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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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 [...]

Fabulous Young Stroke Research Forum

December 20th, 2018|0 Comments

by Jan Chamberlain In November we were pleased to host a forum devoted to young stroke, where we heard the latest research and discussed the experiences of young stroke survivors.  A/Prof Sean Dukelow from the University [...]

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PhD opportunity in stroke and musculoskeletal research

December 13th, 2018|0 Comments

There is a PhD opportunity available through the University of Melbourne for a physiotherapist or exercise physiologist, on the topic of physical activity for improving glycaemic control and reducing bone loss after stroke. A $30,000 [...]

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Predicting stroke outcomes using brain images

October 30th, 2018|0 Comments

by Dr Tina Kaffenberger Predicting outcomes early after stroke is important for guiding therapeutic decisions. Multiple predictive models have been proposed but none of them can be broadly adopted into clinical practice. Computed tomography (CT) [...]

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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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