Dr Caroline Lovelock is a clinical neurologist with an academic interest in stroke.
Her current research interests include identifying factors associated with early neurological deterioration following stroke. In particular, she is focused on intracerebral haemorrhage, where a diseased blood vessel bursts, allowing blood to leak inside the brain, studying time trends in the incidence and clinical outcomes of intracerebral haemorrhage, and the epidemiology of cerebral microbleeds. Cerebral microbleeds occur in people with cerebrovascular disease and dementia, and in normal ageing.
Dr Lovelock was appointed to St George's in 2009.
She qualified in medicine at the University of Otago in New Zealand and started specialty training in neurology in Australia, before moving to the UK to work at the Royal Free Hospital, London, as an overseas clinical fellow in neurology.
Dr Lovelock subsequently joined the Stroke Prevention Research Unit at the University of Oxford as a research fellow, where she developed an interest in stroke epidemiology.
Lovelock CE, Cordonnier C, Naka H, Al-Shahi Salman R, Sudlow CL; Edinburgh Stroke Study Group, Sorimachi T, Werring DJ, Gregoire SM, Imaizumi T, Lee SH, Briley D, Rothwell PM. Antithrombotic drug use, cerebral microbleeds, and intracerebral hemorrhage: a systematic review of published and unpublished studies. Stroke. 2010 Jun;41(6):1222-8.
Lovelock CE, Rinkel GJ, Rothwell PM. Time trends in outcome of subarachnoid hemorrhage: Population-based study and systematic review. Neurology. 2010 May 11;74(19):1494-501.
Lovelock CE, Anslow P, Molyneux AJ, Byrne JV, Kuker W, Pretorius PM, Coull A, Rothwell PM.Substantial observer variability in the differentiation between primary intracerebral hemorrhage and hemorrhagic transformation of infarction on CT brain imaging. Stroke. 2009 Dec;40(12):3763-7.
Lovelock CE, Redgrave JN, Briley D, Rothwell PM. The SCAN rule: a clinical rule to reduce CT misdiagnosis of intracerebral haemorrhage in minor stroke. J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry. 2010 Mar;81(3):271-5.
van Beijnum J, Lovelock CE, Cordonnier C, Rothwell PM, Klijn CJ, Al-Shahi Salman R; SIVMS Steering Committee and the Oxford Vascular Study. Outcome after spontaneous and arteriovenous malformation-related intracerebral haemorrhage: population-based studies. Brain. 2009 Feb;132(Pt 2):537-43.
Lovelock CE, Molyneux AJ, Rothwell PM; Oxford Vascular Study. Change in incidence and aetiology of intracerebral haemorrhage in Oxfordshire, UK, between 1981 and 2006: a population-based study. Lancet Neurol. 2007 Jun;6(6):487-93.