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.
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.
Padberg I, Hotter B, Liebenau A, Knispel P, Zollner S, Wellwood I, Meisel A. Unrecognised post stroke depression is associated with non-adherence to medication. 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.
Early F, Wellwood I, Kuhn I, Dickerson T, Ward J, Brimicombe J, Deaton C, Fuld J. P212 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.
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.
Hartley P, Saunders A, Pomeroy V, Wellwood I. Measures and tools describing physical therapy based interventions after stroke: a systematic review. Int J Stroke. 2015; 10:S5: 58. doi: 10.1111/ijs.12640
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
Kondziella D, Friberg CK, Wellwood I, Reiffurth C, Fabricius M, Dreier JP. Continuous EEG monitoring in aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage: a systematic review. Neurocrit Care. 2015 Jun;22(3):450-61. doi: 10.1007/s12028-014-0068-7
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.
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).
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.