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Dr Francesca Chappell is a Senior Medical Statistician at The University of Edinburgh supporting multiple SVD studies with statistical expertise. Her interests include the methodology of diagnostic and imaging studies, and systematic reviews and meta-analysis.


Awarded grants

Current Projects

  • Funder: Westron Brain Institute   (Period: April 2020 to March 2023)      

           Project title: "Perivascular spaces: an early marker of vascular contributions to neurodegeneration"

Previous projects

  • Funder: NIHR HTA  (Period January 2017 to January 2019)

           Project title: "An evidence-based evaluation of the clinical and cost effectiveness of foot ulcer risk assessment and structured care interventions for people with diabetes":

  • Funder: NIHR HTA (February 2012-July 2015)

           Project title: "Predicting foot ulceration in people with diabetes: An analysis of Individual Patient Data


Key publications:

Jochems ACC, Blair GW, Stringer MS, Thrippleton MJ, Clancy U, Chappell FM, Brown R, Jaime Garcia D, Hamilton OKL, Morgan AG, Marshall I, Hetherington K, Wiseman S, MacGillivray T, Valdés-Hernández MC, Doubal FN, Wardlaw JM. "Relationship Between Venules and Perivascular Spaces in Sporadic Small Vessel Diseases". PMID: 32264759

Muñoz Maniega S, Meijboom R, Chappell FM, Valdés Hernández MDC, Starr JM, Bastin ME, Deary IJ, Wardlaw JM. "Spatial Gradient of Microstructural Changes in Normal-Appearing White Matter in Tracts Affected by White Matter Hyperintensities in Older Age". PMID: 31404147


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