Enhancing Stroke Rehabilitation & Recovery: Interview with Professor Julie Bernhardt

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Enhancing Stroke Rehabilitation & Recovery: Interview with Professor Julie Bernhardt

Julie is Australia’s top stroke rehabilitation clinical trialist; developing and testing interventions to enhance recovery.
May 18, 2023

Enhancing Stroke Rehabilitation & Recovery: Interview with Professor Julie Bernhardt

In Episode 53 we were joined by Professor Julie Bernhardt, co-leader of The Florey’s Stroke theme and leads the AVERT Early Intervention Research Program. 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 recover well after a stroke.

Julie is the 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.

Episode highlights:

  • Julie’s personal experience leading to a career in PT & stroke research
  • A Very Early Rehabilitation Trail after stroke (AVERT)
  • How the Florey is supporting the unique needs of young stroke survivors in Australia
  • Breaking down silos with the International Stroke Recovery & Rehab Alliance

Learn more about The Florey:

Connect with Julie on Twitter: @AVERTtrial

Show Credits:

Music intro credit to Jake Dansereau, connect at JAKEEZo on Soundcloud @user-257386777.

Our intro welcome is the voice of Caroline Goggin, a stroke survivor and our first podcast guest! Please listen to her inspiring story on Episode 2 of the podcast.

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