Congratulations to Associate Professor Kilkenny on being selected as a finalist in 2021 Stroke Awards

Stroke Foundation is thrilled to announce the finalists for this year’s national Stroke Awards.  This includes Monash University’s  Associate Professor Monique Kilkenny, who is in the running for the President's Award.

The awards will be announced during a virtual ceremony on May 5.  Good luck Monique!

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 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.” 

Stroke Foundation

About the Awards

The Stroke Foundation’s national Stroke Awards celebrate the survivors of stroke, carers, volunteers, health  professionals and researchers who work tirelessly to improve the lives of those affected by the disease.

Stroke Foundation Executive Director Stroke Services Lisa Murphy congratulated the inspirational finalists.  “I am blown away by the calibre of the nominees for the Stroke Awards,” Dr Murphy said.

“Each effort is incredibly powerful and goes a long way to helping the Stroke Foundation in its mission to  prevent stroke, save lives and enhance recovery.

"The Stroke Awards are our way of saying thank you for your time and dedication to supporting the stroke  community."

Stroke strikes the brain and can change a life in an instant. There are almost 450,000 people living with stroke  in Australia.

Almost 70 nominations were received for the 2021 Stroke Foundation national Stroke Awards across six  categories: Improving Life after Stroke, Creative, Courage , Fundraiser of the Year, Volunteer of the Year and President’s Achievement.

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