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 -

A Clinicians’ and Patients’ Survey to examine PreventS for Primary Stroke Prevention (PRIME). 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 -

Measuring and reducing stroke burden in New Zealand (ARCOS V programme) 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 -

Trial of an Individualised Intervention for the Prevention of Stroke (TIIPS), to determine if Health Wellness Coaching will lead to clinically meaningful improvements in lifestyle behaviours and reduce the risk for secondary vascular events including major stroke.

Contact: Dr Sulekha Devaki De Silva, Study Manager –

Stroke Riskometer app study Developed in collaboration with international leaders in stroke prevention, the Stroke RiskometerTM app is an award winning and easy-to-use tool for measuring your individual risk of a stroke.

Contact: Dr Alexander Merkin -

Fatigue after stroke educational recovery programme (FASTER), 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 -

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 -

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 -