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The Stroke Foundation Clinical Council brings together Australia’s leading clinicians, academics and researchers in the area of stroke. The Clinical Council’s role is to provide advice and technical support and be a credible clinical and technical voice to the Board and the work of the Stroke Foundation.

The Clinical Council is responsible for providing advice and clinical input for: clinical guidelines, strategy, clinical audit, public health and policy documents, Stroke Foundation publications (e.g. Fact sheets, brochures), presentations, and publications in peer reviewed journals and questions received from the general public and media.

See also Clinical Council - Health Promotion Advisory Sub-Committee (HPAC)

  • Bruce Campbell

    Professor Bruce Campbell

    MBBS(Hons), BMedSc, PhD, FRACP, FAHMS

    Non-executive Director representing interests of Clinicians and Chair of Clinical Council

    Professor Campbell is a consultant neurologist and Head of Stroke at the Royal Melbourne Hospital as well as a professorial research fellow in the Department of Medicine, Melbourne Brain Centre at the Royal Melbourne Hospital, University of Melbourne. Professor Campbell holds a Doctor of Philosophy…
    Professor Campbell is a consultant neurologist and Head of Stroke at the Royal Melbourne Hospital as well as a professorial research fellow in the Department of Medicine, Melbourne Brain Centre at the Royal Melbourne Hospital, University of Melbourne.

    Professor Campbell holds a Doctor of Philosophy from the University of Melbourne and is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians and the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences. Professor Campbell’s main research interests include imaging and emergency treatment of stroke, including randomised controlled trials of new treatments. 
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  • Associate Professor Seana Gall

    BSc(Hons), PhD

    Chair of the Health Promotion Advisory Subcommittee

    Dr Seana Gall is a senior research fellow in cardiovascular epidemiology at the Menzies Institute for Medical Research at the University of Tasmania and Adjunct Associate Professor at Monash University. She holds a BSc (Hons) in physiology from Monash University and graduated with a PhD…

    Dr Seana Gall is a senior research fellow in cardiovascular epidemiology at the Menzies Institute for Medical Research at the University of Tasmania and Adjunct Associate Professor at Monash University. She holds a BSc (Hons) in physiology from Monash University and graduated with a PhD in stroke epidemiology from the University of Melbourne in 2008. She is currently funded by a prestigious National Heart Foundation of Australia Future Leader Fellowship where she is examining the ‘Epidemiology of cardiovascular disease across the life course’. She conducts epidemiological studies to understand ways to prevent, manage and improve outcomes of cardiovascular disease, particularly stroke. Particular areas of expertise include childhood predictors of adult cardiovascular health, clustering of health behaviours and sex differences in stroke.

    She is a chief investigator on the NHMRC-funded Childhood Determinants of Adult Health (CDAH) study and lead investigator of the International Stroke Outcomes Study (INSTRUCT) that is pooling data on over 16,000 strokes from around the world. She has published 76 journal articles and has attracted over $4 million in funding for her research. She is an active member of the scientific community including as chair of the Tasmanian Government’s Tobacco Control Coalition, a board director for the Cancer Council Tasmania and chair of their Scientific and Research Committee and a member for the Royal Hobart Hospital Research Foundation Scientific Research Advisory Committee.

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  • Susan Hillier

    Professor Susan Hillier

    BAppSc, PhD

    Susan Hillier is a Professor in neuroscience and rehabilitation at the University of South Australia. She is also a practising clinician working predominantly with people after stroke. Her research has also been in the area of stroke and rehabilitation – investigating different rehabilitation approaches to…
    Susan Hillier is a Professor in neuroscience and rehabilitation at the University of South Australia. She is also a practising clinician working predominantly with people after stroke. Her research has also been in the area of stroke and rehabilitation – investigating different rehabilitation approaches to maximise recovery outcomes as well as best practice rehabilitation service models to improve equity of delivery of services. Susan is committed to improving the lives of people after brain injury. 
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  • Erin

    Associate Professor Erin Godecke

    Associate Professor Erin Godecke is a Vice-Chancellor’s Professorial Fellow at Edith Cowan University and completed her PhD in 2009. She is a practising speech pathologist, working in stroke care and aphasia rehabilitation. Her research primarily focuses on therapy intensity and type, treatment fidelity and implementation…
    Associate Professor Erin Godecke is a Vice-Chancellor’s Professorial Fellow at Edith Cowan University and completed her PhD in 2009. She is a practising speech pathologist, working in stroke care and aphasia rehabilitation. Her research primarily focuses on therapy intensity and type, treatment fidelity and implementation in very early aphasia recovery and measuring stroke outcomes in healthcare services.

