Dr Duncan Wilson


Medical Doctor

Canterbury District Health Board, Christchurch

I am undertaking medical training with a view to becoming a vascular neurologist. I undertook my undergraduate training at the University of Otago in 2005. I worked in Auckland from 2006 to 2009 before moving to London. I gained my MRCP in 2011 and have worked in Neurology since. In 2013 I undertook my PhD at University College London, completing this in 2018. My thesis explored the clinical relevance of small vessel disease neuroimaging biomarkers in patients with stroke.

I am interested in all types of bleeding in the brain. My research is clinically orientated with a focus on neuroimaging biomarkers and risk prediction scores. Besides bleeding in the brain, I am also interested in the crossover between vascular and neurodegeneration in cognitive impairment and dementia.


  • New Zealand Brain Research Institute
  • Stroke research group, Department of Brain Repair and Rehabilitation, Institute of Neurology, University College London


Provided on request for non-commercial personal use by researchers.


Banerjee, G., Chan, E., Ambler, G., Wilson, D., Cipolotti, L., Shakeshaft, C., ..., Werring, D. J. (2019). Effect of small-vessel disease on cognitive trajectory after atrial fibrillation-related ischaemic stroke or TIA. Journal of Neurology. 10.1007/s00415-019-09256-6
Yakushiji, Y., Wilson, D., Ambler, G., Charidimou, A., Beiser, A., van Buchem, M. A., ..., Imaizumi, T. (2019). Distribution of cerebral microbleeds in the East and West: Individual participant meta-analysis. Neurology . 10.1212/WNL.0000000000007039