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Dr Francesca Chappell is a Senior Medical Statistician at The University of Edinburgh supporting multiple SVD studies with statistical expertise. Her interests include the methodology of diagnostic and imaging studies, and systematic reviews and meta-analysis. Francesca is a Scientific Committee Board Member of the Row Fogo Centre for Research into Ageing and the Brain.


Awarded grants

Current Projects

  • Funder: Westron Brain Institute   (Period: April 2020 to March 2023)      

           Project title: "Perivascular spaces: an early marker of vascular contributions to neurodegeneration"   

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Previous projects

  • Funder: NIHR HTA  (Period January 2017 to January 2019)

           Project title: "An evidence-based evaluation of the clinical and cost effectiveness of foot ulcer risk assessment and structured care interventions for people with diabetes"

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  • Funder: NIHR HTA (February 2012-July 2015)

           Project title: "Predicting foot ulceration in people with diabetes: An analysis of Individual Patient Data" 

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Key publications

Jochems ACC, Blair GW, Stringer MS, Thrippleton MJ, Clancy U, Chappell FM, Brown R, Jaime Garcia D, Hamilton OKL, Morgan AG, Marshall I, Hetherington K, Wiseman S, MacGillivray T, Valdés-Hernández MC, Doubal FN, Wardlaw JM. "Relationship Between Venules and Perivascular Spaces in Sporadic Small Vessel Diseases". PMID: 32264759

Publication link: www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/32264759

Muñoz Maniega S, Meijboom R, Chappell FM, Valdés Hernández MDC, Starr JM, Bastin ME, Deary IJ, Wardlaw JM. "Spatial Gradient of Microstructural Changes in Normal-Appearing White Matter in Tracts Affected by White Matter Hyperintensities in Older Age". PMID: 31404147

Publication link: www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/31404147


Related links

List of publications (Edinburgh Research Explorer)

Statistical training - list of training materials proposed by Dr Francesca Chappell

Row Fogo Centre for Reserach into Ageing and the Brain

The University of Edinburgh