Date published: 
19 June 2020
Media type: 
Media release
General public

The Morrison Government is investing over $5.7 million to further develop traumatic brain injury research, aimed at improving the lives of Australians who sustain brain injuries.

The Murdoch Children’s Research Institute will receive $1.9 million to explore the long term impact of concussion in children.

The research aims to build the evidence base to improve care and find new treatment methods for children with concussion. The implications of a concussion can be devastating for a child and their parents, but more research is needed to better understand and treat its consequences.

This project is one of three vital research efforts into traumatic brain injuries receiving a total of $5.7 million from the Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) over the next two years.

This funding is part of the Government’s MRFF Traumatic Brain Injury Mission, which is providing $50 million over 10 years for research aimed at improving the lives of people living with brain injuries.

The Government thanks the Traumatic Brain Injury Mission Expert Working Group for their advice for this grant round.

The Government’s MRFF is a $20 billion initiative, announced in 2015. The MRFF is a long-term investment supporting Australia’s best and brightest researchers.

Further information about the MRFF is available at




Murdoch Children’s Research Institute

Can predictive markers assist in early detection of children at risk for persisting symptoms and their response to prevention and intervention?


The University of Adelaide

Forecasting Impairment and Neurodegenerative Disease risk following Traumatic Brain Injury (FIND-TBI): A computational neurology-driven method to predict long-term prognosis


The University of Queensland

PREDICT-TBI - PREdiction and Diagnosis using Imaging and Clinical biomarkers Trial in Traumatic Brain Injury: the value of Magnetic Resonance Imaging


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