Associate Professor Kate Hayward
PhD, GCResComm, BPhty (Hons)

Heidelberg Campus
245 Burgundy Street
Heidelberg Victoria 3084

Kate  Hayward


Kate Hayward is an NHMRC ECR Fellow in the AVERT Lab, Stroke Theme, Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health. Kate has a triple thread of skills: physiotherapy (BPhty Hons, James Cook University), rehabilitation science (PhD, University of Queensland) and neuroscience (Postdoctorate, University of British Columbia, Canada).

Kate’s research in the field of stroke rehabilitation is focused on enhancing our understanding of the biological and therapy-induced potential for motor recovery. Using arm and hand function as the experimental model, Kate is leading several research projects to elucidate ‘right person, right treatment, right time’. This contributes to her larger vision: to achieve precision stroke rehabilitation.

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Key collaborators:

  • Associate Professor Natasha Lannin – Occupational Therapy, La Trobe University and Alfred Health
  • Professor Nick Ward – University College London Queen Square Upper Limb Clinic UCL Hospital
  • Professor Lara Boyd – Brain Behaviour Laboratory, University of British Columbia

Career highlights

Awards and achievements

  • 2017 — Bayer Early Excellence in Science Award recipient for Medicine
  • 2016 — James Cook University Early Career Alumni of Year
  • 2016 — Stroke Foundation Future Leader
  • 2016 — NHMRC ECR Fellowship (GNT1088449)
  • 2015 — Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research, British Columbia Canada
  • 2015 — Canadian Heart and Stroke Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • 2015 — World Stroke Organisation Young Stroke Professional exchange recipient
  • 2013 — Stroke Society of Australasia Best New Investigator

Research publications


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