In this episode of #ExpertAnswers join Dr. Connar Westgate as he answers questions from a recent webinar, focused on his research involving intracranial pressure measurements and the importance of understanding this physiological parameter for maintaining normal central nervous system function.
For more information and to watch the webinar, click here.
Associated Webinar: Understanding Intracranial Pressure in Freely Moving Rats
About the guest
Connar Westgate, Ph.D.
Post-doctoral Fellow, Danish Headache Center
Rigshospitalet-Glostrup, University of Copenhagen
Dr. Connar Westgate completed his BMedSc and Ph.D. studies at the University of Birmingham, UK. His Ph.D. focused on phenotyping the endocrinology and metabolism of idiopathic intracranial hypertension. In 2019 Connar was awarded an International Headache Society post-doctoral fellowship, taking him to the Danish Headache Center to investigate pharmacological and physiological manipulation of intracranial pressure with a focus on understanding the pathophysiology of idiopathic intracranial hypertension. Here, he has gained extensive experience in the rat in vivo intracranial pressure telemetry and headache behavior models and continuing his interest in endocrinology. His work has contributed to publications including clinical trials, disease phenotyping, and basic research. His future work is focused on understanding the interplay between intracranial pressure and headache, funded by a Lundbeck Foundation post-doctoral fellowship.