Western Australian Centre for Health and Ageing (WACHA)


Professor Graeme Hankey

Professor Graeme J Hankey, MBBS, MD, FRCP (Lond), FRCP (Edin), FRACP is a Consultant Neurologist and Head of the Stroke Unit at Royal Perth Hospital, Western Australia, and Clinical Professor, School of Medicine and Pharmacology, The University of Western Australia.

He received his undergraduate medical training at the University of Western Australia, and trained in neurology at the Royal Perth Hospital, Australia; Mayo Clinic, USA; and Western General Hospital, Edinburgh, UK.

Since 1992, he has held a full time hospital appointment as a consultant neurologist and tries to integrate clinical practice with clinical research.

His main research interests include epidemiological studies and clinical trials of treatment strategies for acute stroke and stroke prevention (such as the Perth Community Stroke Study, for which he is a co-principal investigator, and the VITAmins To Prevent Stroke [VITATOPS] trial, for which he is the principal investigator).

He is a member of numerous professional associations, including the Board of the World Stroke Organisation, Scientific Council of the American Stroke Association, and the Association of British Neurologists.

The author or co-author of nine books and 20 book chapters on stroke and clinical neurology, Professor Hankey received the 1997 Royal Society of Medicine Medical Book Award, Advanced Author Book category, for Stroke: A Practical Guide to Management (Blackwell Scientific Publications, Oxford). He also shares his literary expertise as associate editor of Stroke, editorial consultant at The Lancet, and member of the editorial boards of the Cochrane Stroke Review Group, Cerebrovascular Diseases, the International Journal of Stroke, Practical Neurology, Neuroepidemiology, International Review of Thrombosis, Australian Journal of General Practice, Cerebrovascular Disease Foreign Medical Sciences, and China Journal of Stroke.

Professor Hankey has contributed more than 330 articles to peer-reviewed medical journals and has given more than 350 invited presentations at international, national, and local scientific meetings. In 2006 he was awarded the Western Australian Premier's prize for achievement in science.