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 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 -