Dr Carli Roulston
Dr Roulston commenced research in stroke during her PhD studies at Monash University in 2000 with Professor Bevyn Jarrott. In July 2001,
she was recruited to the Howard Florey Institute with funding from Neuroscience Victoria to establish stroke models for assessing novel
flavonoid compounds for neuroprotection (now NeuProtect). In 2009, she was appointed Team Leader of Stroke at the O’Brien Institute
for Tissue Engineering; where she investigated the role of angiogenesis in stem cell transplant for brain repair (NHMRC #628767). In
2013, she relocated to the Department of Medicine, University of Melbourne, as Team Leader of Neurotrauma Research. Current projects
include; investigating drug treatments that target the neurovascular unit after stroke; and the use of implantable electrodes to monitor
and map brain recovery during electrical stimulation in collaboration with the Bionics Institute.
Caleb's interest in telling stories developed after he joined his local junior theatre society and directed his High School musical when
he was 14 years old. In 2008, Caleb was a cast member of the Australian production of Altar Boyz, and later that year he survived a
major stroke. During his rehabilitation, Caleb assisted on 'The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee' for Doorstep Ensemble, 'Becky
Shaw' for Echelon Productions, 'Prodigal' for Bryant and Frank productions and 'Next to Normal' for the Melbourne Theatre Company.
Most recently, Caleb has leveraged his storytelling experience and founded the social enterprise, Genyus Network - a global story sharing
platform for trauma survivors.
Bob is a retired Senior Australian Army Officer and Civil Engineer who for seven years was also CEO of an Aged Care organisation. For many
years, he has served on Community Boards and is a former President of Engineers Australia (Victoria Branch). He is a Rotarian with
the Rotary Club of Kew and is a former District Director of Vocational Service and Assistant Governor in Rotary District 9800. In 2015,
he received a District 9800 PHF for his Life After Stroke program and a RI President Vocational Leadership Award for this and other
Rotary vocational programs he has initiated.
Bob has a driving interest in mentoring and the use of networks to find solutions to difficulties faced by many Stroke Survivors and Carers
seeking to reclaim their previous life. Bob's wife, Ruth, had a stroke in 2006 and they found the process for stroke rehabilitation
far from satisfactory. Based on this experience, Bob has initiated a Rotary mentoring program that through the Stroke Association of
Victoria is being developed to engage the Rotary network and individual contacts and influence, to assist
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