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OPSYRIS Australia Half-Day Virtual Event

Organisation for Psychological Research into Stroke Australia

Friday 3 December 2021
7 am Perth (AWST), 9 am Sydney/Melbourne (AEDT), 10 am Brisbane (AEDT), 10 pm London (GMT)

An interdisciplinary forum for all things psychological and stroke

Featuring keynote presentations from:

  • Professor Niall Broomfield, Professor of Clinical Psychology, University of East Anglia.
    Title: Post stroke emotionalism
    Niall has held the Chair in Clinical Psychology at Norwich Medical School, University of East Anglia since 2018. From 2008–2018, he was Consultant Lead for the largest NHS stroke clinical psychology service in the UK, hosted by NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde. In 2012 he was the first Consultant Clinical Psychologist to be awarded the prestigious NHS Research Scotland (NRS) Career Grade Clinical Fellowship. In 2015, he became Chief Investigator on TEARS (Testing Emotionalism After Recent Stroke), a Stroke Association funded longitudinal cohort study of post stroke emotionalism. Niall’s principal research interest is the neuropsychological (mood and cognition) consequences of stroke, in particular post stroke emotionalism. Niall will talk about the TEARS study and outline how the results may help to extend our understanding of this common stroke sequela.
  • Dr Elizabeth Lynch, Researcher in the College of Nursing and Health Sciences, Flinders University.
    Title: Partnering with stroke survivors to implement evidence in stroke rehabilitation
    Liz is an NHMRC Early Career Research Fellow, investigating implementation of the Australian Stroke Clinical Guidelines. Liz works closely with people with lived experience of stroke and health professionals to improve the delivery of evidence based and person centred stroke rehabilitation. Her current projects include a co-design project to improve how information is provided after stroke, prioritising recommendations for implementation from the Australian Stroke Clinical Guidelines, and she is a collaborator on the STAAR SA project, funded by the MRFF, seeking to reduce avoidable hospital admissions in older South Australians. Liz is a keen advocate for health professionals to develop skills and confidence to implement evidence and she regularly runs workshops on implementing evidence based care with national and international clinical teams and networks.

Registrations are now open

International registrations welcome.

This event will be live and will not be recorded.

Call for Abstracts opening in September.



For more information contact: Kirsti Kankkunen Kirsti.Kankkunen@sa.gov.au

Supported by

University of Technology, Sydney