Current projects

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

RIBURST (Reducing the International Burden of Stroke Using Mobile Technology): The Stroke Riskometer research project. RIBURST is an international collaborative study that aims to better understand the risk factors associated with stroke, heart attack, dementia and diabetes mellitus and to assess how much influence each risk factor has on the likelihood of having a stroke, heart attack, dementia and diabetes mellitus in the future.

Contact: Prof. Valery Feigin - valery.feigin@aut.ac.nz

PRIME study (A Clinicians’ and Patients’ Survey to examine PreventS for Primary Stroke Prevention). This study aims to examine clinicians’ as well as patients’ perspectives about the usability of the PreventS app for stroke prevention in clinical practice and to update the PreventS system based on their feedback. .

Contact: Prof. Valery Feigin - valery.feigin@aut.ac.nz

Measuring and reducing stroke burden in New Zealand to help understand the costs strokes and TIAs impose on the healthcare system and the people of New Zealand, and identify and implement cost effective strategies that can reduce this burden.

Contact: Dr Rita Krishnamurthi - rita.krishnamurthi@aut.ac.nz

Auckland Regional Community Stroke Study (ARCOS V) to provide the most recent and up-to-date evidence-base for measuring stroke burden in New Zealand.

Contact: Dr Rita Krishnamurthi, rita.krishnamurthi@aut.ac.nz or ARCOS Team: arcos@aut.ac.nz or Study Manager: Bala Nair, bnair@aut.ac.nz

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 - kelly.jones@aut.ac.nz

PERsonalised Knowledge to reduce the risk of Stroke (PERKS), an international trial study to compare two different ways of showing people their risk factors for stroke. We will test whether one method is better than the other at helping people to manage their stroke risk factors.

Contact: Dr Shabnam Jalili-Moghaddam, Research Study Manager - shabnam.jalili@aut.ac.nz

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 - rita.krishnamurthi@aut.ac.nz