Speaker Spotlight – Dr Andrew Gardner – Concussion in Sport
Sports Medicine Australia with the support of the Tasmanian Government is proud to bring you this Concussion in Sport workshop presented by highly respected researcher from the University of Newcastle, Associate Professor Dr Andrew Gardner.
Associate Professor Andrew Gardner is a National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Early Career Fellow with the School of Medicine and Public Health at the University of Newcastle. In addition to this, he is an honorary Clinical Research Fellow with the Hunter New England Local Health District and Co-Director of their Sport Concussion Clinic.
Andrew Gardner is an Executive Committee Member of the Priority Research Centre for Stroke and Brain Injury and serves as a member of Rugby Australia’s Concussion Advisory Group. As well as this, he is a concussion consultant to Rugby Australia.
Renowned for his research in the field of concussion in sport, Andrew has emerged as a world leader over the past decade. He received first class honours in Psychology (University of New England) in 2005 and completed a Doctor of Psychology (Clinical Neuropsychology) degree at Macquarie University, Sydney, where he conducted research examining the acute and cumulative neuropsychological consequences of sports concussion in semi-professional rugby union players.
Andrew’s expertise has continued to directly inform policy and instruction in several leading Organisations, including the National Rugby League (NRL) and Australian Rugby Union (ARU) and Brain Injury Australia (BIA).
This educational face to face workshop is essential learning for sports medicine professionals, sports trainers, sporting officials, volunteers and parents with a particular emphasis on the community sport setting.