The Stroke and Ageing Research Group adopts a trans-disciplinary approach to research and clinical translation in the fields of cerebrovascular disease (acute stroke, imaging, small vessel disease, stroke prevention, public health) and brain ageing (vascular and metabolic contributions to neurodegeneration, dementia and Alzheimer’s disease). It consists of 4 divisions headed by experts in the relevant fields who have substantial experience in mentoring students in research projects. Research conducted by the members of the group provides a number of research opportunities for postgraduate students.
Vascular Brain Ageing - Prof Velandai Srikanth investigates the effects and mechanisms of brain ageing in cohort studies, with particular reference to the interface between metabolic disease, cerebrovascular disease and neurodegeneration.
Clinical Trials, Imaging and Informatics - Prof Thanh Phan leads this division which conducts clinical trials in acute stroke and secondary stroke prevention, advanced imaging studies in stroke, and adopts novel techniques of computational analyses using BIG data.
Epidemiology and Prevention - Prof Amanda Thrift leads international studies and secondary prevention trials in stroke. Targeting blood pressure and diabetes management in developing countries is a major focus.
Translational Public Health - A/Prof Dominique Cadilhac leads several projects aimed at improving quality of stroke care in hospitals, telemedicine provision in regional hospitals, as well as the use of behavioural techniques to improve stroke outcome in patients.