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Neural Injury

Injury is the leading cause of death for people under 45 years of age. Injuries to the nervous system, such as brain and spinal cord injuries, are particularly devastating - often leading to lifelong disability.

These injuries affect the remaining undamaged nervous system so that even finding how best to make damaged cells regenerate may not be successful in producing functional recovery. Peripheral nerve injury may also lead to chronic "neuropathic" pain which does not respond to current treatments.

Our research includes a range of studies from basic research into the mechanisms of injury, to developing improved treatments for injured people and to developing strategies to prevent injuries.

Bilston Group

We are interested in how the soft tissues of the body respond to and are influenced by mechanical loading.

Birznieks Group

Our senses define our existence and determine how we perceive the world in which we live.

Brown Group

Injury is a leading cause of death and disability in all developed nations and road traffic crashes in particular are a major cause of head and spinal injury.

Eckert Group

Sleep is controlled by the brain and is essential for human life. Impaired sleep can adversely affect every organ in the body.

Macefield Group

Our human neurophysiology group uses invasive and non-invasive means to assess how the nervous system operates in health and disease.

McAuley Group

The brain produces pain; it is the result of an interaction between information from our senses with our beliefs, memories and feelings.