RECOVER Injury Research Centre

The University of Queensland, Motor Accident Insurance Commission

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Person in wheelchair beside road from RECOVER Injury Research Centre

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.

Website https://recover.centre.uq.edu.au/

Key science sectors

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

Number of research staff

20-100 research staff

Address

288 Herston Road, Level 7, Herston, 4006

Lead researchers

Achievements of the centre

  • [Developed the Clinical Prediction Rule for Whiplash Injury](http://www.necktest.com/Intro.html)
  • Most cited research on psychosocial determinants of problematic recovery following injury
  • [Pain Catastrophizing Scale (PCS) used in the assessment protocols of pain clinics and rehabilitation centres] (https://recover.centre.uq.edu.au/profile/461/michael-sullivan)

Organisation type

  • University Research Centre

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