Research into Brain Injury
As an organisation, we strive to keep abreast of up-to-date information regarding service provision to people with acquired brain injury (ABI), so that evidence-based practice can be implemented across all our services. We also maintain a list of general resources for academic reference which is available through our online CiteULike library at http://www.citeulike.org/user/headwayireland
Also, the research feed from brainline.org (see right) has an up to date feed of all the latest studies.
Research Projects at Headway
We also aim to contribute to the existing knowledge base around ABI ourselves. For this purpose, we undertake a number of research projects each year, with the aim of publishing our findings in relevant scientific journals, as well as using the results to further improve and develop our services.
Proposals for such research projects are first submitted to our Research Ethics Committee, and following approval, volunteers are invited to take part in the study wherever relevant. Our research projects employ a range of methods, depending on the issue under investigation, such as client interviews, questionnaire information, neuropsychological data, EEG and other physiological measures. Examples of previous and currently ongoing projects can be found here.