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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 [...]

Young Stroke Research Forum

The Centre of Research Excellence in Stroke Rehabilitation and Brain Recovery invites you to a stimulating afternoon of conversations about living with stroke as a young person, and stroke research. The program starts with Canadian researcher Sean Dukelow speaking on: Using robotic technology to better understand and enhance stroke recovery. Sean is an Associate Professor [...]

Stroke Recovery and Rehabilitation Roundtable – June 2018 update

By Karen Borschmann, on behalf of  the Stroke Recovery and Rehabilitation Roundtable The first Stroke Recovery and Rehabilitation Roundtable (SRRR), held in Philadelphia in 2016, was a major international collaborative effort that set the scene for a new direction in recovery research. This collaboration demonstrated that the international community is on the same page in [...]

Future Stroke Rehabilitation Research Leaders

The CRE in Stroke Rehabilitation and Brain Recovery is seeking future leaders in stroke rehabilitation and/or brain recovery research. Are you: Involved in stroke rehabilitation and/or brain recovery research? Less than 8 years post PhD (with career disruption)? Do you: Have a vision for your career in stroke rehabilitation and/or brain recovery research? Would you like: [...]

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 [...]

Stroke Recovery and Rehabilitation Roundtable – Advancing the field of stroke research

By Karen Borschmann Building evidence-based treatments for rehabilitation is now recognised as a major global priority and this requires a coordinated effort at national and international levels. Approximately 60 leading stroke experts met at the first Stroke Recovery and Rehabilitation Roundtable (SRRR) in Philadelphia, USA,  in May this year. The goal of SRRR is to work [...]

Congratulations to Liam Johnson 2016 Endeavour Research Fellowship

Congratulations to Liam Johnson. He has been awarded a 2016 Endeavour Research Fellowship. His destination is the USA.