Concussion Interview

A live webinar recording from Migraine & Headache Awareness Week

Retired NRL star Brett Kearney interviews Australia’s leading expert and researcher on Concussion, Dr. Rowena Mobbs.

Speaker: Dr. Rowena Mobbs

Dr. Rowena Mobbs MBBS BMedSci (Hons1) PhD FRACP is Senior Lecturer, Department of Clinical Medicine at Macquarie University, and a sub-specialist in cognitive neurology. She is one of Australia’s leading clinicians in concussion and dementia. She is highly committed to the integration of multidisciplinary chronic care and research translation within teaching and mentoring programs, based at Macquarie University. She is founder and director of the Australian CTE Biobank. She created an online education program called Concussion Big 5 for detecting the common neurological signs of concussion.

Dr. Mobbs champions a patient-centred approach as well as community advocacy for those living with traumatic brain injury, and types of dementia, including Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE). She sees patients with disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease, frontotemporal dementia, Parkinson’s disease, Lewy Body disease, and motor neurone disease, and the in-life equivalent to CTE, traumatic encephalopathy syndrome (TES). She is Principal Neurologist at Harbour Neurology Group in North Sydney, leading a team of specialists for integrated neurological care. Dr Mobbs’ vision is for the expansion of collaborative and innovative neurological services in dementia, identified to be one of the National Health Priority Areas. 

Speaker: Brett Kearney

Brett Kearney, also known as “BK”, is a retired Rugby League football star who has represented Country Origin and played for the South Sydney Rabbitohs, Cronulla Sharks and other clubs over his professional career.

Today BK is an Ambassador for the Brain Foundation and it’s mission to fund brain research. He is helping to raise awareness of brain health and is promoting the importance of research into brain disease, disorder and injuries.

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