About the Centre
The Centre for Injury Studies brings together multiple aspects of work at Imperial College London and is recognised as an Imperial Centre of Excellence. Injuries are a significant public health problem and there is a need to better understand how injuries happen and how they affect us in the long term. The Centre has three pillars, each focusing on different aspects of Injury. These pillars incorporate the study of injuries caused by violence, sport, road traffic accidents, falls, and other daily activities. Underpinning each of these pillars are the Centre’s Clinical Priorities and Cross-Cutting Themes (see below).
- Musculoskeletal & Extremity Injury (including neck, spine, pelvis, amputations, foot, ankle, skin, muscle and nerves); and
- Head & Brain Injury (including hearing loss).
- Mitigation (prior to, and at the point of wounding);
- Treatment (on site, in the theatre etc.); and
- Rehabilitation (on-going after treatment e.g. in the the home)