pindus D, Mullis R, Wellwood I, Kreit E, Lim L, Mant J. Primary care interventions for long term outcomes after stroke: a scoping review of reviews and recent trials. Poster 3rd European Stroke Organisation Conference, Prague 2017.
Neumann K, Grittner U, Piper SK, Rex A, Florez-Vargas O, Karystianis G, Schneider A, Wellwood I, Siegerink B, Ioannidis JP, Kimmelman J, Dirnagl U. Increasing efficiency of preclinical research by group sequential designs. PLoS Biol. 2017 Mar 10;15(3):e2001307. doi: 10.1371/journal.pbio.2001307.
Nolte CH, Erdur H, Grittner U, Schneider A, Piper SK, Scheitz JF, Wellwood I, Bath PM, Diener HC, Lees KR, Endres M; VISTA collaborators. Impact of heart rate on admission on mortality and morbidity in acute ischaemic stroke patients – results from VISTA. Eur J Neurol. 2016 Dec;23(12):1750-1756. doi: 10.1111/ene.13115.
Padberg I, Knispel P, Zöllner S, Sieveking M, Schneider A, Steinbrink J, Heuschmann PU, Wellwood I, Meisel A. Social work after stroke: identifying demand for support by recording stroke patients’ and carers’ needs in different phases after stroke. BMC Neurol. 2016 Jul 20;16:111. doi: 10.1186/s12883-016-0626-z.
Fleming MK, Sorinola IO, Roberts-Lewis SF, Wolfe CD, Wellwood I, Newham DJ. The effect of combined somatosensory stimulation and task-specific training on upper limb function in chronic stroke: a double-blind randomized controlled trial. Neurorehabil Neural Repair. 2015 Feb;29(2):143-52. doi: 10.1177/1545968314533613
Otal B, Olma MC, Flöel A, Wellwood I. Inhibitory non-invasive brain stimulation to homologous language regions as an adjunct to speech and language therapy in post-stroke aphasia: a meta-analysis. Front Hum Neurosci. 2015 Apr 28;9:236. doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2015.00236. eCollection 2015
Ayis S, Wellwood I, Rudd AG, McKevitt C, Parkin D, Wolfe CD. Variations in Health-Related Quality of Life (HRQoL) and survival 1 year after stroke: five European population-based registers. BMJ Open. 2015 Jun 1;5(6):e007101. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2014-007101.
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. Cerebrovasc Dis. 2014;37(4):268-76. doi: 10.1159/000360754.
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 Feb 3;15:45. doi: 10.1186/1745-6215-15-45.
Wright AJ, Wellwood I, Wolfe CDA, McKevitt CJ, French DP. Can the Theory of Planned Behaviour and Planning predict increased walking among stroke survivors? The European Health Psychologist Vol. 16 Supp. (2014).
Archer SK, Wellwood I, Smith CH, Newham DJ. Dysphagia therapy in stroke: a survey of speech and language therapists. Int J Lang Commun Disord. 2013 May-Jun;48(3):283-96. doi: 10.1111/1460-6984.12006.
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. doi: 10.1136/jnnp-2012-303525. Epub 2013 Feb 5.
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.doi: 10.1161/STROKEAHA.110.598938
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 four countries: The European Registers of Stroke (EROS) Study. Cerebrovasc Dis 2009;28:171-176. DOI: 10.1159/000226116
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. doi: 10.1161/01.STR.0000143153.76460.7d
Dr Wellwood is co-applicant on grants from the NIHR School for Primary Care Research (SPCR) and Research for Patient Benefit (RfPB) schemes and a member of the Management Board for the Multiple Sclerosis Society’s UK MS Register. He has collaborative links to ongoing stroke related research in London and Berlin funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). His experience includes chairing the Scientific Advisory Board of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy’s Research Fund and contributing to European Union funded health services research involving several European countries and clinical guidelines related to stroke care in Scotland and Germany.