NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence in Brain Recovery
Centre Director: Professor Skye McDonald
Severe Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) will surpass many diseases as the major cause of death and disability in the Western world by 2020.The Moving Ahead Centre of Research Excellence (CRE) in Brain Recovery is the first centre worldwide to take a multidisciplinary, multisite approach to addressing the psychosocial rehabilitation of individuals following TBI.
Moving Ahead brings together key experts from a range of partner universities, hospitals and research institutes in Australia and overseas to address what is a growing problem. The physical, cognitive and emotional impairments that result from TBI can have a profound effect on an individual's quality of life. Severe TBI is associated with fewer employment opportunities, greater risk of depression, family stress, deteriorating relationships, and social isolation. While psychosocial remediation is essential, evidence for existing remediation techniques is limited. Moving Ahead aims to improve outcomes for those with a traumatic brain injury by developing empirically-supported treatments, addressing deficits in social skills, communication, mood, fatigue, self-awareness and self-regulation.
Watch this video to find out more about the Moving Ahead Centre of Research Excellence in Brain Recovery and our team.