Professor Rothwell is a clinical neurologist with particular interests in stroke, hypertension, the risks and benefits of aspirin, and how best to apply the results of clinical trials and other research to clinical decisions with individual patients in routine clinical practice.
He holds various advisory roles relating to stroke, including for the National Stroke Strategy, the Stroke Association, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence, and he serves on several conference scientific committees. He is the author of over 300 published scientific papers and several books.
- Transient ischaemic attack or 'TIA'
- Blood pressure
Professor Rothwell has considerable experience in both television and radio interviews.