Monday, January 4, 2016 - 15:00

The Centre of National Research on Disability and Rehabilitation Medicine (CONROD) is changing its name to Recover Injury Research Centre.

Recover, is funded through a joint agreement between The University of Queensland, Griffith University and the Motor Accident Insurance Commission.

Interim Centre Director, Professor Gwendolen Jull said 2016 is going to be a particularly exciting year.

"The Centre will have a new name and website, and a new Director - Dr Michael Sullivan," Professor Jull said.

The new name was decided on after the Centre developed a 2015-2017 corporate strategy.

"Developing the strategy made us reflect on a name that better fitted with the Centre’s research and the real-world changes that occur after the translation of that research," Professor Jull said.

"Our vision is for recovery and a full life after injury, so the name Recover Injury Research Centre really came from that vision.”

The Centre has developed a temporary landing page at recover.edu.au and is planning to launch a new website in March, 2016.

“We’re launching a new website that will be easier to navigate and better display the research and tools that have been developed as a result of the Centre’s work," Professor Jull said.

"We want to develop a portal of knowledge that helps people recover after injury, particularly after a road traffic crash.

"The site will also inform our stakeholders, insurers, health practitioners, health organisations, researchers and academics of current research and issues in the field.”

The Centre has produced world-class research focusing on injury rehabilitation and disability since 1997.