Susan Lewis

Susan Lewis
 

 

Dr Susan J. Lewis

 

 

Position      

Research Fellow

Qualifications

BA (Mod), PhD

Email

s.lewis@ed.ac.uk

Phone

0131 242 6940

Fax

0131 242 6370

Address

Room S1642, Geriatric Medicine, Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, 51 Little France Crescent, Edinburgh EH16 5SA

 

 

Biography

I did my Honours degree in Natural Sciences at Trinity College, Dublin. I then worked on the physiology of tree roots for a while at the Forestry Commission Northern Research Station before doing my PhD in plant pathology at the University of Edinburgh. I then undertook a postdoctoral research project in the Microbiology Department at the Edinburgh School of Agriculture. More recently, I worked part-time for 13 years as the statistician on the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh Diabetes Register, latterly on a BUPA fellowship, which monitored about 4,000 diabetics in SE Scotland. I have also designed & analysed research projects in Primary Education in schools in Edinburgh. I have worked part-time in Geriatric Medicine at the University of Edinburgh since 1985. I am married to Bryan & we have three daughters.
 

Role & responsibility

 

Statistical analysis of research data

Provide advice on project design, analysis & creation of presentations & publications

Develop & maintain University Geriatric Medicine website

Create Geriatric Medicine e-library

 

Hobbies & interests

Maintenance of land & animals on our 4.5 acre 'croft' in West Lothian (horses, goats, sheep, pigs, geese, hens), training of horses & dogs, walking, photography, animal welfare, local issues in West Lothian

 

Publications (2003 onwards):

Hip fracture rehabilitation – a comparison of two centres.  Injury 33, 7-11, 2002.  (Parker MJ, Lewis SJ, Mountain J, Christie J, Currie CT) 

Magnetic resonance brain imaging in people with dizziness: a comparison with non-dizzy people.  Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery & Psychiatry 72, 587-589, 2002.  (Colledge N, Lewis S, Mead G, Sellar R, Wardlaw J, Wilson J) 

Is electronystagmography of diagnostic value in the elderly?  Clinical Otolaryngology & Allied Sciences 27, 27-31, 2002.  (Hajioff D, Barr-Hamilton RM, Colledge NR, Lewis SJ, Wilson JA) 

Socioeconomic status, cardiovascular risk factors and the incidence of microvascular and macrovascular disease in type 1 diabetes. British Journal of Diabetes & Vascular Disease 4, 180-188, 2004. (Swaminathan K, Lewis S, Morris AD et al.) 

Predicting vascular risk in Type 1 diabetes: stratification in a hospital based population in Scotland. Diabetic Medicine 22, 164-171, 2005. (Lewis S, MacLeod M, McKnight J, Morris A, Peden N, Prescott R, Walker J) 

Responses to walking-speed instructions: implications for health promotion for older adults.  Journal of Aging and Physical Activity 13, 172-183, 2005.  (Fitzsimons CF, Greig CA, Saunders DH, Lewis SJ, Shenkin SD, Lavery C, Young A) 

Longitudinal changes in muscle strength and mass after acute stroke. Cerebrovascular Diseases 21 201-207, 2006.  (Carin-Levy G, Greig C, Young A, Lewis S, Hannan J,  Mead G) 

Interobserver agreement in magnetic resonance brain and neck imaging. Journal of Neuroimaging 16 47-51, 2006. (Colledge N, Sellar R, Wardlaw J, Lewis S, Mead G, Wilson J) 

Stroke: A randomised trial of exercise or relaxation. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society 55(6), 892-899, 2007. (Mead GE, Greig CA, Cunningham I, Lewis SJ, Dinan S, Saunders DH, Fitzsimons C, Young A) 

Evaluation of fatigue scales in stroke patients. Stroke 38(7), 2090-2095, 2007. (Mead G, Lynch J, Greig C, Young A, Lewis S, Sharpe M.)


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