MA MD FRCS
Research Fellow, Clinical Trial Service Unit, University of Oxford
- Consultant Vascular Surgeon, Cheltenham General Hospital
Richard studied medicine at Cambridge University and The Royal London Hospital, graduating in 1994. Following surgical training in London, Oxford, and the South West of England, he was appointed to his consultant post in 2009.
Richard combines a busy vascular and endovascular practice in Gloucestershire (UK) with research work at the Clinical Trial Service Unit (CTSU).
His academic interests centre around the design, conduct and analyses of large randomised trials and include the use of lipid-lowering and anti-thrombotic therapy to reduce vascular risk (HPS, SEARCH, HPS 2-THRIVE, HPS 3-REVEAL Collaborator). He coordinates the long-term follow-up of HPS and SEARCH, using data linkage to electronic health records.
He is also Co-PI of ACST-2, a large international randomised trial comparing carotid endarterectomy versus carotid artery stenting in asymptomatic carotid artery disease. This trial aims to randomise 3600 patients during the 2010s, yielding uniquely reliable evidence about the short term hazards and long-term durability of stenting and surgery for stroke prevention.
Detection of Asymptomatic Carotid Stenosis in Patients with Lower Extremity Arterial Disease: development and external validations of a risk score
BULBULIA R. et al, (2021), British Journal of Surgery
Absence of Consistent Sex Differences in Outcomes From Symptomatic Carotid Endarterectomy and Stenting Randomized Trials
Howard VJ. et al, (2021), Stroke, 52, 416 - 423
Posterior Cerebral Circulation Stroke Secondary to Foetal Origin of Posterior Communicating Artery: An Indication for Carotid Endarterectomy
Mann L. et al, (2021), EJVES Vascular Forum, 50, 7 - 11
Development and internal validation of a risk score to detect asymptomatic carotid stenosis
Poorthuis M. et al, (2020), European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
Recruitment and retention of participants in UK surgical trials: survey of key issues reported by trial staff.
Crocker JC. et al, (2020), BJS Open