Connar Westgate

Connar Westgate, PhD

Post-doctoral Fellow
Danish Headache Center
Rigshospitalet-Glostrup, University of Copenhagen


Connar completed his BMedSc and PhD studies at the University of Birmingham, UK. His PhD focused on phenotyping the endocrinology and metabolism of idiopathic intracranial hypertension, supervised by Alexandra Sinclair. After completion of his PhD in 2019, Connar was awarded an International Headache Society post-doctoral fellowship, mentored by Rigmor Jensen and Sajedeh Eftekhari. This took him to the Danish Headache Center investigating 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 rat in vivo intracranial pressure telemetry and headache behavior models as well as 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.