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Tue 2 Jul 2013, 10:00am–11:30am

Where: Southward Car Museum, Otaihanga Rd, Otaihanga, Paraparaumu, Kapiti Coast

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

Dr Cathy Stinear
Clincial neuroscientist, Centre for Brain Research, University of Auckland
Deputy Director, Brain Recovery Clinic, University of Auckland

Proudly brought to you by the Neurological Foundation of New Zealand as part of our 2013 Annual Appeal.

Dr Cathy Stinear is a prominent stroke neuroscientist at the Centre for Brain Research, University of Auckland, working with many leading scientists and clinicians including the Neurological Foundation Chair of Clinical Neurology, Professor Alan Barber. Her research focuses on translating discoveries in neuroscience into clinical practice with stroke patients so the best possible recovery can be made.

For many years, Dr Stinear and her colleagues have been studying how the brain’s flexibility, its ‘plasticity’ helps recovery. She is part of a New Zealand-based team investigating new approaches to rehabilitation following stroke or brain injury, and these approaches show great promise. An important study led by Dr Stinear was published in the leading journal Lancet Neurology in 2010.

In this lecture, Dr Stinear will talk about her work and explain how simple movement devices and non-invasive brain stimulation techniques can be used to increase the activity of the stroke-affected side of the brain to help improve movement and recovery.

No bookings required to attend this lecture - this is a free public event, so please bring a friend and spread the word!

Please arrive early to secure seating.

Light morning tea at 10:00am, lecture starts at 10:30am.