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Professor Alexandra Sinclair

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Mental health sequalae after mild traumatic brain injury: evaluating mechanisms and predictive biomarkers


Each year, 1.4 million people attend emergency departments in England and Wales with a head injury. Mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) leads to disproportionate impact on health with 31% unable to work at 12 months. The mental health consequences are profound with 75% experiencing a mental health disorder within 5 years. Chronic post traumatic headache typical co-exists and compounds morbidity. Understanding the cause and identifying those most at risk is currently not possible and will be the focus for the PhD. This PhD will be embedded within an existing program of research (the mTBI:Predict Study) through the UK mTBI consortium. This support will maximise support, learning and feasibility to achieve meaningful research delivery.


Physical Health and Mental Health Multimorbidity


University of Birmingham