Margaret D’Souza

Margaret D’Souza

Research Nurse – Stroke



Margaret is a research nurse with a special interest in stroke and neurology. During her 3-year tenure in the research and development department at Ashford and St Peters Hospital, she has taken an active role in various clinical trials in stroke research. Her roles include recruiting patients onto trials, and being a point of contact if patients have additional queries or require support.

Margaret recruited the highest number of stroke patients in her first year of this role.

She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Nursing, having graduated from Manipal University in 1988. She completed the Stroke Course from Surrey University in 2008. Before joining NHS, she has worked in India, Muscat and Dubai. Her prior roles involved administering care and managing a ward. Prior to joining the research team, Margaret worked as a Sister in the Stroke unit for 10 years, and during this time has accumulated extensive knowledge and experience in stroke management and rehabilitation.

She joined the research and development team because of her desire to impact on long term outcomes including mortality and quality of life, through evidence based treatments and interventions.