Completed projects

  • Collaboration partner: University of Queensland
    Commenced: May 2021
    Project duration: 12 months

    Key personnel: Professor Jennifer Fleming, Dr Emma Doig, Dr Anna Copley, Dr Emma Finch, Professor Julie Henry.

    The project aimed to identify cognitive rehabilitation capacity-building needs for providers in Queensland who work with NIISQ participants, and to use this information to develop and evaluate a cognitive rehabilitation capacity-building program.


    1. To identify the needs of rehabilitation providers in relation to cognitive rehabilitation training.
    2. To identify the barriers and facilitators to participating in a cognitive rehabilitation capacity building program.
    3. To design and implement a comprehensive capacity building program that includes a suite of educational and support options based on the needs of providers and which takes into account the identified barriers and enablers.
    4. To evaluate the effectiveness of the capacity building program and its individual components on the knowledge, skills and confidence of the recipients of the program.

    The project addressed an identified need by the NIISQ Agency and built on research and continuing education resources developed by members of the project team. The NIISQ Agency had input into the project design, building on the team’s research base.

    The NIISQ Agency considers the project will produce real benefits for NIISQ participants and the Scheme including:

    • building provider capability and capacity across Queensland in cognitive rehabilitation for people with traumatic brain injury
    • facilitation of evidence-based intervention, improved health outcomes and achievement of functional and participation goals for NIISQ participants
    • providing an opportunity to provide pilot data and lay the groundwork for a scaled-up provider capacity building program.

    Total budget $80,508

Last updated: December 2022