A key objective for Thrombosis UK is to support, promote and inform research into VTE.

2018 sees the launch of our 'VTE Grand Appeal'. Money raised for this appeal will be used to fund much needed research projects carried out in collaboration with leading UK and global VTE research teams.

Every penny helps to make a difference into researching cause – prevention – treatment and - best management to help everyone effected by and living with thrombosis.


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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