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Dr Khalid Ali


Dr Khalid Ali (MBBS, FRCP, MD)

Senior Lecturer in Geriatrics
T: +44 (0)1273 523360
Location: Audrey Emerton Building, Royal Sussex County Hospital, Eastern Road, Brighton, BN2 5BE

DA: Janice Makonnen

T: +44 (0)1444 441881 x8275

Areas of expertise: Hypoxia in acute stroke; vascular compliance measurements in stroke and transient ischaemic attacks; blood pressure management in primary care; rehabilitation of stroke and medication related harm in older people

Research areas: Elderly care and stroke


Dr Khalid Ali is a clinical academic at Brighton and Sussex Medical School; his clinical base is the acute and rehabilitation unit at Princess Royal Hospital in Haywards Heath. He completed his MD degree in Medicine from Keele University, UK, for the thesis “Stroke and Oxygen: research relating to acute stroke, hypoxia, assessment, treatment and study design,” in 2008 and was awarded a Fellowship of the Royal College of Physicians, London in 2010. He was recently nominated for “Enabling research impact” award by the Doctoral School Office, University of Sussex, in May 2015.

Khalid has the following responsibilities:

  1. Lead for Kent, Surrey and Sussex Research into Ageing Group.
  2. Member of the South East Coast Senate for Stroke Services review in Kent and Medway.
  3. Member of the “Rehabilitation after Stroke Guidelines” Development Group (GDG): a joint document that is commissioned by the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) and the National Institute of Clinical excellence (NICE) in London, with recommendations on guidelines published in June 2013.
  4. Reviewer for the following journals and periodicals: The British Medical Journal (BMJ), the Student BMJ, Age and Ageing, European Journal of Neurology, Dysphagia, International Journal of Nutritional Health and Ageing, Vascular risk and health management, Current Drugs Abuse Review, and QJM.
  5. “Screening room” editor at “Medical Humanities BMJ” journal.
  6. Committee member for the CVS-BGS- 2005-present.
  7. Reviewer for grant applications for National Institute of Health Research (NIHR-UK).


Transient ischaemic attack and 999 emergency referral (Co- investigator), National Institute for Social Care and Health Research, Wales, £230,000. Ethics Approval stage.

Developing a tool to stratify the risk of medication-related harm in hospitalized older people (Principal investigator) Research for patients benefit scheme- National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) UK, £176,000. Recruitment completed, 1300 patients.

Can art therapy be beneficial in stroke patients undergoing rehabilitation? (Principal investigator) Ageing Research Centre Sussex (ARCS) £8,250. Study completed- 3 published papers.

TIA study: Vascular compliance and risk prediction in TIA patients. (Principal investigator) Ageing Research Centre Sussex (ARCS), £15,000. Paper in press.

Nurse application of the ABCD Guidelines in general Practice (Co-investigator)
Novartis Pharmaceuticals Limited, £40,000. Study completed- paper published.


  • Academic tutor for year 1 BSMS students, 2005/07.
  • Clinical tutor for year 3 BSMS students, 2008/10.
  • BSMS open day facilitator since 2005 - Present.
  • OSCE (Objective Structured Clinical Examination), CBD (Case-based Discussion) examiner for year 3, and 5 at BSMS since 2005 - Present.
  • IRP (Individual research Projects) supervisor since 2007-Present.
  • Module 306 Lecturer: introduction to Geriatrics, stroke, confusion in the elderly, and diet and nutrition in older people since 2006 - Present.
  • MCQ (Multiple choice questions), SBA (Single best answer), EMQ (Extended matching question) writing and setting standards since 2005/07.
  • Mitigating circumstances committee member since 2009 – Present.
  • Academic F1 (Foundation year 1) interviews for BSMS year 1 applicants since 2007 - Present.
  • Teaching role and supervision in ward rounds, and outpatient clinics since 2005 – Present.
  • Panel member of the Chris Bulpitt Prize award committee for ageing research for undergraduate medical students.
  • Internal examiner for MD and PhD degrees at University of Sussex, and others in the UK such as University of East Anglia.

Selected publications

Parekh N, Ali K. Conceptualizing the participation of older people as consumers in research. European Geriatric Medicine. 2015;6(6):604-606.

Ali K, Gammidge T, Waller D. Fight like a ferret: a novel approach of using art therapy to reduce anxiety in stroke patients undergoing hospital rehabilitation. Medical Humanities. 2014;40(1):56-60.

Ali K, Warusevitane A, Lally F, Sim J, Sills S, Pountain S et al. The Stroke Oxygen Pilot Study: A Randomized Controlled Trial of the Effects of Routine Oxygen Supplementation Early after Acute Stroke—Effect on Key Outcomes at Six Months. PLoS ONE. 2013;8(6):e59274.

Ali K, Leong K, Houlder S, Getov S, Lee R, Rajkumar C. The Relationship Between Dipping Profile in Blood Pressure and Neurologic Deficit in Early Acute Ischemic Stroke. Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases. 2011;20(1):10-15.

Dhoat S, Ali K, Bulpitt C, Rajkumar C. Vascular compliance is reduced in vascular dementia and not in Alzheimer's disease. Age and Ageing. 2008;37(6):653-659.

Ali K, Cheek E, Sills S, Crome P, Roffe C. Day–night Differences in Oxygen Saturation and the Frequency of Desaturations in the First 24 Hours in Patients With Acute Stroke. Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases. 2007;16(6):239-244.

Ali K, Cheek E, Sills S, Crome P, Roffe C. Development of a Conversion Factor to Facilitate Comparison of National Institute of Health Stroke Scale Scores with Scandinavian Stroke Scale Scores. Cerebrovasc Dis. 2007;24(6):509-515.

Ali K, Roffe C, Crome P. What Patients Want: Consumer Involvement in the Design of a Randomized Controlled Trial of Routine Oxygen Supplementation After Acute Stroke. Stroke. 2006;37(3):865-871.