    She is passionate about improving and promoting community participation for people with aphasia and their families; and about working with allied health professionals to deliver quality research. 
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  • Claire Muller

    Dr Claire Muller

    Dr Claire Muller is a consultant Neurologist having become a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians in 2016. She has a longstanding interest in Neuroscience and prior to completing her medical degree, at the University of Queensland (UQ) she completed an undergraduate dual…
    Dr Claire Muller is a consultant Neurologist having become a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians in 2016. She has a longstanding interest in Neuroscience and prior to completing her medical degree, at the University of Queensland (UQ) she completed an undergraduate dual degree (BSc, BA) majoring in Neuroscience, Biomedical Science, Cognitive Science, and French also at UQ. Through her medical training she has gained extensive experience in a variety of metropolitan, regional and rural Queensland hospitals, ranging from the Gold Coast University Hospital up to Cairns Base Hospital and the central west of the state.

    Dr Muller undertook her physician training at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital and the Gold Coast University Hospital followed by a Stroke Research Fellowship at Melbourne’s Eastern Health. During her fellowship she was actively involved in enrolling patients into various multicentre hyperacute and acute stroke trials. In 2017 she was awarded the Irene Mary Sammons Research Grant by the Eastern Health Foundation for an imaging study of the neuroprotective potential of the diabetes medication, Exenatide. She continues to manage this project remotely, having relocated to her hometown of Brisbane to pursue a career as a Stroke Physician and researcher at a major tertiary hospital. 
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  • Mark

    Associate Professor Mark Mackay

    Associate Professor Mackay is a Paediatric Neurologist and Epileptologist at The Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne. Dr. Mackay's main interests are epilepsy and childhood stroke. He is an Associate Professor and Honorary Principal Fellow with the University of Melbourne, an Honorary Research Fellow with the Murdoch…
    Associate Professor Mackay is a Paediatric Neurologist and Epileptologist at The Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne. Dr. Mackay's main interests are epilepsy and childhood stroke. He is an Associate Professor and Honorary Principal Fellow with the University of Melbourne, an Honorary Research Fellow with the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute and Honorary Professorial Research Fellow with the Florey Neurosciences Institute. 

    He is Director of the Royal Children’s Hospital (RCH) Melbourne Stroke Program and is the paediatric representative on the Australian Stroke Clinical Registry steering committee.   Associate Professor Mackay is elected chairperson of (i) the ANZ Child Neurology Society Stroke Special Interest Group, (ii) the Australian Childhood Stroke Advisory Committee, and (iii) the Victorian Perinatal Stroke Advisory Committee.

    He has over 10 years’ experience in the conceptualisation of paediatric stroke and epilepsy research projects and has a publication and presentation profile in these fields. He has established a dedicated paediatric stroke program; the first of its kind in Australia and is a major contributor to the International Pediatric Stroke Study. 

    Associate Professor Mackay was awarded the 2016 Stroke Care Champion for his outstanding dedication and commitment to Australia’s youngest stroke patients. 
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  • Skye Coote

    Ms Skye Coote

    Skye is the Stroke Nurse Consultant with the Mobile Stroke Unit project at the Royal Melbourne Hospital, Victoria. She has an extensive background in critical care nursing, holds a Master of Nursing degree, and has completed 2 International Neurovascular Education and Training in Stroke Management…
    Skye is the Stroke Nurse Consultant with the Mobile Stroke Unit project at the Royal Melbourne Hospital, Victoria. She has an extensive background in critical care nursing, holds a Master of Nursing degree, and has completed 2 International Neurovascular Education and Training in Stroke Management and Acute Reperfusion Therapies (NETSMART) courses. She has won international nursing awards for clinical excellence and leadership in stroke, and is the first Board Certificate Advanced Neurovascular Practitioner in Australia. She has been a guest presenter at international conferences on stroke and has recently co-authored a chapter on acute stroke care for the World Federation of Critical Care Nurses. Her passion is improving hyperacute stroke care, stroke research and stroke education.
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  • Associate Professor Martin Jude

