ABI Communication Lab at the 8th National Brain Injury Conference

August 2022

Watch our presentations from the conference to hear the latest research

We really enjoyed being part of the Brain Injury Conference at the end of June this year. Some of our presentations are now available to watch on the Brain Injury Australia’s YouTube channel here.

We’re already looking forward to the next conference, which will be held in Adelaide in 2024!

The Social Brain Toolkit – Online Launch Event

July 2022

Free resources are now available

We would like to invite you to an online information event on Friday 22nd July 11am-12pm AEST.

The Social Brain Toolkit project has been a collaboration over 2019-2022 between the University of Sydney, University of Technology Sydney, and Brain Injury Australia, with funding support from icare NSW. The aim of the project has been to develop tools aimed at better communication after acquired brain injury.

At this event, you will:

  • Hear about the outcomes of the project
  • Find out about the free resources now available
  • Learn about the next steps for the Social Brain Toolkit

Register to attend the event or watch the recording later at bit.ly/SBTLaunch.

You can read more about The Social Brain Toolkit here.

ABI Communication Lab Newsletter

March 2022

Find out about our current research and opporuntities to be involved

We are excited to share with you our current newsletter, featuring news about our current studies and updates from our team.

Our current studies include:

  • social-ABI-lity: a program to improve social media skills after a brain injury. Complete a short self-guided course and join a private moderated Facebook group to practise social media skills
  • interact-ABI-lity: a short self-guided online course for carers about how to interact with people with a brain injury.
  • Using virtual reality to assess communication skills after brain injury. Participate in a study to test VR apps and provide your feedback.

Click here to read the full newsletter.

Interested in talking more with us about our research? We would love to hear from you – email us at abi.communication-lab@sydney.edu.au.

Partnerships supporting the development of the Social Brain Toolkit

April 2021

Funding from the icare foundation launches a collaboration to build new online brain injury resources

Researchers in the ABI Communication Lab from the University of Sydney at University of Technology Sydney are partnering with Changineers and Brain Injury Australia to build a new suite of online tools to support communication after brain injury.

Australian first for mental health as icare funds Fellowships with $1.5 million

April 2019

New Fellowship will focus on mental health following brain injury

The Brain and Mind Centre has partnered with leading health organisations on a $1.5 million Fellowship program to provide specialised training to psychiatrists and support patients after traumatic brain injury.

Online therapy offers hope for people with traumatic brain injury

March 2017

Helping families regain communication

Be part of a world-first study from the Faculty of Health Sciences to help people regain speech and improve communication after suffering a traumatic brain injury using online therapy.