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.
Throughout May, we are running a Spinal Cord Research Hub (SCoRH) new membership giveaway, whereby new members – and existing members who refer a colleague – will go into the draw to win a place in an online research impact short course.
The goal of the Consumer Engagement Program is to generate better outcomes from research by involving consumers, and key to achieving this is establishing the Consumer Advisory Network (CAN).
The SRI is thrilled to announce Dr Gillean Hilton, researcher and occupational therapist, Austin Health, will be joining the organisation as an Ambassador.
Our work is only made possible due to the invaluable support of the following organisations