Mild traumatic brain injury
Dr Jacqueline Anderson leads a multidisciplinary, cross-institutional research team investigating the causes of poor long-term outcomes after mTBI.
Together with colleagues from the Monash Alfred Psychiatry Research Centre (Dr Jerome Maller and Professor Paul Fitzgerald), The University of Melbourne (Dr Luke Smillie) and the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute (Dr Marc Seal), Dr Anderson is examining the pathological, cognitive, psychological and physical factors that contribute to poor long-term outcomes after mTBI.
New cognitive tools that are sensitive to subtle mTBI pathology are being used together with cutting-edge neuroimaging technology and these measures are embedded in a broader examination of a range of psychological, psychiatric and physical factors (e.g. mood, pain, fatigue, coping style) that are known to increase the risk of poor long-term outcomes after mTBI.