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Funded Projects

Funded Projects - External

Here, you can find a summary of proposals for player welfare research projects funded by World Rugby below.

Accepted 2020

  Status

Kumanu Tāngata - The Aftermatch Project

Dr Ken Quarrie, New Zealand Rugby, New Zealand

Ongoing

 

Accepted 2019

  Status

Concussion Prevention Practices Among Adolescent Rugby Players in Public Secondary Schools in Nairobi, Nakuru and Kakamega Counties in Kenya

Dr Elijah Gitonga Rintaugu, Kenyatta University, Kenya

Ongoing

How do we quantify meaningful risk in rugby union and how do we safeguard players with mixed abilities? A mixed method approach to player welfare.

Dr Thomas French, Trust Rugby International, United Kingdom

Ongoing

 

Accepted 2018

  Status

A community rugby concussion management strategy

Dr Danielle Salmon, New Zealand Rugby, New Zealand Rugby

Ongoing

Evaluation of a tackle law trial to reduce head impacts in community rugby

Dr James Brown, Stellenbosch University, South Africa

Ongoing

 

Accepted 2017

  Status

The incidence and impact of non-time-loss and time-loss injury in adolescent community level Australian Rugby

Dr John Sampson, University of Wollongong, Australia

Ongoing

Community rugby injury and illness surveillance at Stellenbosch University

Dr James Brown, Stellenbosch University, South Africa

Complete

Professional rugby union players' perceived psychological recovery and physical regeneration during the off-season

Dr Stephen Mellalieu, Cardiff Metropolitan University, United Kingdom

Complete

The Influence of Footwear Traction on Biomechanical Injury Risk in Rugby

Dr Bill Wannop, University of Calgary, Canada

Complete

 

Accepted 2016

  Status

Blood biomarkers for the management of concussion in professional Rugby Players

Dr Vincent Sapin, University Hospital and School of Medicine Clermont-Ferrand, France

Ongoing

Match collision characteristics and exposures across world rugby union

Dr Ben Jones, Leeds Beckett University, United Kingdom

Complete

 

Accepted 2015

  Status

Symptoms of common mental disorders among professional Rugby Union players: an international prospective cohort study.

Dr Vincent Gouttebarge, Amsterdam University Medical Centre, Netherlands

Complete

Application of a dynamic postural control performance test in the assessment of concussion and return to play in elite professional Rugby Union players.

Dr Garrett Coughlan, Irish Rugby Football Union, Ireland

Complete

The impact of concussion on subsequent injury risk in Rugby Union

Dr Isabel Moore, Cardiff Metropolitan University, United Kingdom

Complete

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