Measuring and reducing stroke burden In New Zealand

Contact: Dr Rita Krishnamurthi -

Aim: Stroke and TIA are associated with a major economic burden, including emergency service use, hospitalisations, residential care, and other associated costs. Understanding the costs strokes and TIAs impose on the healthcare system and the people of New Zealand is critical for helping to identify and implement cost effective strategies that can reduce this burden.

Project Team Leaders/Collaborators:

  • Professor Valery Feigin, AUT
  • Dr Rita Krishnamurthi, AUT
  • Professor Suzanne Barker-Collo, University of Auckland
  • Dr Braden Te Ao, University of Auckland
  • Professor Peter Barber, University of Auckland
  • Professor Bruce Arroll, University of Auckland
  • Associate Professor Daniel Exeter, University of Auckland
  • Dr Yogini Ratnasabapathy, Waitemata District health Board
  • Professor Jeroen Douwes, Massey University
  • Associate Professor Annemarei Ranta, Otago University
  • Dr Hinemoa Elder,
  • Dr Priya Parmar, AUT
  • Dr Andrew Swain, AUT
  • Dr Bronwyn Tunnage, AUT
  • Associate Professor El-Shadan Tautolo, AUT
  • Professor Craig Anderson,
  • Professor Amanda Thrift,
  • Dr Derrick Bennett,
  • Professor Dominique Cadilhac,
  • Professor Paul Brown

Timeline: March 2021 - February 2026

Funded by: Health Research Council of New Zealand

Budget: $4.9million