Florey News

New stroke awards announced

Congratulations to Professor Dominique Cadilhac and Dr Kathryn Hayward who have each received $50,000 grants from the Stroke Foundation.

Dominique will study the factors that in influence pre-hospital and hospital patient care to improve access to high quality stroke care. Kate will run a phase II trial to assess the impact of very early rehabilitation for upper limbs after stroke.

According to Stroke Foundation Chief Executive Officer, Sharon McGowan “Tragically, it’s estimated there will be more than 56,000 strokes across the country in 2018 – that is one every nine minutes. Too many Australians are dying or being left with an ongoing disability as a result of stroke.

“Stroke is largely preventable and treatable. High quality evidence-based research will help us stop this terrible disease and reduce the spiralling costs to the community and health system.”

Kate has also received a Heart Foundation Vanguard grant of $75,000 to continue her investigation of early rehabilitation after stroke. The one- year funding is designed to support those with innovative concepts that aim to improve public health.


The Florey thanks the Stroke Foundation and the Heart Foundation for this brilliant support.