National Institute of for Stroke and Applied Neurosciences
Professor of Neurology and Epidemiology, Valery Feigin is the Director of AUT’s National Institute for Stroke and Applied Neuroscience (NISAN). It is the only national research institute solely dedicated to studying the epidemiology and prevention of neurological disorders in New Zealand. These disorders affect one in five New Zealanders.
After graduating medicine from the State Medical School of Novosibirsk, Russia, his subsequent advanced training in neurology and clinical epidemiology research has taken him from Moscow to the Mayo Clinic in America and also Erasmus University in The Netherlands. Professor Feigin has been at AUT for over three years. His area of research expertise includes stroke, traumatic brain injury prevention, epidemiology and treatment/rehabilitation.