Mission for Traumatic Brain Injury

In 2018, Traumatic Brain Injury researchers, clinical experts and major advocacy groups from across Australia united to develop a national plan to improve the lives of all patients following a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI).

In recognition of the value of the national initiative, in March 2019 funding of $50 million over 10 years was announced by the Federal Government for the creation of a Mission for TBI.

This Mission forms part of the Medical Research Future Fund – a $20 billion Federal Government initiative that supports Australian health and medical research.

The Mission is a major outcome for patients, clinicians and researchers alike. Mission for TBI research will seek to personalise care after TBI, improve the lives of people with TBI by using better interventions and identify how to reduce barriers to support people to live their best possible life after TBI.

A Mission for TBI Expert Working Group has provided strategic advice to the Federal Health Minister to guide the research investment. Connectivity CEO Professor Melinda Fitzgerald is Chair and Board Member Emeritus Professor Robert Vink AM is Co-Deputy Chair of this Traumatic Brain Injury Expert Working Group.

Connectivity’s work connects researchers with people with TBI, supporting the national Mission for TBI by amplifying and implementing its findings, for the benefit of all Australians.

Current funding grants for the Mission for Traumatic Brain Injury have just been awarded.

Congratulations to Professor Melinda Fitzgerald for her successful grant application. Prof Fitzgerald will lead a large national team of 50 CI’s to develop an informatics approach to predict outcomes and monitor intervention efficacy following moderate to severe traumatic brain injury. Read more about it here.

To view all other MRFF Mission for Traumatic Brain Injury grant recipients click here.