The Priority Research Centre for Stroke and Brain Injury includes researchers spanning multiple disciplines and faculties, and a strong partnership with the health service to integrate research culture directly into clinical application. The Centre’s focus is on research translation to improve outcomes for patients with stroke and brain injury, locally, nationally and internationally.
Stroke is the leading cause of long-term disability and second leading cause of death globally. Brain injury (BI) ranks second only to stroke in disability adjusted life years lost. The Priority Research Centre for Stroke and Brain Injury (PRC-SBI) brings internationally recognised achievements in discovery and translation to the University. The key staff delivered >$40 million in research funding over the past decade and were key contributors to the ERA 5 ranking in neuroscience in 2012.
This success is underpinned by four of these staff carrying national competitive research fellowships and a fifth providing key research leadership linking the LHD and University via HMRI. More focussed development and support for stroke and BI will provide the University with the ability to strengthen its neuroscience platform internally, to externally profile Australia’s strongest interdisciplinary translational research group, and return to the University rapidly growing grant and publication performance and world-class global networks.