Amanda Barugh

Amanda BarughDr Amanda J Barugh




Clinical Research Fellow

Honorary Registrar Geriatric and General (Internal) Medicine


BSc (hons) Physiology, University of Edinburgh 2000
MBChB, University of Edinburgh 2003
MRCP (UK), Royal College of Physicians (Edinburgh) 2007



0131 242 6371


Room S1643, Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, 51 Little France Crescent, Edinburgh EH16 4SA




I commenced my undergraduate medical training in 1997, and completed an intercalated BSc in Physiology in 2000.  I completed my MBChB in 2003 and commenced specialty training in Geriatric and General (Internal) Medicine in 2008 following completion of MRCP. I have always had a keen interest in clinical research and was awarded a Research Training Fellowship by the Dunhill Medical Trust in 2011. I commenced the fellowship in July 2012, after a period of maternity leave, and will be undertaking a PhD during the Fellowship. 

Broad Areas of interest:






My main research interest is the pathophysiology of delirium, in particular after stroke, and its relationship to long-term cognitive decline. I am also interested in neuroimaging biomarkers and their relationship to delirium and cognitive decline




My main clinical interests are diagnosis and management of delirium and dementia and also management of acute stroke and stroke rehabilitation, including the role of fatigue in life after stroke.



I take part in the MBChB undergraduate teaching programme, delivering lectures on falls and stroke.


Ongoing research projects

Delirium and long-term cognitive impairment after stroke: the role of the HPA axis

This is a longitudinal cohort study of 120 patients over the age of 60 admitted with acute stroke. My hypothesis is that dysregulation of the HPA axis after stroke plays a crucial role in the development of delirium and contributes to long-term cognitive impairment 



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