THC Researcher awarded GU New Researcher Grant for study in social and emotional wellbeing
Congratulations to Dr Courtney Wright, Research Fellow with The Hopkins Centre, awarded the Griffith University New Researcher Grant for, 'Exploring social and emotional wellbeing among Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander adults with brain injury'.
The research team is led by Dr Courtney Wright and investigators A/Prof Clare Townsend and A/Prof Jennifer Cullen from Affiliate Partner Synapse and Prof Elizabeth Kendall from The Hopkins Centre.
Social and emotional wellbeing (SEWB) is a primary foundation for addressing health disparity among Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, particularly individuals disadvantaged by brain injury. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people are disproportionately represented among individuals with brain injury, but little is known about their SEWB. Thus, evidence-based services are currently not being delivered to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people with brain injury, resulting in further disadvantage. This pilot research aims to explore SEWB following brain injury among Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander adults. The findings will contribute to future evidence-based interventions to improve SEWB and address disparities, particularly for people disadvantaged by brain injury.
Learn more about Affiliate Partner Synapse reconnecting lives for those impacted by brain injury and engaging in research and development at https://synapse.org.au/support-services/research-and-development.aspx
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