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Personal Statement

I am a Senior Research Lecturer in in vivo Biology with particular interests in brain damage and repair. I registered as a Pharmacist in 1992 and obtained my PhD in 1996 at University of Glasgow during which I developed a deep interest in brain damage. I pursued my academic career in stroke research as a postdoctoral researcher and latterly a research fellow at the Wellcome Surgical Institute, University of Glasgow before joining SIPBS in 2007.

My research focuses on understanding mechanisms of brain damage and repair using two strategies namely inflammation and stem cells. I have particular interest in in vivo models of brain damage and current research programmes include understanding how to promote success of stem cells in vivo and the roles of inflammatory cells such as mast cells in stroke. We maintain strong national and international collaborative links with stroke clinicians and researchers, immunologists and Biotech and Pharmaceutical Industry.  

I aim to generate student engagement and research aspirations in Pharmacy and Biomedical Science students and to promote opportunities in science in interdisciplinary areas. 

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Projects 2011 2018

Research Output 2002 2018

2 Citations (Scopus)
27 Downloads (Pure)
Open Access
Cerebrovascular Circulation
Platelet Aggregation
Blood Platelets
Middle Cerebral Artery Infarction
6 Citations (Scopus)
12 Downloads (Pure)

In vitro studies on space-conforming self-assembling silk hydrogels as a mesenchymal stem cell-support matrix suitable for minimally invasive brain application

Osama, I., Gorenkova, N., McKittrick, C. M., Wongpinyochit, T., Goudie, A., Seib, F. P. & Carswell, H. V. O., 12 Sep 2018, In : Scientific Reports. 8, 11 p., 13655.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Mesenchymal Stromal Cells


Characterisation of microglia's inflammatory response and investigation of the effect of mesenchymal stem cells-conditioned media

Author: White, S., 1 Oct 2017

Supervisor: Carswell, H. (Supervisor) & Plevin, R. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis

Self-assembling silk hydrogels as a mesenchymal stem cell support matrix for stroke

Author: Ibrahim, O. A. S., 1 Apr 2017

Supervisor: Carswell, H. (Supervisor) & Seib, P. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis

Activities 2007 2021

International Society of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism Congress 2021

Hilary Carswell (Organiser)
Jun 2021 → …

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganiser of major conference

4th Preclinical Stroke Symposium, University of Manchester

Hilary Carswell (Member of programme committee)
24 Jun 201925 Jun 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganiser of major conference