Research

Get involved in research projects

Survivors of stroke, families, carers and the community are central to stroke research. You can:

  • help direct research as part of the project team
  • share your views and experience
  • test new treatments to find out what works,

Getting involved in research may sometimes also allow you to access emerging therapy you wouldn’t otherwise be able to get. Involvement may also be part of your stroke recovery plan.

Stroke Foundation has an e-learning module to help you work well with stroke researchers.

Browse the list below to find projects relevant to you, in your area or online.

 

National/online

Palliative care workforce capabilities framework: consumer interviews

Carer-supported home exercise program to improve exercise participation for people after stroke

Perispinal Etanercept to improve Stroke Outcomes (PESTO) clinical trial

Supporting Young Stroke Survivors Through Engaging Messaging (SYSSTEM)

Stroke survivors’ preferences for recovery-promoting drugs

Development of a core outcome set for clinical research on interventions for speech impairments in stroke

Stroke survivors’ experiences: access to information and services during recovery

Exploring ways to support exercise and activity in stroke recovery

Dysphagia telerehabilitation program for stroke survivors living in the community

Preventing Stroke Research Priorities Project

Validation of the Australian Eating Survey for stroke survivors

Subjective experience of barriers and facilitators of accessing mental health treatment after stroke: a qualitative study

Feasibility and effects of novel light therapy in individuals with neurological conditions (stroke)

UPLIFT trial: Integrated UPper limb and Language Impairment and Functional Training after stroke

Experiences of sexuality post stroke in LGBTQI+ persons and their partners

Lived-experience experts for the study ‘Patient preferences for upper limb therapy following stroke’

Antiplatelet Secondary Prevention International Randomised trial after INtracerebral haemorrhage (ASPIRING trial)

FoCCuS4HEART: Female Carers Co-produce Support 4 Heart and Emotional health to Address Risk facTors

Enhancing physical activity: exploring referral pathways between general practitioners and exercise physiologists

Development of a sexuality intervention for stroke survivors and their partners

New South Wales/Australian Capital Territory

Culturally and linguistically diverse aphasia rehabilitation: the experiences of people with aphasia and interpreters

Validation of the Nine Hole Peg Test administered via telehealth with stroke survivors

Falls after stroke trial

MIDAS 2: Modafinil In Debilitating Fatigue After Stroke 2

Network of sites and 'up-skilled' therapists to deliver best-practice stroke rehabilitation of the upper limb

Improving arm function after stroke using task-specific training

Queensland

Impact of a clinically led innovation of the electronic medical record for stroke on interprofessional practice

South Australia

Brain stimulation for post-stroke aphasia

Establishing an intensive, high dose, stroke recovery student-led clinic to improve upper limb outcomes

MIDAS 2: Modafinil In Debilitating Fatigue After Stroke 2

Can restorative brain-computer interfaces improve hand motor functions after a stroke?

Network of sites and 'up-skilled' therapists to deliver best-practice stroke rehabilitation of the upper limb

Tasmania

PERsonalised Knowledge to reduce the risk of Stroke (PERKS-International)

Victoria

Falls after stroke trial

Culturally and linguistically diverse aphasia rehabilitation: the experiences of people with aphasia and interpreters

Fit 4 Me After Stroke

Support After Stroke using group-based classeS: The SASS Study

Validation of the Nine Hole Peg Test administered via telehealth with stroke survivors

PERsonalised Knowledge to reduce the risk of Stroke (PERKS-International)

MIDAS 2: Modafinil In Debilitating Fatigue After Stroke 2

Network of sites and 'up-skilled' therapists to deliver best-practice stroke rehabilitation of the upper limb

Improving arm function after stroke using task-specific training

Improving wellbeing after acquired brain injury with a group program to enhance participation in valued activities

Western Australia

Environment enrichment for young stroke survivors

Improving arm function with a virtual dolphin

Pilot study of a group therapy program for individuals with emotion dysregulation after an acquired brain injury

MIDAS 2: Modafinil In Debilitating Fatigue After Stroke 2

The relationship between thinking skills and daily functioning in adults with brain injuries

 

Disclaimer

Please note the following disclaimer applies to all research projects listed on this page:

The Stroke Foundation recognises the value of all levels of research and the welfare and experiences of those affected. The Stroke Foundation is not responsible for, and does not endorse, any research project, opportunity, or other type of project listed. Reasonable attempts have been made to ensure projects listed have appropriate approval from a recognised body. Participants are responsible for satisfying themselves that appropriate approval procedures have been met before taking part. Participants are advised to read the participant information sheet that the researcher will provide to you. If you do agree to participate and/or you have any concerns regarding the project, these should be directed to the researcher or other contacts on the participant information sheet.