Prof Charles Mccollum

Emeritus Professor

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Research interests

Professor McCollum’s research is in arterial and venous disease. He leads a research team of fellows, scientists and technicians, and his collaborations are with various disciplines including particularly epidemiology, neuro-imaging, mental health and stroke medicine. Research teams are assembled to investigate the role of cerebral emboli in dementia, migraine and dialysis-related brain injury.
Special research interests include:

Arterial Disease

  • Carotid surgery, angioplasty and stenting
  • Extra-cranial and upper limb arterial disease
  • Thoraco-abdominal and peri-renal aortic aneurysm
  • Endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR)
  • Screening for abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA)
  • The indication to repair AAA perioperative risk and predicition of survival
  • Paradoxical embolism
  • Cerebral embolism

Venous disease

  • Deep vein thrombosis
  • Venous thromboembolism
  • Chronic venous insufficiency
  • Varicose veins (VVs)
  • Leg ulcers or venous ulcers
  • Novel treatments for VVs
  • Compression therapy
  • Symptoms caused by pelvic vein incompetence in women


  • Clinical trials in vascular disease and dementia
  • Stroke in young adults
  • Migraine and migraine with aura
  • Cerebral injury in haemodialysis
  • Autologous blood transfusion
  • Blood transfusion strategies in surgery
  • A novel blood transfusion trigger


  • Vascular disease
  • Arterial thrombosis
  • Venous thrombosis
  • Deep vein thrombosis (DVT)
  • Pulmonary embolism (PE)
  • Cardio-pulmonary exercise testing (CPET)
  • Cerebral perfusion
  • Paradoxical embolism
  • Carotid artery disease
  • Ischaemia - reperfusion injury
  • Cerebral emboli
  • Migraine
  • Migraine with aura
  • Venous disease
  • Leg ulceration
  • Autologous blood transfusion
  • Vascular dementia
  • Alzheimer's disease
  • Inflammatory responses

Methodological knowledge

  • Complex vascular surgery
  • Multi-centre clinical trials
  • Population studies (cardiovascular epidemiology)
  • Autologous blood transfusion strategies
  • Investigation of cerebral perfusion


Research and projects

No past projects are available for public display