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 Register that provides volunteers – including healthy ‘controls’ – for a broad cross-section of diseases.

Stroke trials currently underway or planned include those aiming to reduce stroke risk, improve fatigue levels, understand and improve activity levels and arm function, or target degenerative decline following stroke.

The research team comprises CRE researchers Professor Michael Nilsson, Associate Professor Coralie English, Associate Professor Michael Pollack and Associate Professor Rohan Walker, along with Gillian Mason and Monique Hourn.

Read more about the register at the HMRI website.