Skip links and keyboard navigation

Department of Environment and Science

Queensland Government

Science portfolio of the Department of Environment and Science

Department of Environment and Science

Queensland science capability directory

Back to directory

RECOVER Injury Research Centre - Gold Coast

Person in wheelchair beside road from RECOVER Injury Research Centre

Motor Accident Insurance Commission

RECOVER conducts research aimed at increasing our understanding of the physical and psychological consequences of injuries, especially those sustained in motor vehicle crashes. This research helps to develop more effective treatments to lessen the physical and psychological suffering that can arise following injury. Researchers at Recover are recognised internationally for their work on: the factors for delayed recovery; the development of treatments to manage complications arising from injury, and the development of accessible environments for individuals who remain disabled following an injury.


Key science sectors

Strengths and capabilities

  • Delayed recovery
  • Risk for prolonged disability
  • Psycho-social risk factors
  • Pathogenesis of whiplash
  • Mental health consequences of injury
  • Pain and disability
  • Accessible environments
  • Housing for individuals with disabilities
  • Trauma in children
  • Successful rehabilitation

Facilities and major equipment

  • Quantitative sensory testing equipment
  • Electromyography
  • Virtual reality of head movement
  • Housing design simulation

Number of research staff

20–100 research staff


Centre of Clinical Research Excellence in Road Traffic Injury Recovery, Griffith University, Gold Coast Campus, Gold Coast, 4222

Lead researchers

Achievements of the centre

Other centres in Queensland

Organisation type

  • University Research Centre

Help us improve this directory by taking a short survey. Take the survey (new window)

Register your centre

Register your centre to be listed in this directory.

Last updated:
6 September 2018