Research

The Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) Research Lab is an internationally recognized research lab that performs population-based epidemiological and smaller-scale, quantitative research. Our research addresses issues such as

  • Injury prevention
  • Health service utilization
  • Health service inequities among vulnerable populations, such as homeless and criminalized people and older adults
  • Work-related traumatic brain injury (TBI) and return to work afterwards
  • Girls and women with TBI
  • The role of sex/gender on outcomes of ABI/TBI for adults, youth and children

We use diverse and innovative knowledge translation strategies such as research-based theatre, mobile applications, animated short videos, webcasting, newsletters, and brochures to share our research with our stakeholders and the public.

 

Current Projects

Battered and brain injured: Identifying and supporting brain injured women survivors of intimate partner violence
Funded by: Women’s College Hospital

Toward developing an assistive technology framework for older adults with dementia: A user-centred design approach
Funded by: Canadian Institutes of Health Research, through the Canadian Consortium on Neurodegeneration in Aging (CCNA)

Traumatic brain injury in the workplace: Innovations for prevention
Funded by: Ontario Ministry of Labour

Gender, work and traumatic brain injury: Addressing the gap in occupational health & safety (OHS) research, policy and practice
CIHR Research Chair in Gender, Work and Health
Funded by: Canadian Institutes of Health Research Institute of Gender and Health