The Neurotrauma Research Program was first established in 1998 to look for effective treatments to improve the outlook for people in Western Australia with acquired brain and spinal cord injuries.
Associate Professor Stuart Hodgetts investigates
Since 1998 the NRP has secured funding from the Road Safety Council’s Road Trauma Trust Fund, the Department of Health, the Insurance Commission of Western Australia, and donations from private sponsors. Over $15 million has been awarded to Western Australian researchers in competitive grants that are evaluated by external expert scientific review.
Significant advances have been made in understanding the mechanisms of nerve damage, and the translation of basic research to clinical trials is now benefiting patients in Western Australia.
The NRP hopes to continue to assist researchers with their vital work in the long term with the vision that a permanent Neurotrauma Research Centre of International standing will evolve, making it possible for Western Australia to retain its position at the forefront of this exciting and rapidly progressing sphere of science and technology.