Stroke is a devastating yet highly preventable disease. There are about 9000 strokes every year in New Zealand, 30% of which are fatal in the first year and a further 70% of survivors are left with some level of disability. We are developing interventions that are potentially widely applicable, affordable, and cost-effective, even in low resource countries with no or little access to medical services.

Click on the current projects link to learn more about our stroke research studies:

Fatigue after stroke educational recovery programme, to assess the effect of the intervention on reducing physical, psychological and mental fatigue and improving quality of life in stroke survivors.

Contact: Dr Kelly Jones -

Effectiveness of the Stroke Riskometer Pro app for improving stroke awareness and modifiable behaviour for stroke prevention: A pilot randomised clinical trial.
Contact: Dr Rita Krishnamurthi -

Effectiveness of Health and Wellness Coaching for primary stroke prevention. A randomised clinical trial
Contact: Dr Rita Krishnamurthi - or

Stroke riskometer app based research project
An E-research Programme to measure and reduce the burden of major non-communicable disorders in the world.
Contact: Dr Rita Krishnamurthi -

Global burden of disease stroke project
The Global Burden of Disease (GBD) stroke study aims to generate comparable information on disease burden in 21 regions of the world.
Contact: Dr Rita Krishnamurthi -

Survey of Stroke and Dementia awareness in the community

Recent studies have shown that knowledge of stroke and dementia risk factors and warning signs is deficient. This study aims to fill these gaps in knowledge by utilising two methods to determine:

(1) stroke/dementia awareness, and
(2) prevalence of stroke/dementia and their risk factors in the NZ population.