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Geoffrey Cloud was appointed Director of Stroke Services at Alfred Health and adjunct Professor of Stroke Medicine at the Central Clinical School of Monash University, in July 2016. Prior to moving to Australia, he had been a full time Consultant Stroke Physician and Honorary Senior Lecturer working in the Department of Clinical Neurosciences at St George’s Hospital in London.


Since arriving in Australia, Professor Cloud has been helping develop stroke services at Alfred Health and sits on the Safer Care Victoria stroke INSIGHT and Re-perfusion committees. He is an elected committee member of the Stroke Society of Australasia and chairs the Australian Stroke Data (AuSDaT) monitoring committee and the Australian Stroke Registry (AuSCR) quality improvement committee.


Professor Cloud has been an investigator for more than 40 randomized controlled stroke trials. He collaborates closely with other Central Clinical School researchers Professors Natasha Lannin and Robert Medcalf. He is an outcome adjudicator for the ASPREE study and chairs the stroke adjudication committee for STAREE.


Outside of stroke service quality improvement, his published research interests include posterior circulation stroke, novel interventions for motor recovery after stroke and understanding the needs of stroke carers. Professor Cloud co-authored the Oxford University Press Handbook of Stroke Medicine; the second edition published in 2016.

Research area keywords

  • Stroke
  • Cerebrovascular Disorders


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