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UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology, London, UK

Professor David Werring trained at Guy’s Hospital Medical School, London, UK and undertook neurology and medical training in London. He was appointed consultant neurologist at The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Queen Square, University College Hospital and Watford General Hospital, UK in 2005. In 2015, Professor Werring was appointed as Professor of Clinical Neurology at the UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology, London, UK.


Professor Werring contributes to delivering acute stroke care and runs a clinical service and research programme in intracerebral haemorrhage and cerebral small vessel disease. His research includes observational studies and randomised trials to better understand, prevent and treat intracerebral haemorrhage, including when associated with antithrombotic drugs. Professor Werring is Chief Investigator of the OPTIMAS (Optimal timing of anticoagulation after acute ischaemic stroke) randomised controlled trial.


He is Head of the UCL Stroke Research Centre and Research Department of Brain Repair and Rehabilitation at the Institute of Neurology, Chair of the Association of British Neurologists Stroke Advisory Group, Stroke Specialty Lead for the NIHR North Thames Clinical Research Network, President-Elect of the British and Irish Association of Stroke Physicians, Expert Advisor to the NICE guideline centre, and on the Editorial Boards of the European Journal of Neurology, European Stroke Journal, International Journal of Stroke and Practical Neurology. Professor Werring is Chair of the UK Stroke Forum, the UK’s largest multidisciplinary stroke conference, for 2021–2022.