    Associate Professor Martin Jude is a consultant Neurologist in Wagga Wagga, NSW. His Neurology training was undertaken at St Vincent's and St George Hospitals, followed by the ANZAN attachment at the Radcliffe Infirmary/University of Oxford, where he was clinical lecturer in Neurology. He is currently…
    Associate Professor Martin Jude is a consultant Neurologist in Wagga Wagga, NSW. His Neurology training was undertaken at St Vincent's and St George Hospitals, followed by the ANZAN attachment at the Radcliffe Infirmary/University of Oxford, where he was clinical lecturer in Neurology. He is currently a conjoint Associate Professor, UNSW rural clinical school, with main interests in Stroke Neurology, Medical education and coordinating systems of care to enhance clinical outcomes for stroke patients. He has been instrumental in setting up Stroke Unit care in Regional NSW, and the rural stroke coordinators network in NSW, as well as stroke education systems for undergraduate medical and physician trainees and is an active member of the RACP National Examination Panel. He was until recently the medical co-chair, Agency for Clinical Innovation/Stroke Services which is the clinician-led organisation that informs the NSW Ministry of Health in relation to optimising stroke systems and clinical outcomes. He was awarded the OAM in 2017. 
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  • Natasha

    Professor Natasha Lannin

    Deputy Chair

    Professor Natasha Lannin is an occupational therapist and rehabilitation researcher. Natasha is lead of the Brain Recovery and Rehabilitation Group of the Department of Neurosciences at Monash University and the Chair in Occupational Therapy Research at Alfred Health. She is an experienced neurological occupational therapist…
    Professor Natasha Lannin is an occupational therapist and rehabilitation researcher. Natasha is lead of the Brain Recovery and Rehabilitation Group of the Department of Neurosciences at Monash University and the Chair in Occupational Therapy Research at Alfred Health. She is an experienced neurological occupational therapist and rehabilitation researcher with more than 20 years’ experience working as an occupational therapist in Western Australia, Queensland, New South Wales and now Victoria. She is interested in in generating and translating knowledge for intervention effectiveness trials, particularly in the area of stroke rehabilitation; in conducting registry studies (and was one of the founder and Management Committee Chair of the Australian Stroke Clinical Registry; and in looking at novel ways to translate research and guidelines into clinical practice.
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  • Professor Steven Faux

    Prof Steven Faux is the Director of Sacred Heart Rehabilitation Service and St Vincent’s Pain Service Darlinghurst. He has appointments at: St Vincents Campus Prince of Wales Private Griffith Base Hospital, NSW  Currently a Senior lecturer in Clinical Medicine at the University of New South…

    Prof Steven Faux is the Director of Sacred Heart Rehabilitation Service and St Vincent’s Pain Service Darlinghurst.

    He has appointments at:

    • St Vincents Campus
    • Prince of Wales Private
    • Griffith Base Hospital, NSW 

    Currently a Senior lecturer in Clinical Medicine at the University of New South Wales, his research interests are in the management of spasticity, trauma management and stroke rehabilitation. 

    He regularly gives lecturers on Pain Management, Stroke Rehabilitation and Trauma Rehabilitation. Has completed a number of studies in early pain management, Stroke and rehabilitation for those with fractures and has had published several papers on in the fields of Stroke, Trauma, Pain and health service provision.

    He is an associate investigator with the NHMRC CRE Stroke Rehabilitation and Brain Recovery 

    He currently leads a team of stroke rehabilitation researchers focusing on patient and carer education, immersive and virtual reality technology, tele-rehabilitation for aphasia and neuropathic pain, therapies to improve upper limb function and the use of wearable robotics for community stroke rehabilitation.

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  • Dr Tim Ang

    Dr Timothy Ang

    Dr Timothy Ang is a consultant neurologist at John Hunter Hospital, Newcastle and senior neurointerventional radiology fellow at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney. Tim was awarded the Stroke Society of Australasia Young Investigators' Award in 2014 for his work with acute stroke assessments and neuroimaging…

    Dr Timothy Ang is a consultant neurologist at John Hunter Hospital, Newcastle and senior neurointerventional radiology fellow at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney.

    Tim was awarded the Stroke Society of Australasia Young Investigators' Award in 2014 for his work with acute stroke assessments and neuroimaging - his ongoing research interests revolve around streamlining and improving access to hyperacute stroke therapies with a breadth of experience using TeleStroke tech and retrieval networking.

    He contributes to the development of the next generation of stroke physicians as a national curriculum advisor for the Stroke Academy and is part of the strategic working party for the NSW Statewide Stroke Service led by the Agency of Clinical Innovation.

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