Although there is increasing evidence linking collision sport participation to chronic neurological conditions such as chronic traumatic encephalopathy, the potential impact of sub-concussive impact exposure on brain pathology is poorly understood. In partnership with amateur Australian football clubs, this study will attempt to provide new insights on the potential neuropathological consequences of sub-concussive impact exposure through analysis of head impact kinetics and novel blood tests.
Concussion, biomarker, mild traumatic brain injury, AFL, MRI, biomechanics, physiology, neuroscience, pathology
Masters by research
Alfred Centre, The Alfred Hospital