We conduct research in the following areas.
- Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
- Cognitive Neuroscience
The goals of NISAN and the themes of its research, are as follows:
- Advancing knowledge in the field of health and rehabilitation, through high quality innovative research into living with a neurological condition;
- Trials of management and rehabilitation interventions, to test affordable and widely applicable treatment strategies to inform recovery;
- Population health research (e.g., epidemiological studies) and systematic reviews, to inform future clinical trials;
- Fostering collaborative public health and rehabilitation research into prevention, restoration and adaptation associated with neurological illness and injury;
- Exploring the impact of neurological disease (including TBI) and impairment on people and their family/whanau, in relation to their ability to participate in activities and roles that are important to them;
- Encouraging students to undertake research in population/community health and rehabilitation;
- Promoting and disseminating findings of population health and neurorehabilitation research at a national and international level;
- Developing and promoting professional and public brain injury/neuroscience education, including development and implementation of Public Health curricula.