Anne Hamilton Bruce
Anne Hamilton Bruce
Anne is a Principal Medical Scientist, Director of the Stroke Research Programme and Co-Lead, Research and Education, Neurology at the Central Adelaide Local Health Network. She is an affiliate Associate Professor at the Adelaide Medical School, University of Adelaide and a Principal Research Fellow and Stroke Research Programme Group Leader at the South Australian Medical Research Institute.
With a neuroscience, management and legal studies background, Anne undertakes and supervises stroke-related research, focusing on translational research. Anne has been a member of the Stroke SA Board of Governors since 2010 (now THRFG Stroke Advisory Board) and has served as the Chair since 2015.
Simon has a background in law and mediation and while now retired, he continues to provide honorary mentoring on behalf of the Business Council of Cooperatives and Mutuals. Simon has been on the Stroke SA Board of Governors since 2014 (now THRFG Stroke Advisory Board) and has served as the Deputy Chair since 2014.
Karyn spent the first 12 years of her career working as a nurse followed by 16 years as a financial planner and business owner. Now, she volunteers on the stroke ward at Flinders Medical Centre and conducts a monthly speaking engagement to new stroke survivors and their carers at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital on behalf of THRFG Stroke.
Karyn has been a member of the Adelaide Hills Kiwanis club since 2011, serving as President for three years and has been a member of the Stroke SA Board of Governors since 2019 (now THRFG Stroke Advisory Board).
Christine is a registered nurse currently employed as Nurse Educator at Torrens University with vast experience in medical research, clinical trial coordination and as a nurse educator both locally and overseas.
Christine is a Board Member of the Calvary Wakefield Ethics Committee and has been on the Stroke SA Board of Governors since 2016 (now THRFG Stroke Advisory Board).
In 2013 Viv survived a moderate Idiopathic Ischaemic Stroke, leaving her unable to walk or talk. She is now a committed volunteer at Flinders Medical Centre and is the coordinator for their Stroke Survivors Group.
Viv joined the Stroke SA Board of Governors in 2018 (now THRFG Stroke Advisory Board).
After suffering a stroke in 2013 at the age of 38, Saran Chamberlain became a passionate advocate for Australian stroke survivors. Before the stroke, Saran was managing an international software company, travelling once a month and loving her life.
Saran is now involved in several research projects using her lived experience to improve the lives of survivors of trauma. She is also a member of the Stroke Foundation’s Consumer Council and the Stroke Community of Practice in South Australia.
Beyond these roles, Saran is involved in many advocacy activities as well as support coordination for people touched by stroke.
Through her own experience, Saran knows the journey can be long and isolating. She strives for increased awareness for young stroke survivors and envisions a world where survivors can heal under the care of informed and understanding support networks.
Paul is a stroke Survivor since 2018. He is involved in volunteering at the stroke ward at the Hampstead Rehab Centre. He also helps facilitate the monthly men’s stroke group.
Paul joined The Board of Governors when Stroke SA merged with The Hospital Research Foundation Group.