Living with Brain or Spinal Cord Injury

Traumatic injury (including Acquired Brain Injury and Spinal Cord Injury) can forever change the life of an injured individual, their loved ones, their carers, and their community. ISCRR researchers are constantly looking for new ways to minimise this impact.

Consequences of Spinal Cord and Brain Injury

Neurotrauma (Spinal Cord Injury or Acquired Brain Injury) can impact on a person's lifelong health and wellbeing. ISCRR research teams are dedicated to reducing this impact by identifying evidence-based solutions that can be applied either during the acute care stage, or as part of ongoing injury management.

Rehabilitation Interventions

Effective rehabilitation after neurotrauma (Spinal Cord or Brain Injury) can greatly bolster an injured individual's independence, improving their quality of life or reducing the cost of accommodation or attendant care services. ISCRR researchers have developed and/or assessed a range of interventions designed to achieve this.

Accommodation and Community Living

Experiences of lifetime, supported accommodation can vary significantly based on a range of factors. ISCRR researchers study these factors to identify international best practise in this area and how it can be effectively delivered to injured people in Victoria.

Disability Support Services

After neurotrauma (Spinal Cord Injury or Acquired Brain Injury), injured individuals rely on a wide network of care providers to maintain their health, wellbeing and quality of life. ISCRR research looks at these relationships and processes to assess whether they can be improved to benefit injured individuals, their families and the Victorian community.

Assistive Technology

Technology is advancing at a rapid rate. Have we fully explored its potential to improve the daily lives of people with disabilities? ISCRR researchers are continuously investigating the new possibilities offered by technology, and how it can help injured individuals, their families, carers, and the community. 

Community Integration

Research has shown that effective integration into the broader community can have a significant impact on the quality of life outcomes experienced by individuals after neurotrauma (Spinal Cord Injury or Acquired Brain Injury). ISCRR helps to facilitate this process by conducting research in this field.