Elected: 2011
Discipline: Biomedical and Cognitive Sciences
Professor Joanna Marguerite Wardlaw CBE, FRSE, FMedSci

Professor of Applied Neuroimaging, Head of Neuroimaging Sciences and Edinburgh Imaging, University of Edinburgh.

Professor Joanna Wardlaw is interested in improving treatment and prevention of stroke and related conditions through using medical imaging methods to understand what causes different types of stroke, what happens in the brain during different types of stroke, and how this knowledge can be used to reduce damage from stroke. For many years she has been involved in testing treatments such as thrombolysis for stroke (now licensed); in determining the most cost-effective ways of using imaging to diagnose stroke; in improving imaging research facilities and training; and in how damage to the very smallest blood vessels affects cognitive function and leads to dementia.