Chiara's main fields of interest and research are locoregional anaesthesia, peri-operative pain management and development of anaesthetic techniques for exotic animal species. She is particularly interested in progressing our understanding of pain management and relief in animals.
Elsa has a particular interest in progressing our understanding of post-traumatic epilepsy and other neurological sequelae in dogs after traumatic brain injury. She is also interested in the investigation of inherited neurological disorders and all aspects of neuro-ophthalmology.
Abbe is interested in all areas of neurology and neurosurgery, although she has a particular interest in enhancing regeneration in the central nervous system and in the development of new diagnostics and surgical techniques for managing challenging neurological diseases. She is currently working to establish an EEG service at the QMHA to improve our ability to recognise and manage patients with seizures, as well as metabolic encephalopathies.
Joe is interested in all aspects of veterinary neurology and neurosurgery, although he is particularly interesed in the management of acute spinal cord injury and the development of advanced neurosurgical techniques such as transsphenoidal hypophysectomy. Joe's research interests centre around progressing our understanding of acute spinal cord injury in dogs, canine epilepsy and the use of hypophysectomy surgery to treat pituitary disorders in cats and dogs.
Insulin is widely recognised for its role in reducing blood glucose levels, however it has recently been shown by our research group and others, that insulin plays a role in inflammation. This dual function may have evolved to protect us from contaminated foods which until recently in human history, we would have been frequently exposed to.
The mechanism of how insulin affects blood glucose has been well studied, but how insulin regulates inflammation is less understood because it is such a recent finding.
It is important to find out how insulin effects inflammation because insulin levels are significantly higher in the years preceding diabetes diagnosis compared to healthy people; this may be contribute to the increased risk of inflammatory diseases such as cardiovascular disease, that people with diabetes suffer from.
Sandra is particularly interested in chronic pain and has particular interest in progressing our understanding of the mechanism of neuropathic pain and the use of bedside objective measurements for the diagnosis of chronic pain, and the different treatment modalities to promote the quality of life of our patients.
Kata is particularly interested in local anaesthetic techniques, quantitative sensory testing methods and acute and chronic pain management. She has a particular interest in progressing our understanding of pain pathophysiology in animals. Kata is also interested in the application of alternative therapeutic options for pain relief.
Christiane is part of the Ophthalmology service and is particularly interested in conditions affecting on ocular surface disease in dogs, cats and horses. She has a particular interest in progressing our understanding of the therapeutic properties of canine stem cells and disease modelling.