Concussion: Nothing Hits Harder Than the Truth

It’s sparked a Hollywood blockbuster, forced a 22-year-old AFL star to retire from the Brisbane Lions, and will affect tens of millions of people this year alone.

But how much do you really know about the signs and causes of concussion?

This is your chance to hear more about the long-term effects, the role science has to play, and the latest research underway at the Queensland Brain Institute.

When Monday, 9 May
Time 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Venue The Edge, State Library of Queensland, South Brisbane
Arrangements Doors open at 6pm
Refreshments Light refreshments will be provided following the presentation
RSVP This is a free event. Please register to secure your seat.

Meet our speakers:


Dr Fatima Nasrallah is a neuroscientist specialising in brain imaging. She is a Senior Research Fellow in Traumatic Brain Injury at the Queensland Brain Institute at The University of Queensland.

Dr Nasrallah researches how head injury affects brain function, increases the risk of neurodegeneration and “fast-forwards” the onset of dementia. She has a particular interest in concussion, which affects 42 million people worldwide each year.  Her dream is to develop an early diagnostic test for concussion.

Dr Nasrallah graduated from the University of New South Wales in 2009 where she received a PhD in neurochemistry and metabolic resonance. As a research fellow, she joined the Singapore Bioimaging Consortium where she was the first to establish working models of functional MRI connectivity and electrophysiology in mice. In 2013, she was appointed as senior fellow at the Clinical Imaging Research Center in Singapore where she made her first foray into clinical brain research leading several clinical research studies on brain cancer, dementia, autism, stroke, and brain injury. She joined QBI in 2015.

David Croft is a former rugby union player who played openside flanker (Number 7) for the Queensland Reds, Melbourne Rebels (ARC) and Brothers. He also won 5 caps representing Australia and was included in the squad that took part in the 2003 Rugby World Cup.



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