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A/Prof Julie Bernhardt

Research Profile

Associate Professor Julie Bernhardt, an experienced physiotherapist and Principal Research Fellow at the Florey Institute of Neurosciences and Mental Health, where is she is the Clinical Head of Stroke Division, a member of the Florey Executive and leader of the AVERT Early Intervention Research Program. This large multidisciplinary team of researchers are committed to the development and testing of new, rehabilitation interventions to reduce the burden of stroke related disability. The AVERT trial sits at the core of Julie's program. AVERT (A Very Early Rehabilitation Trial) is the largest, international trial of rehabilitation ever conducted. Julie has help build a rehabilitation research community that includes over 700 researchers and clinicians from 57 hospitals in 5 countries (Malaysia, Singapore, UK, Australia and New Zealand). Julie is particularly pleased that involvement in the study has resulted in improved systems of care in less developed countries. Her research spans the continuum of care from the first hours to years post stroke. Julie's passion for change is heavily influenced by her experience as a clinician.

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