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Architecture contributes to positive health outcomes

By Michelle Shannon Architecture can contribute to positive health outcomes for people. However, which people and in what locations is health design research being applied? How can we adapt the built environment sustainably for an ageing population or for those people with chronic conditions? These were some of the questions posed during the [...]

Prof Jeremy Grimshaw visits The Florey

By Liz Lynch Implementation Science is a field of research where we explore ways to ensure that the treatments we provide to patients are based on the best available research evidence. On 9th March, we were very fortunate to be visited by a world leader in Implementation Science research, Professor Jeremy Grimshaw, from the Ottawa [...]

Fitness training early after stroke

Sharon Kramer recently presented a webinar for the Victorian Stroke Clinical Network. Her talk 'Fitness training early after stroke' is now available on the Stroke Foundation's InformMe website. The webinar explores the evidence for fitness training after stroke and the gaps in evidence for the effectiveness early after stroke. Sharon also covers the issues to consider [...]

PhD Scholarship Opportunity

Background A PhD Scholarship (RTP-level) is available within the Centre of Research Excellence in Stroke Rehabilitation and Brain Recovery Clinical Trials stream. The candidate will be a high achieving Statistics, Engineering, Public Health, Allied Health, Psychology or other health-related discipline graduate with developed statistical analysis skills, interest in decision analysis and experience consulting with clinicians [...]

Stroke Foundation grant success

Margaret Galloway and her team at HMRI received a Stroke Foundation Small Project Grant for their project Determining the minimum dose of exercise required to improve cardiorespiratory fitness in stroke survivors. Stroke survivors have very low levels of cardiorespiratory fitness, often less than half that of their peers. This is close to the threshold required [...]

4th Optimising Health Environments forum

4th Optimising Health Environments Forum Bringing together individuals interested in the study and practice of improving health and other built environments. Monday February 20th 2017, 9am Ian Potter Auditorium Ground floor, Kenneth Myer Building The Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health, The University of Melbourne 30 Royal Parade, Parkville, 3052 Program available here: Optimising Health [...]

Motion capture research at Burke Medical Rehabilitation Institute

By Liam Johnson Hello all from New York City! I have been in New York since mid-December last year working on a research project with Assistant Professor David Putrino at Burke Medical Rehabilitation Institute. But it would be prudent for me to go back a little to describe my time in Vancouver, where I spent [...]

Visiting the ‘Pope of Motor Control’

By Sandhya Gopaul “What the brain can conceive, the body can do”. How many times have we reminded ourselves of this motivating sentence and been able to reach our goals indeed? Yet, this quote has its limitations once the brain is injured. From the moment I started studying my Bachelor’s degree in Physiotherapy, I have [...]

What we measure affects what we do – CRE adopts FAIT

What you measure affects what you do. If you don't measure the right thing, you don't do the right thing -  Joseph Stiglitz, 2001 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences. For decades it has been recognized that many outputs from health and medical research that could make positive contributions, have not translated and, hence, do not [...]

HMRI register connects stroke survivors with trials

Stroke survivors in the Hunter will get easier access to new clinical trials following the launch of a new volunteer register at the Hunter Medical Research Institute (HMRI). The Hunter Stroke Research Volunteer Register (HSRVR) comprises a centralised database of people keen to participate in cutting- edge stroke research. The stroke-focused Register will complement the long-running HMRI Research [...]