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President's Achievement Award

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The President’s Achievement Award acknowledges exceptional individuals who have made a significant contribution to Stroke Foundation including:

  • Volunteers who have made a significant contribution over a long period.
  • Individuals from corporate partners who have played a major role in developing a valuable partnership with Stroke Foundation.
  • Clinicians and/or researchers who have made a significant contribution to stroke prevention, treatment and recovery.
  • Individuals who have played a key role promoting Stroke Foundation programs or activities.
  • Applicants can nominate themselves or others.

2021 President's Achievement Award finalists

  • Eleanor Horton

    2021 President's Achievements Award Winner

    Dr Eleanor Horton was recognised for her incredible involvement in stroke care. Eleanor was instrumental in ensuring carers of stroke survivors had a voice in the Acute Stroke Clinical Care Standard and has developed from being an advocate for her partner to advocating to improve…
    Dr Eleanor Horton was recognised for her incredible involvement in stroke care. Eleanor was instrumental in ensuring carers of stroke survivors had a voice in the Acute Stroke Clinical Care Standard and has developed from being an advocate for her partner to advocating to improve patient outcomes for all. Eleanor has been a carer for her partner Patrick, who experienced his first stroke in 2000. Eleanor has been involved with the Stroke Foundation (currently on the Research Advisory Committee), Australian Stroke Coalition, the Queensland Stroke Clinical Network and many research projects, ensuring survivors of stroke, consumers and carers are engaged meaningfully, and their voices are heard. Eleanor has also been engaged with many community stroke support groups and appreciates the ongoing friendships that are formed during times when life is challenging. Professionally, Eleanor is a registered nurse academic who is passionate about health professionals working in partnership and engaging patients and carers. 

    “It is a privilege to be recognised as a finalist. I am so fortunate to be able to be involved with the Stroke Foundation and to be able to make an impact on patient’s lives and stroke care.” 
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  • Adrian O’Malley

    2021 President's Achievements Award Finalist

    Adrian began his relationship with Stroke Foundation a year after his stroke in 2007, raising funds and awareness with a hike of the Overland Track in Tasmania. At the time he still had balance issues and kept falling over, but this did not deter him.…
    Adrian began his relationship with Stroke Foundation a year after his stroke in 2007, raising funds and awareness with a hike of the Overland Track in Tasmania. At the time he still had balance issues and kept falling over, but this did not deter him. Since then, Adrian has worked tirelessly, volunteering his time, and sharing his knowledge and experience, in order to promote efforts to prevent and treat stroke, and enhance recovery. Adrian has demonstrated leadership as a health consumer over many years, through his extensive involvement and representation in organisations at the local, state and national level. He is a media spokesperson, advocates for stroke during state and federal election campaigns, contributes to the development of policy submissions to government and speaks about the stroke patient experience. Adrian is also a founding member of the Stroke Foundation Consumer Council and is currently a member of the Stroke Foundation Young Stroke Project Lived Experience Working Group and Steering Committee. 

    “I have to acknowledge that, while I will never be grateful for my stroke, stroke has brought out the best in me and my desire to help one person has taken me places and involved me in things I would never have imagined.” 
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  • Monique Kilkenny

    2021 President's Achievements Award Finalist

    Associate Professor Monique Kilkenny is recognised for her incredible work in stroke epidemiology research. Monique is responsible for the design of evaluations, analyses and interpretation of data for several flagship programs for the Stroke Foundation in the last 13 years. The programs include Know your…
    Associate Professor Monique Kilkenny is recognised for her incredible work in stroke epidemiology research. Monique is responsible for the design of evaluations, analyses and interpretation of data for several flagship programs for the Stroke Foundation in the last 13 years. The programs include Know your numbers, Stroke Safe Ambassador Program and the National Audit Program. Monique has co-authored more than 23 papers using the data from the evaluation of these programs. Her reports have been used to guide policy directions for improving prevention efforts and quality of care initiatives in hospitals. Monique is also the senior epidemiologist with oversight of the analyses for the Australian Stroke Clinical Registry, undertaken in partnership with the Stroke Foundation and The Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health.  Monique is responsible for organising the annual National Stroke Data Linkage Workshop as part of the National Stroke Data and Quality Improvement Forum. This is co-convened with the Stroke Foundation and attracts around 200 participants annually. 

    “Since 2007, I have worked with the Stroke Foundation on undertaking research to prevent stroke, improve care and long-term outcomes by innovating solutions to support the best standards of practice within primary care and hospitals for patients with stroke.” 
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