The Spinal Research Institute is dedicated to improving the lives of people with spinal cord injuries.
People with spinal cord injury face many challenging secondary health complications that diminish quality of life and capacity for independence. By building global collaboration in spinal cord research and clinical trials we aim to reduce the length of time it takes to achieve significant and translatable research outcomes.
Living with a spinal cord injury is much more than being paralysed
People with spinal cord injury face many challenging secondary health complications that diminish quality of life and capacity for independence.
Secondary health implications may include:
Social marginalisation may include:
Spinal cord injury is damage to the spinal cord that causes a temporary or permanent change in function.
In most cases, paralysis is caused by acute damage to the spinal cord following a traumatic injury. Nerve fibres are disrupted and nerve cells at, and around, the site of injury are destroyed.
An injury of the spinal cord not only impacts the ability to move your limbs; the damage also causes a large number of secondary health complications.
In the lead up to International Women’s Day on Monday 8 March 2021, we are celebrating the some of the remarkable women who are involved with the Spinal Research Institute.
Deirdre Mori, Dr Yumna Albertus, Angie Dickschen, Ingrid Kouwijzer and Maya Dove share their stories and reflect on the women they admire.
The SRI is proud to announce, the Executive Director and co-Founder, A/Prof Doug Brown was made a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) in the Australia Day 2021 Honours List, for his significant service to medicine, particularly spinal cord injury.
The Spinal Research Institute (SRI) is pleased to launch the SRI Mentor Program 2021.
This opportunity is open to all Early Career Researchers (ECRs) from around the world currently working in the field of spinal cord injury (SCI) research and registered on the Spinal Cord Research Hub (SCoRH).
Our work is only made possible due to the invaluable support of the following organisations