The Hopkins Centre: Research for Rehabilitation and Resilience is a joint initiative of Griffith University and the Division of Rehabilitation, Metro South Hospital and Health Service in partnership with the Motor Accident Insurance Commission, Synapse, Spinal Life Australia, and Health Consumers Queensland.
Our researchers focus on topics of relevance to people with brain injury, spinal cord injury, amputation, persistent pain and other chronic disabling conditions that have lifelong implications for individuals, their families and support services.
The Centre focuses on interdisciplinary applied research that examines rehabilitation practices, disability services and social support systems. It provides a vehicle for driving improvements in service delivery by facilitating research that is embedded in practice. We are ideally positioned at the interface of research, clinical practice and community, bringing together experienced rehabilitation practitioners, expert academic researchers, community practitioners, policymakers and consumers.
The approach and structure of the Centre enhances timely translation of knowledge into new ways of working and improved outcomes for people living with chronic disability and complex health conditions. By creating an environment that nurtures sustainable partnerships and respectful sharing of diverse knowledge, the Centre continually expands its potential and the impact of its research.