Inaugural lecture by Professor Suzanne Barker-Collo: Stroke and traumatic brain injury in New Zealand - findings from two incidence and outcome studies Event as iCalendar


09 February 2018


Venue: Lecture theatre SLT1,

Location: Ground Floor, Building 303, City Campus, 38 Princes Street

Host: School of Psychology

Cost: Free

Refreshments will be served before the lecture at 11.15am prior to the lecture by the Level 2 Reception, Building 302.


Stroke and traumatic brain injury (TBI) are two of the leading causes of adult death and disability worldwide; leading to difficulties in activities of daily living and wider functional outcomes such as quality of life.

The costs to the health system are also significant. 

Professor Suzanne Barker-Collo will present on two major epidemiological and outcomes studies conducted in New Zealand; the Brain Injury Outcomes in the New Zealand Community (BIONIC) study and the fourth round of the Auckland Regional Community Outcomes of Stroke (ARCOS-IV).  


Professor Suzanne Barker-Collo, School of Psychology
Professor Suzanne Barker-Collo


Methodologies of the two studies will be reviewed in parallel as will the major outcomes in terms of incidence by age, gender and ethnicity. 

Additional outcomes of interest will be examined across the two studies, including mood outcomes and neuropsychological functioning across the first year after injury. 

Presentation of the findings in parallel will highlight similarities and differences between the diagnostic groups which have implications for efforts at both prevention and treatment. 


MRI image of a brain