Scientists of Stroke
Young stroke with Prof Julie Bernhardt

Young stroke with Prof Julie Bernhardt

June 2, 2019

30% of stroke survivors in Australia are under the age of 65, and their needs differ from those who have a stroke later in life.

Professor Julie Bernhardt, head of the Florey Stroke theme, talks about how we can help younger stroke survivors with their unique needs.

Twitter: @FloreyStroke Facebook: CRE Stroke Rehab & Recovery

Blog: https://floreystroke.blogspot.com

Music: 'Operatic 3' by Vibe Mountain

Prof Julie Bernhardt after the 2nd Stroke Recovery and Rehabilitation Roundtable

Prof Julie Bernhardt after the 2nd Stroke Recovery and Rehabilitation Roundtable

May 26, 2019

The second Stroke Recovery and Rehabilitation Roundtable in Montreal brought together an international group of experts to tackle the biggest issues in stroke recovery and rehabilitation.

We caught up with Professor Julie Bernhardt AM just after her return from Montreal to discuss why the Roundtable is so important for the future of stroke research.

Find all the papers from the first roundtable here. 

The latest update from the second roundtable can be found here.

Twitter: @FloreyStroke Facebook: CRE Stroke Rehab & Recovery

Blog: https://floreystroke.blogspot.com

Music: 'Operatic 3' by Vibe Mountain

Exercise early after stroke with Dr Sharon Kramer

Exercise early after stroke with Dr Sharon Kramer

April 26, 2019

Can you exercise early after stroke? How soon? How much? We spoke to Dr Sharon Kramer just after she finished her PhD last year to see if there were answers to these questions.

Twitter: @FloreyStroke Facebook: CRE Stroke Rehab & Recovery

Blog: https://floreystroke.blogspot.com

Music: 'Operatic 3' by Vibe Mountain

Improving clinical decision making in stroke with Venesha Rethnam

Improving clinical decision making in stroke with Venesha Rethnam

March 12, 2019

Decisions about treatment after stroke involve many factors, combining the latest evidence with the doctor's clinical judgement about the patient in front of them. But how can we use data to improve this decision making? Venesha Rethnam, a PhD student in the Florey Stroke theme, explains.

Twitter: @FloreyStroke Facebook: Florey Stroke

Blog: https://floreystroke.blogspot.com

Music: 'Operatic 3' by Vibe Mountain

Measuring disability after stroke with Venesha Rethnam

Measuring disability after stroke with Venesha Rethnam

March 5, 2019

After stroke, disability and dependence is measured using the Modified Rankin Scale (mRS). But this doesn't take stroke survivors' quality of life into account.

In her most recently published paper, PhD student Venesha Rethnam has been looking at an alternative way of measuring disability after stroke that does incorporate quality of life: the utility-weighted modified Rankin Scale.

Read the original paper here.

Twitter: @FloreyStroke Facebook: Florey Stroke

Blog: https://floreystroke.blogspot.com

Music: 'Operatic 3' by Vibe Mountain

Translating research into practice with Dr Karen Borschmann

Translating research into practice with Dr Karen Borschmann

February 19, 2019

Everyone in stroke research wants to improve the lives of people affected by stroke. But no matter how incredible your scientific breakthrough is, it's of no use if the findings aren't then communicated and used in clinical practice.

Today we talk to Dr Karen Borschmann (@KarenBorschmann) about how we get those findings from bench to bedside.

 

Twitter: @FloreyStroke Facebook: Florey Stroke

Blog: https://floreystroke.blogspot.com

Music: 'Operatic 3' by Vibe Mountain

Bones & blood sugar after stroke - with Dr Karen Borschmann

Bones & blood sugar after stroke - with Dr Karen Borschmann

February 11, 2019

How does stroke affect your bone health and your blood sugar? How might exercise help? Find out this and more in our conversation with physiotherapist and researcher Dr Karen Borschmann (@KarenBorschmann).

PS: Congratulations Karen on being awarded the Tim Glendinning Memorial Grant last week!

Twitter: @FloreyStroke Facebook: Florey Stroke

Blog: https://floreystroke.blogspot.com

Music: 'Operatic 3' by Vibe Mountain

Prof Julie Bernhardt on what makes a good mentor and supporting women in science

Prof Julie Bernhardt on what makes a good mentor and supporting women in science

January 31, 2019

This week we talk to Professor Julie Bernhardt, who this Australia Day was awarded a Member of the Order of Australia for her work in stroke research and for her advocacy for women in science. We pick her brains on how to increase the number of women in science leadership, and on how to get the most out of mentoring - what makes a good mentor? Why is it useful? Tune in for insights and career advice from an incredible woman!

 

Twitter: @FloreyStroke Facebook: Florey Stroke Blog: https://floreystroke.blogspot.com

Music: 'Operatic 3' by Vibe Mountain

How do your genes influence stroke (with Prof Vincent Thijs)

How do your genes influence stroke (with Prof Vincent Thijs)

January 17, 2019

What do we know about the genetics of stroke, and how can we use this to improve treatments? We talk to Professor Vincent Thijs, neurologist and head of the Stroke theme at the Florey, about his research.

Read more about the PATJ gene and its influence on stroke here: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30582445

Twitter: @FloreyStroke Facebook: Florey StrokeBlog: https://floreystroke.blogspot.com

Music: 'Operatic 3' by Vibe Mountain

Virtual reality for stroke recovery (with David Brodsky)

Virtual reality for stroke recovery (with David Brodsky)

November 19, 2018

Virtual reality has been used for Pokémon Go and imaginary roller coaster rides, but how can it help stroke survivors while they're recovering in hospital?

David Brodsky talks about his summer internship at the Florey and the Stroke theme's research in virtual reality and healthcare architecture.