Professor Valery Feigin, a member of Ageing Well’s Scientific Leadership Team, has recently been awarded a Health Research Council (HRC) established researcher award as part of its 25th anniversary celebrations. The award recognised his outstanding contribution to understanding stoke and traumatic brain injury.

Professor Feigin has been involved in 16 HRC studies since 2000, leading four projects and also the influential programme the Auckland Regional Community Stroke study.

Valery and his team were pioneers in exposing differences in stroke trends between developing and developed countries, the increased burden of stroke worldwide, and the impact of air pollution.

You can read more about recent findings in Professor Feigin and colleagues’ article in Nature Reviews Neurology, July 2016:

Prevention of stroke: a strategic global imperative

Read more about Professor Feigin’s Ageing Well research and bio:

Ageing Well’s stroke prevention research

Ageing Well Science Leadership Team bios