Professor Julie Bernhardt is co-leader of The Florey's Stroke theme, and leads the AVERT Early Intervention Research Program. Stroke recovery is the next frontier in stroke medicine. Julie believes that to impact the global burden of disability after stroke we need to rethink, reframe and refocus our efforts to develop more effective treatments and treatment environments (hospitals) to help people recovery well after stroke.  

Julie is Director of Australia’s first NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence in Stroke Rehabilitation and Recovery, a partnership that has helped build capacity and research excellence in this exciting field. She spearheads the International Stroke Recovery and Rehabilitation Roundtable task force that is identifying important knowledge gaps and setting new targets for recovery research. She also works with architects and designers to innovate rehabilitation hospital design.

Julie is Australia’s top stroke rehabilitation clinical trialist; developing and testing interventions to enhance recovery.  

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  • Location

    Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health, Austin
    245 Burgundy Street
    VIC 3084


Awards and achievements

Honorary Life Membership, Stroke Foundation Australia, 2018

The Australian Financial Review and Westpac 100 Women of Influence Awards (Global category), 2016

Austin Medical Research Foundation Distinguished Scientist for 2016

American Heart Association, Stroke Rehabilitation Award, 2016

Chief Executive Women Scholarship MIT Sloan, 2016

Viscount Linley Award, Stroke Association, 2016

Winner Male or Female Change Champion of the year, 2015


PhD, La Trobe University

BAppScPhysio, La Trobe University

Research Papers

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