PhD Research Grants:

Thrombosis UK partnered with the British Society for Haemostasis & Thrombosis (BSHT) and the British Society for Haematology (BSH) to fund a PhD research programme which is hosted by a UK university.

Summary papers supported by the PhD Research Grants:

Maria Efthymiou - Activated protein C

Imperial College London – Supervised by Prof David Lane & Dr Jim Crawley

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Mary Underwood - ADAMTS13 and TTP

University College London – Supervised by Prof Sam Machin & Dr Ian Mackie

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Gael Morrow Thrombus composition, fibrinolysis and flow

University of Aberdeen – Supervised by Dr Nikki Mutch

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Sue Rhodes

VTE & Joint Anticoagulant Lead

Sue is a Nurse Lead at Great Western Hospital, Swindon.

Sue will be presenting findings at ISTH 2019 from a six year project which looked at different ways effectively implementing and carrying out audit across service providers. Developing guidelines. Sue’s leadership has been instrumental in ensuring patients under her team’s care receive the appropriate level of counseling and this is supported with close liaison with primary care for the on-going management.

With six years of follow-up/event data Sue is presenting an abstract to the ISTH in Melbourne outlining the findings.

Travel Research Grant

Chloe Harrison

PhD student in the Department of Psychology at Swansea University

Chloe’s research focuses on the psychological impact of venous thrombosis. examining the psychological impact of VTE in young women, predictors of health anxiety and PTSD following VTE, and most recently on the development of self-help psychological interventions for recent VTE patients.

Chloe will be attending the European Health Psychology Society conference in Dubrovnik in September 2019 where she will be presenting her work on ‘the psychological impact of VTE on young women; a focus on health anxiety and PTSD’

Travel Research Grant

Jahnavi Daru

Specialist Registrar in Obstetrics & Gynaecology

Jahnavi is in the final year of a PhD looking at maternal morbidity and mortality related to common haematological problems in pregnancy and the postpartum.

Jahnavi has been invited to attend the 8th International Symposium for Women’s Health Issues in Thrombosis and Haemostasis (WHITH) in Madrid to give an oral presentation of her work on a systematic review of venous thromboembolism in pregnancy.

Travel Research Grant

Dr Colin Evans

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Dr Colin Evans is a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the laboratory of Professor Randall Johnson at the Department of Physiology, Development and Neuroscience, University of Cambridge.

His current research investigates mechanisms that regulate the strong positive association between cancer and venous thrombosis.

Dr Sian Sweetland

Statistical Epidemiologist

I am a Statistical Epidemiologist in the Cancer Epidemiology Unit, University of Oxford.

My current research investigates the relationship between cancer and venous thromboembolism using questionnaire data from a large UK cohort, the Million Women Study, linked to NHS hospital admissions records, cancer registrations and deaths.

PhD Research Grant

Gael Morrow

PhD Student

I am a 3rd Year PhD Student at the University of Aberdeen in Dr Nicola Mutch’s Lab.

My PhD project has focused on determining the role of platelets in fibrinolysis (the process of breaking down a blood clot). Our laboratory has found that proteins important in fibrinolysis and coagulation are retained on the surface of activated platelets in a protruding "cap".

Travel Research Grant

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