Massive congratulations to iPASTAR’s PhD scholar Geraldine O’Callaghan who was was awarded the President’s prize at the Irish Gerontological Society Conference 2022 for Best Oral Presentation.

This research titled “Effectiveness of Interventions to Support the Transition Home after Acute Stroke: A Systermatic Review & Meta-Analysis” explores the available evidence in relation to supports provided at transitions of care for stroke patients and their families and caregivers. Her findings suggest little change in practice over the last 10 years and poor comparability between the current research. More interestingly, her review found poor adaption of core outcome sets in assessing the effectiveness of interventions, despite best guidelines recommendations.

Thank you to the Health Research Board, RCSI and the SPHeRE programme for their continued support in advancing stroke care research in Ireland.