RECOVER Injury Research Centre

The University of Queensland, Motor Accident Insurance Commission

RECOVER conducts research aimed at increasing our understanding of the physical and psychological consequences of injuries, especially those sustained in motor vehicle crashes. This research helps 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: the factors for delayed recovery; the development of treatments to manage complications arising from injury, and the development of accessible environments for individuals who remain disabled following an injury.

Organisation type
  • University Research Centre
Number of research staff

20-100 research staff


288 Herston Road, Level 7, Herston QLD 4006

Strengths and capabilities

  • Delayed recovery
  • Risk for prolonged disability
  • Psycho-social risk factors
  • Pathogenesis of whiplash
  • Mental health consequences of injury
  • Pain and disability
  • Accessible environments
  • Housing for individuals with disabilities
  • Trauma in children
  • Successful rehabilitation

Facilities and major equipment

  • Quantitative sensory testing equipment
  • Electromyography
  • Virtual reality of head movement
  • Housing design simulation

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