Anne Abbott

Assoc Professor

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A/Prof Anne Abbott is a neurologist from the Central Clinical School at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia. She has been at the forefront of medical research regarding how to best prevent stroke, particularly associated with carotid arterial disease.

Her work is having a significant impact in updating international stroke guidelines, policy and practice for improved patient outcomes. She started a group of international experts, called FACTCATS to assist her (see

A/Prof Anne Abbott’s next objective is to publish the world's first 'evidence-true' guideline on carotid arterial disease management and create ‘Brainy Medicine’, a way to integrate medical research with routine patient care.

Education/Academic qualification

Stroke Prevention, PhD, The University of Melbourne

External positions

Neurologist, Knox Private Hospital


  • stroke
  • prevention
  • carotid stenosis
  • carotid endarterectomy
  • carotid stenting
  • public health
  • registries

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Projects 2014 2020

Research Output 1998 2019

Asymptomatic Carotid Stenosis Is Associated With Circadian and Other Variability in Embolus Detection

Abbott, A. L., Merican, J. S., Pearce, D. C., Juric, A., Worsnop, C. J., Foster, E. C. & Chambers, B., 16 Apr 2019, In : Frontiers in Neurology. 10, 12 p., 332.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access

Carotid artery stenosis in women

McArdle, M. J., Abbott, A. L. & Krajcer, Z., 1 Aug 2018, 8th Annual Women's Heart & Vascular Symposium: Emerging Strategies to Impact Women's Health and Longevity. 4 ed. Texas Heart Institute Journal, Vol. 45. p. 243-245 3 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference PaperOtherpeer-review

Open Access

Optimizing the definitions of stroke, transient ischemic attack, and infarction for research and application in clinical practice

Abbott, A. L., Silvestrini, M., Topakian, R., Golledge, J., Brunser, A. M., de Borst, G. J., Harbaugh, R. E., Doubal, F. N., Rundek, T., Thapar, A., Davies, A. H., Kam, A. & Wardlaw, J. M., 18 Oct 2017, In : Frontiers in Neurology. 8, OCT, 14 p., 537.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access

Are We Ready for Routine ‘Subclinical’ Atherosclerosis Screening? Not Yet…

Abbott, A. L., 1 Sep 2016, In : European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery. 52, 3, p. 313-316 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorialOtherpeer-review