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About SSNAP - Clinical Directors

Professor Martin James, Clinical Director


Professor Martin James is Consultant Stroke Physician at the Royal Devon & Exeter Hospital, Exeter, and Honorary Clinical Professor at the University of Exeter Medical School. After training in Southampton, he completed his research in hypertension in the elderly with Professor John Potter and the late Professor John Swales in Leicester. He was appointed as physician in medicine for the elderly in Exeter in 1997, assuming responsibility for the stroke service shortly afterwards. The East Devon Stroke Service was awarded NHS Beacon status in 2000.
He is specialty Clinical Lead for Stroke for the South West Clinical Research Network, and his continuing research interests include the physiology and management of blood pressure in the elderly and following acute stroke, and methods for improving the prevention of recurrent stroke. 

Dr Ajay Bhalla, Associate Clinical Director


Dr Ajay Bhalla is a Consultant Stroke Physician and Lead Clinician at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital. He is an Honorary Senior Lecturer at King’s College London and is a member of the South London Stroke Register where his contributions centre around health service stroke research. He is currently Specialty Lead for Stroke at the Clinical Research Network in South London. He has previously been chair of the Clinical Standards Committee (2014-2017) at the British Association of Stroke Physicians and contributed to a number of nationally led stroke standards. Ajay was appointed to the Associate Clinical Director Role, SSNAP in July 2019.
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