Kate Hayward

Invited Speaker, Neurology

Doctor, The University of Melbourne/Florey Institute, VIC

    Dr Kate Hayward is a Senior Research Fellow in Stroke Recovery and Dame Kate Campbell Fellow in the Department of Physiotherapy at the University of Melbourne. Kate also has an appointment in the Stroke Theme at The Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health.

    Kate leads the REPAIR research group (Recovery, Enrichment and Plasticity to promote Activity In neuroRehabilitation) which seeks to understand the brain-behaviour nexus during rehabilitation after stroke. Using early phase clinical trial designs, Kate studies ‘when’ is the ideal time to start therapy after stroke and ‘how much’ therapy to provide. Her research also aims to understand ‘who’ benefits most from therapy. She was a member of the international Stroke Recovery and Rehabilitation Roundtables, which produced new global recovery science recommendations. Kate is currently a member of the Stroke Society of Australasia committee and co-chairs their Emerging Stroke Clinician and Scientist Special Interest Group. Kate is a guideline review member of the Stroke Foundation living guideline taskforce.

    Learn more about Kate’s research program and publications.