Sarah Shellabear Stroke Fund

In 2019, Sarah Shellabear suffered a stroke and passed away without saying goodbye to her 3 daughters, 4 grandchildren, her husband of 35 years and her many friends. She was only 61. With the best years of her life ahead of her she had suffered a premature death from Stroke, the silent killer. What we have learned from Prof Graeme Hankey is that Stroke is 90% preventable therefore our family have established the Sarah Shellabear Stroke Fund to raise money for Research and Education by creating the first Chair of Stroke Medicine in Western Australia in association with the Perron Institute and the University of Western Australia.

Your support for this cause would be really appreciated so that Sarah’s life and so many others like her are not wasted and that there is a lasting legacy for future generations, for the benefit of all families.

Donations can be directed to:

  • Direct Deposit: Perron Institute
    • BSB: 036-022
    • Account: 521450
      Sarah Shellabear Incubator Fund for Stroke Research
  • If you would like to discuss a significant donation, or for more information, please contact us.


Perron Institute Chair in Stroke Research

Professor Graeme Hankey, Perron Institute Chair in Stroke Research at UWA
Professor Graeme Hankey has been appointed the inaugural Perron Institute Chair in Stroke Research at The University of Western Australia (UWA), a vital step towards establishing a Stroke Centre of Excellence, starting January 2023.

Clinical Professor David Blacker, Perron Institute Medical Director, Consultant Neurologist/Stroke Specialist
Clinical Professor David Blacker is Perron Institute’s Medical Director, and he is pleased to assist his long-term colleague Graeme Hankey to build a Stroke Centre of Excellence.