ECU Spinal Cord Injury Research Study

Looking for participants!

We are looking for people (18 – 70 years of age) who suffered a spinal cord injury at a cervical level at least 1 year ago to take part in a research project, funded by NRP. We use non-invasive brain stimulation (rTMS) to try and enhance the efficacy of residual connections between the brain and arm. The effect of rTMS will be measured with neurophysiological and behavioural measures including motor control and sensory measures. Participants will be asked to visit ECU Joondalup seven times. In order to participate in this study, you will have to have a residual upper limb motor deficit with muscle weakness and no joint-related limitations of passive range of movement of the upper extremities.

If you are interested and would like more information, then please contact Dr. Onno van der Groen via email o.vandergroen@ecu.edu.au or phone 08 6304 3644.

NRP Grants Awarded

The NRP/Insurance Commission funded grants from the February 2021 round have now been awarded, for neurotrauma research to be undertaken across 2021-2022.

The successful projects were:

Bartlett D/ Cruickshank T, Blacker D, Durham M, Stanley M, Lo J, Walsh J, Richardson C, Turner M
The effectiveness of a 12-week remote-delivered green-blue light therapy intervention on daytime sleepiness, fatigue, work productivity and quality of life outcomes in individuals following traumatic brain injury

Becerra R, Pestell C, Weinborn M, Gross J, Pepping N, Rushworth N, Durham M
Pilot study of a group therapy program for individuals with emotion dysregulation after an acquired brain injury

Congratulations to the successful applicants!

And thank you to everyone who applied. De-identified reviewer feedback has been provided to the research applicants and we hope this will be helpful when submitting applications in future rounds.

The Insurance Commission of Western Australia  supports this research to find innovative rehabilitation and care solutions for individuals living with neurotrauma injuries caused from vehicle and workplace accidents.  The Insurance Commission’s overall aim is to increase the independence of its claimants, reduce care costs, and keep insurance premiums affordable.

And finally, thank you to our team of peer reviewers, whose generous assistance in this process is invaluable.

Best of luck to all of our neurotrauma researchers!

Grant Outcomes

Visit the ICWA sponsored grants and the recent DoH sponsored grants pages to find out more.

Link to our host Perron Institute

Perron Institute for Neurological and Translational Science has generously hosted administration of the NRP since February 2018. Perron Institute’s research focuses on neurological disorders and diseases and closely aligns with the goals and objectives of NRP.

If you would like to know more about Perron Institute please click on the link below.

www.perroninstitute.org

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