The vision is to provide state-of-the-art care for the treatment and rehabilitation of acute traumatic injury, from the time of the accident through to optimal recovery.

The Neurotrauma Stream specifically addresses the area of trauma where damage to the brain or spinal cord has occurred. These complex injuries have a significant life impact, requiring costly interventions and significant clinical input at all stages of injury and recovery. The group’s research in this area focuses in particular on early interventions that help maximise neural tissue preservation, and thus patient recovery following either traumatic brain injury (TBI) or spinal cord injury (SCI). The group are also interested in how injury to the brain or spinal cord changes the way our bodies function, and how this in turn may influence patient treatment and recovery.

Understanding neurological trauma through basic and clinical research, data capture and clinical trials allows this Stream to work towards better patient management and new treatments to optimise recovery and rehabilitation.

Stream Leader

Dr Marc Ruitenberg

SpinalCure Australia Research Fellow
Senior Lecturer in the School of Biomedical Sciences, the University of Queensland

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