Our 'Amazing Brains: The remote revolution' virtual event took place on Thursday 27 May, 2021. It brought together our incredible supporters to celebrate progress and innovation in the latest stroke research. The event also raised awareness of how essential our supporters are in helping us to save research, so more people affected by stroke can rebuild their lives. This virtual event was part of our 'Save research. Rebuild lives.' campaign. Find out more about the campaign.

The event was kindly hosted by BBC sports presenter, Mike Bushell, and the presentations were delivered by four incredible speakers; Dr Graham McClelland, Dr Adrian Parry-Jones, Prof Jane Marshall and Prof Stephanie Wilson.

We also heard a very special talk between two inspiring stroke survivors; one of the faces of the 'Save research. Rebuild Lives' campaign, Ronnie Staton, and Olympic world champion, Michael Johnson.

The event was kindly sponsored by Visionable and Novacor. It is with their support that this event was made possible.

Full event coverage

You can now watch the recording of the full event:


Dr Graham McClelland, MCPara, Research Fellow, North East Ambulance Service.

With a specific focus on the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, Dr McClelland discussed how his research can improve the use of telemedicine by paramedics and stroke consultants, and the benefits this can have to stroke patients.

Find out more about Grahams' research.

Dr Adrian Parry-Jones, Consultant Vascular Neurologist at the Manchester Centre for Clinical Neurosciences.

Dr Parry-Jones focused on how his development and implementation of an app for healthcare professionals, used in the treatment of haemorrhagic stroke, can improve acute stroke care.

Find out more about Adrian's work on our website.

Professor Jane Marshall and Professor Stephanie Wilson at City, University of London.

Prof. Marshall and Prof. Wilson discussed how digital treatments and support for stroke survivors with aphasia can improve stroke rehabilitation, along with the benefits that research on this subject can have to stroke patients.

To find out more about EVA Park and other technologies for people with aphasia, please take a look at the following web pages:

EVA Park
Contact by email
You can also watch EVA Park's informative videos about A Virtual World for People with Aphasia and Online social support groups for people with aphasia.

CARA (City Access - Resources for Aphasia)

INCA Project (Inclusive Digital Content for People with Aphasia)
Contact by email

CommuniCATE Aphasia Clinic

Our Story: Michael Johnson and Ronnie Staton

Olympic world champion, Michael Johnson, and one of the faces of our 'Save research. Rebuild Lives' campaign, Ronnie Staton, came together to record a very special talk for this event. Michael and Ronnie both share a passion of running and fitness, and they are also both stroke survivors. In their conversation, they share their experiences of stroke.

Can I view previous Amazing Brains events?

Yes, you can! Materials are available from the last three years:


We rely on generous support from the public, charitable trusts and companies in everything we do to support people to rebuild their lives after stroke.

Many thanks to Visionable and Novacor for sponsoring Amazing Brains 2021.

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