The Neurotrauma Research Program is bringing neuroscientists, neurosurgeons and clinicians together in collaborative research programs that are improving the lives of people affected by brain and spinal cord injury in Western Australia.
Opportunities and incentives are available to maintain Western Australia as a significant contributor to global neurotrauma research.
The NRP’s mission is to support projects that help the community to avoid trauma to the nervous system, explore mechanisms to minimise nerve damage and therapies to restore normal neural function. The ultimate goal is to ensure that nobody has to live with permanent disability from spinal cord injury or traumatic brain injury.
In February 2018, the NRP relocated to the Perron Institute for Neurological and Translational Science. The Perron Institute’s research focus on neural disorders aligns strongly with the NRP’s mission of supporting projects that study ways to avoid nervous system (brain and spinal) trauma; explore mechanisms to minimise nerve damage; and develop therapies to restore normal neural function.