Our research

To so many of us, research is important because it's about change.

We believe in the power of research to save lives, prevent stroke and ensure people make the best recovery they can.

Research funded by the Stroke Association has the ultimate aim of making stroke a preventable and treatable disease, and improving the quality of life for people affected by stroke.


Research news

Robots to help treat stroke patients

A major new national research programme using robot assisted training to help NHS stroke patients regain movement in their affected arm, has been officially launched in the North East.

North Tyneside General Hospital is one of the first in the country to house new, state-of-the-art stroke ‘rehabilitation robots’ from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). The hospital will lead the research programme in the North East, working with stroke patients from across Tyne and Wear.