Podcast: new legislation in Japan brings the stroke survivor voice to the table and makes it law to provide best-evidence stroke care. (Nov 25, 2019)
On the 13th of November, we hosted a delegation from the Rehabilitation Research Institute Singapore (RRIS). The purpose of this visit was to further develop and formalise our collaborative links in areas of common interest. Professor Michael Nilsson is Visiting Professor at the LKC School of Medicine in Singapore and during his visits to Singapore in recent time, the links with RRIS have deepened. Professor Sarah Johnson has also visited RRIS recently and hosted our guests at Faculty of Engineering in the morning.
Visiting Conjoint Associate Professor, Dr Thomas Linden will deliver a public talk entitled “Digitization and innovation in Swedish health care transformation - The e-health 2025 strategy” at NeW Space.
'Stroke Stories' was featured on ABC Radio National Life Matters today, interviewing playwright Linden Wilkinson and stroke survivor and actor, Brian Lowe, on theatre performance interventions for recovery after stroke and 'What life is really like after a stroke?' Listen to the interview here.
A new play exploring this question has come up with a range of answers with one common theme - that hope is needed to make life after a stroke not just bearable, but enjoyable. Playwright Linden Wilkinson speaks to us about devising the play. Stroke survivor and actor Brian Lowe tells us about his experience performing in 'Stroke Stories.'
Our researchers will test an 8-week Devised Theatre Performance Process, which we hypothesize will improve the psychosocial well-being and cognitive function of people in the chronic phase of stroke (stroke >6 months ago), with a protocol currently in development.