Regional voice joins Stroke Foundation Clinical Council

Stroke Foundation has welcomed a leading consultant neurologist as the newest member of its Clinical Council.

Associate Professor Martin Jude, based in regional New South Wales (NSW) city Wagga Wagga, has more than twenty-five years’ experience as a consultant neurologist. Since undertaking his neurology training at St Vincent’s and St George Hospitals, Professor Jude has played an integral role in enhancing clinical outcomes for regional stroke patients, ensuring they receive the best treatment and care possible.

Professor Jude currently works at UNSW Rural Clinical School where he educates undergraduate medical and physician trainees. He was instrumental in setting up Stroke Unit care in regional NSW and impressively, he was awarded an OAM in 2017 for his pioneering work.

Professor Jude said he was looking forward to providing a regional voice as a member of Stroke Foundation’s Clinical Council.

“Stroke Unit care in regional and rural settings has come a long way over the past decade. But there is still much work to be done to ensure everyone has access to the best stroke treatment and recovery pathways, and the latest research reflected in living clinical guidelines.

“It’s extremely important that when we are developing stroke services, or applying for Government funding, that we consider how this will benefit regional Australians, not just those living in metropolitan areas.

“I am proud to contribute my expertise to the Clinical Council, to help reduce the impact of stroke on the Australian community.”

Stroke Foundation’s Clinical Council comprises Australia’s leading clinicians, academics and researchers in the area of stroke. The Council guides Stroke Foundation in its clinical guidelines work, policy and education development, quality improvement initiatives and provides ongoing advice in response to emerging issues in stroke.

Stroke Foundation Chief Executive Officer Sharon McGowan congratulated Associate Professor Martin Jude on his recent appointment.

“The Clinical Council plays a crucial role in Stroke Foundation, ensuring we are up to date with the latest advancements in stroke research, treatment and care, so we can provide the best advice to the community and Governments,” Ms McGowan said.

“I very much look forward to working with Associate Professor Martin Jude, helping further Stroke Foundation’s mission to prevent, treat and beat stroke.”

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