The Hunter Stroke Research Volunteer Register recruits a database of people who have had a stroke or TIA, living in the Hunter region, who are willing to be contacted to participate in research at a later date. The Register will be a centralised process for contacting people with stroke or TIA who would like to take part in research.

Where is the Register operating?

The Register will be operating within John Hunter Hospital Acute Stroke Ward, Rankin Park Rehabilitation Centre, Stroke/TIA clinic and the Community Stroke Team by:

  • A/Prof Coralie English, Priority Research Centre and University of Newcastle
  • A/Prof Rohan Walker, University of Newcastle
  • Prof Michael Nilsson, Hunter Medical Research Institute
  • A/Prof Michael Pollack, Hunter Stroke Service
  • Ms Monique Hourn, Hunter Stroke Service
  • Ms Gillian Mason, University of Newcastle 

Who can participate in the research?

People who have had a stroke or TIA who are willing to add their contact information to a Register, and are willing to be contacted about research at a later date. 

What would you be asked to do if you agree to participate?

If you agree to participate in this study, you will be asked to sign the Participant Consent Form.  You will then be asked to provide contact information for you, your carer (if you have one) and information about the date and type of TIA or stroke you suffered (bleed or blockage). 

Your contact details will then be added to the Register. The Register Coordinator may contact you at a later date if a suitable clinical trial for stroke arises that may be of interest for you. Until such a time, there is nothing else you need to do.