A/Prof Clissold is a clinical and research neurologist. He is Head of inpatient / stroke services at Barwon Health, participates actively in hyperacute stroke management at Monash Health and practices at University Hospital Geelong. He has researched stroke epidemiology and modelling of stroke care.He contributes to the Australian Stroke Clinical Registry (AuSCR) and is a member of the Australasian Stroke Clinical Registry Task Group. He holds a position as adjunct senior lecturer at Monash University in the Stroke and Ageing Research group.He is undertaking a doctorate at Monash University through the Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine in relation to patterns of stroke admissions in Victoria using data linkage methods. He is an executive member of the Australasian Stroke Trials Network and Stroke Society of Australasia.He is an active participant in the Victorian Stroke Telemedicine Service. He was recently awarded the role of clinical lead of the stroke clinical network, Safer Care Victoria.