The Centre of Research Excellence (CRE) in stroke rehabilitation

The Centre of Research Excellence (CRE) in Stroke Rehabilitation and Brain Recovery aims to transform the stroke research and practice landscape in Australia.

The CRE combines the expertise of researchers at The Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health, Newcastle’s Hunter Medical Research Institute and other leading institutions.

Our researchers have expertise in stroke rehabilitation, clinical trials, neuroimaging, neuropsychology, statistics and decision support, rehabilitation policy development and research translation.

Stroke research areas covered by the CRE include basic science, imaging, clinical trials, implementation research and data linkage.

Professor Julie Bernhardt from The Florey leads the CRE which is funded by a grant from the National Health and Medical Research Council.


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Reflections on the 2019 Stroke Telerehab Research Workshop and Public Forum

August 21st, 2020|0 Comments

By Gillian Mason, 18 August 2020 (scroll down if you’d just like to read about the August 2019 Forum) It’s taken me a while – a year! - to get around to blogging about the [...]

Person-Centred Care and Evidence Live conference

July 9th, 2019|0 Comments

By Elizabeth Lynch Reading about person-centred care can only go so far, but after talking to researchers and seeing it in practice I understood this concept much better. The philosophy of person-centred care that was developed [...]

Podcast features CRE researchers on the latest in stroke

June 2nd, 2019|0 Comments

The latest episode of Florey Stroke's Scientists of Stroke chats with Professor Julie Bernhardt, CRE director, about the impact of young stroke. The Scientists of Stroke podcast interviews stroke researchers from the Florey Stroke theme. Discussions include updates [...]

Examining the brain mechanisms behind cognitive changes in TIA and minor stroke

May 24th, 2019|0 Comments

By Korinne Nicolas The University of Newcastle’s Functional Neuroimaging Laboratory (FNL) has been studying cognitive decline in ageing and the factors that may contribute to and speed up this process. We know cognitive ability does [...]

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The Centre of Research Excellence (CRE) in stroke rehabilitation

The Centre of Research Excellence (CRE) in stroke rehabilitation will transform the stroke rehabilitation research and practice landscape in Australia. It will accelerate the development of new interventions that are strongly supported by neuroscience.


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