Brain Injury Research
The Brain Injury program is a nascent program centred on sport-related concussions. Concussion has formally been considered a functional injury rather than involving structural brain changes. Whilst most athletes recover quickly, there are concerns regarding potential long-term consequences of multiple concussions during a career in collision sports.
The Brain Injury program spans research in acute diagnosis, assessment, and management as well as examining the longer-term issues of repeated concussions in older or retired athletes. This research aims to increase understanding of the impact of these injuries, and inform the management of athletes to ensure their short- and long-term welfare.