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Our Mission

RECOVER Injury Research Centre is a joint initiative of the Queensland Motor Accident Insurance Commission (MAIC) and The University of Queensland. Recover is a leading research centre based in Queensland, Australia. There are currently 25 researchers employed or affiliated with Recover.


The mission of RECOVER is to produce breakthrough research, which leads to better outcomes after injury, especially when caused by road traffic crashes.


Debilitating injuries can be the result of many different types of incidents including falls, sports or recreational accidents, violence, work-related incidents or road traffic crashes. While most injuries resolve without complication, some injuries do not resolve in a timely fashion, and these can have profound and lasting effects on individuals’ lives. Spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, multiple trauma, whiplash and post-traumatic stress disorder are some of the life disrupting conditions faced by people after injury.


It is only through ongoing research that it will be possible to develop more effective treatments to lessen the physical and psychological suffering that can arise following injury.