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Person-Centred Care and Evidence Live conference

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 and tested by the team at the Centre for Person-Centred Care Research at the University of Gothenburg is that a [...]

Podcast features CRE researchers on the latest in stroke

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 on the latest research as well as insights into life as a scientist. In other episodes, Professor Bernhardt talks about the [...]

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

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 change as we get older – specifically ageing effects our ability to think flexibly and come up with problem-solving strategies. [...]

Fabulous Young Stroke Research Forum

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 of Calgary’s Stroke Robotics and Recovery Lab kicked off the afternoon with a talk on robotics in stroke rehabilitation. The [...]

PhD opportunity in stroke and musculoskeletal research

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 (tax free) stipend is available to support a full time student for one year, or $15,000 (taxed) for 2 years [...]

Predicting stroke outcomes using brain images

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) is the most common imaging used in acute stroke. However, no comprehensive predictive model based on CT scans exists – [...]

HMRI Open Day 2018

by Gillian Mason Stroke Register Research Assistant Stroke Survivor Rachael Peak looking on as Dr Gary Crowfoot flips virtual hamburgers and facilitates a discussion on technologies in stroke rehab The performance of My Mind’s I to a full auditorium HMRI Open Day is an annual event and this year the institute opened its [...]

Working together to advance stroke rehabilitation and recovery across the continuum of care

Contributing authors: Karen Borschmann, Nat Fini, Dana Wong, Liz Lynch and Lin Ong, on behalf of the organising committee It was standing room only in our Stroke Rehabilitation pre-conference workshop at Stroke 2018 in sunny Sydney. Over 100 clinicians, researchers and consumers from around Australia and New Zealand attended this exciting event, and were informed, [...]

A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words

by Hannah Johns When I tell people that I work in statistics, the usual response is an eyes-glazed stammering about how complicated it sounds. Even among researchers, a lot of what people like myself do seems to come across like a whole lot of numerical wizardry, which can only be understood by selling your soul to [...]

Insights from a Grant Writing Workshop

  by Dr Karen Borschmann The 28-29th of June was set aside for a grant development workshop, run by the Centre of Research Excellence (CRE) in Stroke Rehabilitation and and Brain Recovery. Dr Karen Borschmann, program manager for the AVERT Early Intervention Research Program, shares her insights from the event. Karen’s research focuses on changes [...]