Chief Scientist Office and Stroke Association Celebrate New Awards

Published: Tuesday 1 September 2015

[Last updated Wednesday 16 September]

Today, the Chief Scientist Office and the Stroke Association celebrated a partnership that will build on the excellence of stroke research in Scotland.  It is hoped that their joint investment in two new research awards will help establish and support the next generation of stroke research leaders in Scotland and build on a priority area in stroke research.

Dr Dale Webb, Director of Research at the Stroke Association said:

“We are delighted to be working with the Chief Scientist Office on two such significant awards.  We hope that the Senior Clinical Lectureship in stroke research will help build the capacity we critically need and establish the future leaders of stroke research in Scotland, and that the Priority Programme Award will help increase the evidence available around stroke-related psychological problems.”

Dr Alan McNair, Senior Research Manager from the Chief Scientist Office said:

“Stroke researchers in Scotland have high status and are well recognised and respected internationally.  The Chief Scientist office is committed to sustaining and building Scotland’s talented researchers.  By joining forces with the Stroke Association, we have strengthened our commitment towards improving stroke research outcomes in Scotland.”

What happened at our celebratory event?

To mark the occasion, the Chief Scientist Office and Stroke Association held a celebratory evening event at Scottish Parliament. It was chaired by Dennis Robertson MSP, with the Keynote address given by Jamie Hepburn MSP, Minister for Sport, Health Improvement and Mental Health, Scottish Government. 

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Mrs Angie MacLeod (Stroke Association), Mr Dennis Roberson MSP, Dr Alain McNair (Chief Scientist Office), Mrs Julie Jackson, Dr Dale Webb (Stroke Association)

Supporting World Class Research in Scotland

The Stroke Association also launched their new 'Supporting World Class Research in Scotland' booklet to co-incide with this celebration. It provides an overview of Stroke Association research successes in Scotland, over the years to present, including the new awards with the Chief Scientist Office.

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