Welcome to the Cerebral Haemodynamics Group webpage (formerly PUMMA). We are part of the Institute of Biomedical Engineering (IBME) next to the Churchill Hospital and are headed by Professor Stephen Payne, who is a Professor of Biomedical Engineering in the Department of Engineering Science and a Fellow and Tutor at Keble College.
The group's research interests lie in the modelling of blood flow and metabolism in the brain. The human brain needs a continuous supply of cerebral blood flow that can provide enough nutrients to brain tissue to balance metabolic demand. This is particularly important in the context of diseases such as stroke and dementia. One of the key areas of the group is thus cerebral autoregulation, which is the mechanism that maintains blood flow almost constant in response to changes in blood pressure.
If you are interested in our work or want copies of our publications, please contact the group head, Professor Stephen Payne. Alternatively, you can read more in the books Cerebral Autoregulation and Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism or find out about the Cerebral Autoregulation Research Network (CARNet) and the International Society for Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism, both of which we are closely involved with.