Who we are?

feiginThe New Zealand Stroke Education Trust is a charitable organisation based in New Zealand. The Trust was registered with the New Zealand Charities Commission (registration number CC47555) in 2012.

The founder and Managing Director of the Trust is Professor Valery Feigin, MD, PhD, FAAN. Valery is also the Director of the National Institute for Stroke and Applied Neurosciences at the Auckland University of Technology and Affiliate Professor of the Department of Global Health at the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at the University of Washington, as well as Honorary Professor at the Novosibirsk State Medical University, Russia. Professor Feigin’s prime research interest is in the epidemiology, prevention and management of stroke and traumatic brain injury. He has published over 600 research articles and his publications have been cited over 30,000 times. Professor Feigin is Editor-in-Chief of the journal Neuroepidemiology and is a member of the Editorial Boards of 10 international medical journals. He is also a Director on the Board of Directors of the World Stroke Organization, and WHO expert on stroke.

In 2014 and 2015, he was awarded the McDiarmid Medal of the Royal Society of New Zealand and World Stroke Organization President’s Award for “outstanding contribution to stroke research and prevention”.

Media appearance :

Interview with Professor Valery Feigin to the Stroke Alliance for Europe (SAFE)
The article about the Stroke Rehabilitation website on the Brain Research New Zealand website
Interview with Dr Ramesh Sahaphevan to the Western Victoria’s News (WIN News Ballarat)

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