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Our Mission

Debilitating injuries can be the result of road traffic crashes, falls, sports or recreation, or work-related incidents. 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.


Recover is a leading injury research centre in Australia. There are currently over 25 researchers employed or affiliated with the centre. The mission of Recover is to conduct research aimed at increasing our understanding of the physical and psychological consequences of injuries, especially those sustained in motor vehicle crashes. 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.


Researchers at Recover are recognised internationally for their work on:

a) factors for delayed recovery,

b) the development of treatments to manage complications arising from injury, and

c) the development of accessible environments for individuals who remain disabled following an injury.


This site was developed to provide information about the consequences of injury, and the treatments and resources that are available to people still suffering from the consequences of debilitating injury. This site also profiles many of the studies that have been conducted by researchers at Recover.