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Dr Wiseman is a Stroke Association Post-Doctoral Fellow and research radiographer at Edinburgh Imaging. His research interests include cerebral small vessel disease (SVDs) and chronic systemic inflammatory arthropathies and their effects on the brain.  His post doc focuses on the morphological changes in the retina and relationships to brain imaging features of SVDs.


Key publications

Valdés Hernández MC, Smith K, Bastin ME, Amft EN, Ralston SH, Wardlaw JM, Wiseman SJ.  Brain network reorganisation and spatial lesion distribution in systemic lupus erythematosus.  Lupus 2020 (LUP-20-495) Accompany Reseaesrch Tool & Method publically available at https://datashare.is.ed.ac.uk/handle/10283/3515 (published 2019-11-28)

Zhang J, Wiseman S, Valdés Hernández MC, Doubal FN, Dhillon B, Wu Y-C, Wardlaw JM. The application of optical coherence tomography angiography in cerebral small vessel disease, ischemic stroke and dementia: A systematic review.  Frontiers in Neurology 2020; 11:1009. doi: 10.3389/fneur.2020.01009


Secured grants

Project dates Funder Project title
Jul 2018 to Jul 2022  Stroke Association The eye and brain: Evaluation of the retinal nerve fibres and vessels as markers of small vessel disease progression or regression on neuroimaging
Jan to Dec 2019  MRC-NIH  Neurodegeneration partnering award
2014 to 2016 Lupus UK Pilot MRI study of cerebral small vessel disease in inflammatory arthropathies
2019 to 2022 Stroke Association   SDV-SOS. Small vessel disease – spotlight on symptoms: improving recognition of symptoms and signs of progress SVD-related brain damage to prevent cognitive decline dementia and stroke
2017 to 2020 CSO Delineating neural mediators of rheumatoid arthritis related fatigue
2017 to 2020 Versus Arthritis Add-on to 2017-2020 CSO award
Sept 2020 to Sept 2022 BHF / Alan Turing Institute

Uncovering retinal microvascular predictors of compromised brain haemodynamics in small vessel disease


Related links

Dr Sterwart Wisemean profile on The University of Edinburgh website

List of publications (Edinburgh Research Explorer)

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