Who we are

The Spinal Research Institute (SRI) is committed to improving the lives of people with spinal cord injuries. People with spinal cord injuries live with many challenges and secondary health complications, limiting their independence and quality of life. By building global collaboration in spinal cord research and clinical trials we aim to fast-track the translation of research outcomes into clinical health care practice sooner.

Our major project, the SCI Research Collaborations Project, is designed to assist the global spinal cord research field overcome the connectivity barriers to research collaboration. The project will achieve this by developing an innovative online platform where researchers, clinicians, consumers and funders can connect, engage, inform and collaborate. As well, the project will provide travel grants and present research collaboration workshops.

After a career in spinal cord care, Associate Professor, Doug Brown, founded the organisation with a vision to improve quality of life for those with spinal cord injuries by reducing the time it takes to translate research into practice. This vision drvies the work undertaken by the SRI.