Biographies: New insights into stroke: Monday 6 December 4pm UK time

Prof Bernard Cheung(1)

Professor Bernard Cheung is Sun Chieh Yeh Heart Foundation Professor in Cardiovascular Therapeutics, Department of Medicine, University of Hong Kong. Bernard Cheung graduated from the University of Cambridge. He was a British Heart Foundation Junior Research Fellow at Cambridge before taking up lectureships in Sheffield and Hong Kong. In 2007-2009, he held the chair in Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics in Birmingham. He heads the Division of Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics in the Department of Medicine of the University of Hong Kong. He is an Honorary Consultant Physician of Queen Mary Hospital and the Medical Director of the Phase 1 Clinical Trials Centre. He is the Editor-in-Chief of Postgraduate Medical Journal. Prof Cheung’s main research interest is in cardiovascular diseases and risk factors, including hypertension and the metabolic syndrome.

Professor Frances Cowan FRCPCH PhD is an honorary senior lecturer/honorary consultant in Perinatal Neurology within Imperial College London, a consultant at Chelsea and Westminster NHS Foundation Trust and a visiting professor to the Department of Neonatal Neuroscience at the University of Bristol.   Her field of interest is perinatal neurology, brain imaging and neurodevelopmental follow-up with particular interest in risk factors, timing and patterns of perinatal brain injury and early determination of prognosis. She continues to teach, report on neonatal brain images and provide academic supervision.


Professor Donald Singer is chair of healthy heart charity the Cardiovascular Research Trust, London, UK. He is a Clinical Pharmacologist interested in new approaches to personalising medicine and in public understanding of health and drugs. He is President of the Fellowship of Postgraduate Medicine. He trained  in renal medicine at the Royal Postgraduate Medical School, London and went on to become a clinician and researcher at Charing Cross and Westminster Medical School, St George’s Medical School, Imperial College at Harefield and Warwick Medical School. He has also worked as a clinical pharmacologist for Yale School of Medicine within  US-AID and CDC-supported programmes in Rwanda.  @HealthMed

Caroline Taylor has been a practising speech and language therapist for 27 years specialising with adults with dysphagia. She is currently the manager for Adult Speech & Language Therapy for Warwickshire and has been the stroke lead for the redesign of stroke services for South Warwickshire nhs Foundation Trust.

Jessica Tuan, MD, MS Clinical Fellow

Dr Jessica Tuan is an infectious diseases specialist with interests in sars-CoV-2 and covid-19, hiv/aids, global health, and tropical medicine and an Instructor at the Yale University School of Medicine. After Biomedical Engineering studies (undergraduate at Johns Hopkins University and Master’s Degree at Yale University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences), she graduated from Chicago Medical School. She followed Internal Medicine Residency training at University of Connecticut School of Medicine with a Clinical Fellowship in Infectious Diseases at Yale University School of Medicine.

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