Brain Injury and Rehabilitation

Program Lead

Prof Jennie Ponsford

T: +61 3 9905 1552

Program Deputy Lead

Dr Catherine Willmott

T: +61 3 9902 4480

We conduct ethical, innovative and internationally competitive research investigating outcomes and the effectiveness of intervention programs for individuals with brain injury or other injury sustained as a result of trauma.

We do this in part through the Monash-Epworth Rehabilitation Research Centre (MERRC), aiming of maximising functional, psychological and social outcomes.

MERRC aims to:

  • Develop its trauma and brain injury rehabilitation research programmes in a clinical context
  • Identify factors associated with outcome following brain injury and trauma
  • Developing and evaluating innovative interventions for key impediments to better outcomes following brain injury and trauma
  • Translate outcomes from the research into  more effective rehabilitation of individuals with brain injury and trauma,   with the ultimate aim of maximising their quality of life
  • Training, within a stimulating,  collaborative and supportive environment, the next generation of scientist   practitioners to develop and implement evidence-based neuropsychological  assessment and treatment for brain injury
  • Develop collaborations within the university, Epworth hospital and the wider research and clinical  community, locally, nationally and internationally
  • Support its research activities through competitive grant funding
  • Publish findings in internationally reputable journals
  • Disseminate findings widely through conference presentations