Organisation for Psychological Research into Stroke (OPSYRIS) Australia - SYDNEY 2017 Meeting

November 17, 2017

Venue: University of Technology Sydney, 15 Broadway, Ultimo, NSW 2007

On behalf of the Discipline of Clinical Psychology in the Graduate School of Health at UTS, Prof Ian Kneebone invites you to attend an opportunity to present psychological research in stroke in its formative stages and develop collaboration amongst researchers

Keynote speaker

Associate Professor Maree Hackett 

Associate Professor Maree Hackett BA, MA (Hons), PhD
Acting Director, Neurological & Mental Health Division, The George Institute for Global Health.
Conjoint Associate Professor, Faculty of Medicine, UNSW Sydney 
Honorary Associate Professor, Faculty of Medicine, University of Sydney
Professor of Epidemiology, The University of Central Lancashire, United Kingdom

Keynote: Systematic reviews of emotional difficulties after stroke: What is their role in supporting clinical research?

Maree leads a program of research focusing on developing simple, cost effective strategies (which can be integrated with other secondary prevention strategies) to identify, treat and prevent depression and significantly improve the outcome for people with cardiovascular disease. Maree has a particular interest in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health and also holds a National Heart Foundation Future Leader Fellowship (Level 2) on Improving the identification and management of depression in people with cardiovascular disease. Maree works one day a week as a Professor of Epidemiology in the Faculty of Health and Wellbeing at The University of Central Lancashire in the United Kingdom

Call for abstracts

OPSYRIS abstract submissions are invited to showcase a broad range of psychological research into stroke. Submissions can be on completed research but the meetings emphasis is on planned and ongoing studies.

Closing date: 16th September 2017

Please send your abstract submission (maximum 250 words) to by the closing date. Please highlight the name, organisation and role of the presenting author in your abstract submission.


This meeting is open to everyone with an interest in psychological research into stroke.

Attendance is Free of cost. A light lunch and refreshments will be served on the day. Numbers limited.

Contact:, +61 2 9514 3942

OPSYRIS is an interest group of the World Federation of Neurorehabilitation.