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 in Melbourne, Newcastle’s Hunter Medical Research Institute and other leading institutions.
Our associate investigators have expertise in neuropsychology, statistics and decision support, rehabilitation policy development and knowledge 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.
- Improve knowledge about stroke recovery
- Improve patient selection and rehabilitation research methods
- Create training opportunities for clinicians and researchers
- Provide a trials platform to help build clinical trials
- Build a translation community to help drive future activity
- Implement proven cost effective interventions
Chief Investigators – Stroke Rehabilitation & Brain Recovery
Prof Bladin is currently Program Director for the Victorian Stroke Telemedicine program at The Florey.
Associate Investigators – Stroke Rehabilitation & Brain Recovery
Toni is passionate about helping to make a real difference to stroke survivors and their carers and supporting health professionals to provide quality care.
Toni is a qualified Occupational Therapist and holds Post Graduate qualifications in Business, Quality Auditing and has completed an International Executive Development course at Cornell University USA.