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The Science of Concussion

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Join Distinguished Professor Sir Richard Faull as he introduces special speakers Dr Josh McGeown and Dr Helen Murray. These amazing researchers are passionate about both sport and neuroscience. Join them as they discuss their fascinating research into head injury in contact sport, its consequences and ways to help prevent it.

Immediately following this event, from 7pm, we warmly invite our members and supporters to stay in attendance for our Annual General Meeting.  

This is the first time our AGM has been held in person since the disruptions of COVID-19.  Both the event and the AGM will be live streamed for members and supporters who are unable to join in person. 

You can visit our website to view our Annual Performance Report, which will be available from Monday 11 September.  

Agenda available here from Monday 4th September.

Register today for the event and RSVP for the AGM (members are eligible to vote). 

About the speakers: 

Dr Josh McGeown 

Dr Josh McGeown is a postdoctoral research fellow at Mātai Medical Research Institute , supported by a Neurological Foundation First Fellowship. His work focusses on understanding the consequences of mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) and identifying targets for better prevention, assessment, and rehabilitation. He has a diverse skillset, spanning from clinical experience to advanced statistical analysis, including machine learning.  

Dr Helen Murray 

Dr Helen Murray is a senior research fellow at the Centre for Brain Research, University of Auckland. Beyond her scientific pursuits, Helen has represented New Zealand in ice hockey, having captained the Ice Fernz from 2016 to 2020. Her research delves into the intricate relationship between repetitive head injuries and dementia, a topic intimately tied to her background as an athlete with extensive expertise in human neuropathology research. 

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