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Professor Martin James

Consultant Stroke Physician and Honorary Clinical Professor

Kath Maguire

Martin James is Consultant Stroke Physician at the Royal Devon & Exeter Hospital, Exeter, and Honorary Clinical Professor at the University of Exeter Medical School.  He trained in Southampton, and completed his research in hypertension in the elderly with Professor John Potter and the late Professor John Swales, in Leicester.  He has led the East Devon Stroke Service at the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital, Exeter since 1997, and has been Clinical Director of the South West Cardiovascular Network since 2008.  His ongoing research interests in the CLAHRC include improving methods for the prevention of stroke, stroke rehabilitation and operational research in hyperacute stroke care – his work together with Prof Ken Stein and the PenCHORD team has been influential in the implementation of reperfusion treatments for acute stroke in the South West and the rest of the UK.  He is Clinical Director of the Stroke Programme and a Visiting Professor at King’s College London, which runs the national stroke audit ‘SSNAP’, and joint editor of the 2016 RCP National Clinical Guideline for Stroke.  He has served terms as both President and Honorary Secretary of the British Association of Stroke Physicians.



Operational research in reperfusion therapies in acute stroke

Simulation and machine learning in stroke

Upcoming Events


Seminar: What does Personalised Care...

Online via Zoom

This seminar will examine what ‘Personalised Care’ means for care homes. It will bring together...
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Searching and Review Clinic

Online appointments via Microsoft Teams

COVID-19 update: As a result of the pandemic, all PenARC staff are currently working remotely. While...
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'Why physical activity matters more than ever'

01 December 2020

Professor of Health Service Research, Adrian Taylor, discusses motivation, exercise schemes, and the future impact on...
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Dementia expert takes 'dementia friendly' message to 10 Downing Street

13 October 2020

A PenARC colleague has met the Prime Minister to ask for his backing to help...
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October 2020 Newsletter

08 October 2020

Our latest newsletter, with news of our continued COVID-related activities, the launch of our new...
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Research Projects

Police Service Modelling Associates (PSMA) Programme

Theme: ARC - Methods for Research & Improvement

The PSMA Programme is a pilot programme which supports analytical staff working in policing to...
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Remote-by-Default Care in the COVID-19 Pandemic

Theme: ARC - Public Health

A research project to investigate how to ensure the delivery of effective care accessed remotely...
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Research Projects