Dr Andrew Clarkson
Dr Clarkson has been blazing a neurological research trail since he was awarded the Neurological Foundation Philip Wrightson Postdoctoral Fellowship in 2006. This work took him offshore for a few years, to UCLA, before a Neurological Foundation Repatriation Fellowship returned him home to a senior research role at University of Otago in 2010. Dr Clarkson’s background is pharmacology and he moved into stroke recovery research following his PHD. Stroke is a major cause of serious adult disability in New Zealand and 75 percent of stroke victims are over 65. Dr Clarkson’s research is vital for our growing ageing population’s future brain health.