My principal research area of interest is the evidence base for practice in vascular and endovascular surgery, through randomised controlled trials and systematic reviews. On-going trials include the EVAR trials, the IMPROVE trial for ruptured aneurysms and the AARDVARK trial (effect of ACE inhibitors on small aneurysm growth) about to start. My other research interests are in the pathogenesis and genetics of abdominal aortic aneurysms.
Recent evidence based projects include the European guidelines for the management of abdominal aortic aneurysm and vascular surgical components of the the Map of Medicine. I am an associate editor for the European Journal of Vascular & Endovascular Surgery and am on the editorial board of Circulation and ATVB.
et al., 2019, Morphology and hemodynamics in isolated common iliac artery aneurysms impacts proximal aortic remodeling, Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology, Vol:39, ISSN:1079-5642, Pages:1125-1136
Bicknell C, Powell JT, 2019, Intramural haematoma remains an enigma, European Heart Journal, ISSN:1522-9645
et al., Sex-specific differences in the management of descending thoracic aortic aneurysms: systematic review with meta-analysis, European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, ISSN:1078-5884
et al., 2019, Interleukin-6 receptor signalling and abdominal aortic aneurysm growth rates, Circulation: Genomic and Precision Medicine, Vol:12, ISSN:2574-8300
et al., 2018, Beyond the AAA guidelines: core outcome sets to make life better for patients, European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, ISSN:1078-5884