Richard Perry did his medical training in Oxford and his PhD in Cambridge, before completing specialist training in neurology on the South London SpR rotation.
He worked briefly as a locum consultant at St Mary's Hospital, Paddington, where he took the lead on setting up the stroke thrombolysis service and took the role of clinical lead for hyperacute stroke within the North West London Stroke Network.
Shortly after moving to UCLH he became clinical Lead for the hyperacute stroke unit (HASU), overseeing its early development. Once the unit was up and running he moved onto the post of clinical lead for hyperacute research, having led UCLH's successful bid to become an NIHR Hyperacute Stroke Research Centre. Currently his main professional focus is on developing safe and clear protocols for excellence in hyperacute stroke care on the HASU, and on embedding research trials into those protocols so that we can continue to develop an evidence base for the future.
- Incorporation of national and international clinical research trials into the daily practice of the hyperacute stroke unit
- Visual processing in the human brain.
Cervetto, L., Lagnado, L., Perry, R.J., Robinson, D.W. & McNaughton, P.A. (1989). Extrusion of calcium from rod outer segments is driven by both sodium and potassium gradients. Nature 337, 740-743.
Perry, R.J. & McNaughton, P.A. (1991). Response properties of cones from the retina of the tiger salamander. Journal of Physiology 433, 561-587.
Perry, R.J. & McNaughton, P.A. (1993). The mechanism of ion transport by the Na+-Ca2+, K+ exchange in rods isolated from the salamander retina. Journal of Physiology 466, 443-480.
Perry, R.J. & Zeki, S. (2000). The neurology of saccades and covert shifts in spatial attention: an event-related fMRI study. Brain 123, 2273-2288.
Zeki, S., Perry, R.J. & Bartels, A. (2002). The processing of kinetic contours in the brain. Cerebral Cortex 13, 139-202.
Mort, D.J., Perry, R.J., Mannan, S.K., Hodgson, T.L., Anderson, E., Quest, R., McRobbie, D., McBride, A., Husain, M. & Kennard C. (2002). Differential cortical activation during voluntary and reflexive saccades in man. NeuroImage 18, 231-46.
Macerollo, A, Perry, R., Stamelou, M, Batla, A., Mazumder, A.A., Adams, M.E. & Bhatia, K.P (2014). Susceptibility-weighted imaging changes suggesting brain iron accumulation in Huntington’s Disease: an epiphenomenon which causes diagnostic difficulty. European Journal of Neurology 21, e16-e17.
Aggarwal, S. K. et al. (2018). Patterns of solid particle embolization during transcatheter aortic valve implantation and correlation with aortic valve calcification. Journal of Interventional Cardiology, 31(5), 648-654.
van der Worp, H.B. et al. (2019). Therapeutic hypothermia for acute ischaemic stroke. Results of a European multicentre, randomised, phase III clinical trial. European Stroke Journal 4(3) 254–262.
Lim, S.T. et al. (2020). Platelet function/reactivity testing and prediction of risk of recurrent vascular events and outcomes after TIA or ischaemic stroke: systematic review and meta-analysis. Platelet function/reactivity testing and prediction of risk of recurrent vascular events and outcomes after TIA or ischaemic stroke: systematic review and meta-analysis. Journal of Neurology DOI: 10.1007/s00415-020-09932-y. (In press).
Beyrouti R. et al. (2020). Characteristics of ischaemic stroke associated with COVID-19. Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery & Psychiatry 91, 889-891.
Paterson, R.W. et al. (2020). The emerging spectrum of COVID-19 neurology: clinical, radiological and laboratory findings. Brain 143, 3104–3120
Ntaios, G. et al. (2020). Characteristics and Outcomes in Patients With COVID-19 and Acute Ischemic Stroke: The Global COVID-19 Stroke Registry. Stroke. DOI: 10.1161/STROKEAHA.120.031208 (In press)
Perry, R; Banaras, A; Werring, D.J.; Simister, R; (2020) What has caused the fall in stroke admissions during the COVID-19 pandemic? Journal of Neurology DOI: 10.1007/s00415-020-10030-2. (In press).
Perry, R.J. et al. (2020) Characteristics and outcomes of COVID-19 associated stroke: a UK multicentre case-control study (2020). Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery & Psychiatry. DOI: 10.1136/jnnp-2020-324927 (In press)
Key Review Articles and Scientific Correspondence
Perry, R.J. (1988). Right-handed longevity not so sinister after all? Nature 333, 603.
McNaughton, P.A., Cervetto, L., Lagnado, L., Perry, R.J., & Robinson, D.W. (1990). Control of intracellular calcium in vertebrate photoreceptors. Neuroscience Research, Supplement 10, S23-S36.
Perry, R.J., Craig, A.J. & McNaughton, P.A. (1990). Differences in response kinetics and absolute sensitivity between red-, blue- and ultraviolet-sensitive cones of the tiger salamander. In Sensory Transduction, ed. Borsellino, A., Cervetto, L. & Torre, V. pp.227-233. Plenum Press, New York.
McNaughton, P.A., Cervetto, L., Lagnado, L., Perry, R.J., & Robinson, D.W. (1990). Control of intracellular calcium in vertebrate photoreceptors. In Sensory Transduction, ed. Borsellino, A., Cervetto, L. & Torre, V. pp.193-203. Plenum Press, New York.
Perry, R.J. & McNaughton, P.A. (1991). Calcium regulation in neurons: transport processes. Current Opinion in Neurobiology 1, 98-104.
Frith, C., Perry R. & Lumer, L. (1999). The neural correlates of conscious experience: an experimental framework. Trends in Cognitive Sciences 3, 105-114.
Perry, R.J. (2002). Unilateral neglect and the neuroanatomy of visuospatial attention. In Human Brain Function, 2nd Edition, ed. Frackowiak, R.S.J., Friston, K.J., Frith, C.D., Dolan, R.J., Zeki, S. & Price C.J.
Nadarajan, V., Perry, R.J., Johnson, J & Werring, D.J. (2014). Transient ischaemic attacks: mimics and chameleons. Practical Neurology 14, 23-31.
Lawlor, M, Perry, R, Hunt, B.J. & Plant, G.T. (2015). Strokes and vision: the management of ischemic arterial disease affecting the retina and occipital lobe. Survey of Ophthalmology 60(4), 296-309.
Lawlor, M, Perry, R., Plant, G.T. (2015). Is the ‘Act FAST’ stroke campaign lobeist? The implications of including symptoms of occipital lobe and eye stroke in public education campaigns. Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry 86(7), 818-820.
Oliver, R. & Perry, R. (2015). Bihemispheric infarcts. In Stroke Medicine: Case Studies from Queen Square (pp. 151-155). doi:10.1007/978-1-4471-6705-1_24