In October, Julie Bernhardt has been honoured with two significant awards. Most recently she was named the winner of the Global category of the 2016 Australian Financial Review and Westpac 100 Women of Influence Awards.
Julie won the Global category for many reasons including conducting the international clinical trial AVERT (A Very Early Rehabilitation Trial), her work on the first Stroke Rehabilitation and Recovery Roundtable (SRRR) and her contribution to the Women in Science Parkville Precinct (WiSPP).
has a direct and powerful influence on global clinical practice guidelines in stroke care.
During Austin Hospital’s ResearchFest, Julie was thrilled to be presented with the 2016 Austin Medical Research Foundation Distinguished Scientist award by Tim Flannery.
Again, Julie’s conduct of the ground breaking AVERT trial contributed to this award. Her nomination by Sue Berney and Cathy Said (pictured with Julie) spoke of her work on the SRRR, Julie’s Churchill Fellowship which explored health architecture and environmental enrichment, her continuing advocacy for gender equity in research, her many publications, grants and other awards including the 2016 American Stroke Association Stroke Rehabilitation Award. Julie formally supervises research higher degree and honors students as well as mentoring clinicians and researchers. Julie has been particularly supportive of the Austin Physiotherapy Department – supporting the research program and providing clinical expertise.
Julie is incredibly supportive and generous with both her time and expertise.