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Jessica Teasdale

Senior Research Nurse - Stroke/Neurosurgery

Research Interests:
Stroke, Neurosurgery
Qualifications:
BSc (Hons) Neuroscience, BN Adult Nursing
Jessica Teasdale

At the age of 18, Jessica left her home of County Durham to study Neuroscience at the University of Dundee. She graduated in 2012 with a keen interest in developing a career in the NHS. From her time in the NHS as an Admin support officer, she was inspired by the team of specialist nurses she worked with to complete further study and become a registered nurse.

 

After completing her nursing degree at Edinburgh Napier University at the end of 2015, she worked clinically in General Medicine and then moved to DCN to work across Neurosurgery and Neuro-HDU.  In March 2017, she moved to the Clinical Research Facility as research nursing had always been a keen interest during her nurse training. She developed her research knowledge and gained experience of working on a number of trials from different specialities within a Phase 1 accredited facility. 

 

She always wanted to combine her previous Neuroscience degree with her nursing degree and moved to EMERGE recently to work as a Senior Research Nurse on a number of Stroke trials and work on the development of Neurosurgery studies within EMERGE.  She is excited to see what the future holds for all things Neuro within EMERGE.

 


Trials

COV_002 Vaccine Trial

The purpose of this study is to test a new vaccine, ChAdOx1 nCoV-19, against COVID-19 in healthy volunteers.

The ChAdOx1 nCoV-19 vaccine has been developed in Oxford in an effort to protect healthy people from the pandemic. This study will evaluate the safety of the vaccine and its ability to generate an immune response against the virus.  

This is a randomised trial. Participants will be randomly allocated to receive either the ChAdOx1 nCoV-19 vaccine, or a Men ACWY (meningitus vaccine). Volunteers will not be told which vaccine they will receive.

Participants will be asked to return for 6 visits across 12 months to evaluate their health.

Across the UK the trial aims to recruit 10,260 volunteers.

If you are interested in taking part, please click on this link and complete the online questionnaire: https://www.covid19vaccinetrial.co.uk/participate-edinburgh

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COV_002 Vaccine Trial

The purpose of this study is to test a new vaccine against COVID-19 in healthy volunteers.

The RECOVERY Trial

Randomised Evaluation of COVID-19 Therapy

ETNA

ETNA: Edinburgh Transient and Neurological attack: A Cohort Study

Patients frequently present with minor neurological symptoms where a diagnosis of transient ischaemic attack (TIA) or minor stroke is difficult to make positively or to exclude reasonably. For these patients, clinicians are uncertain whether they should: (a) reassure most patients that their symptoms are benign; (b) treat most patients with antiplatelet or other vascular prevention; or (c) stratify stroke risk further using clinical features or brain imaging.
This is important because clinical diagnosis is difficult. Mis-diagnosis is not infrequent and leads to harm from preventable recurrent stroke and costs to health systems from extra care and legal liabilities.
All ETNA participants will receive an MRI scan and the study aims to establish the feasibility and methods for a larger study of diagnostic utility of MR brain imaging and estimate the effects of MRI on clinician decision making.
This study has been recruiting in the Emergency Dept, inpatient wards and TIA clinics since August 2018. We aim to recruit 270 participants and have almost reached our target!

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ETNA

BRAINED Study

Molecular and cellular analysis of intracranial tumours

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BRAINED Study

Molecular and cellular analysis of intracranial tumours

ATTEST2 Trial

Alteplase-Tenecteplase Trial Evaluation for Stroke Thrombolysis (ATTEST 2)

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ATTEST2 Trial

Alteplase-Tenecteplase Trial Evaluation for Stroke Thrombolysis (ATTEST 2)