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Deakin University & Suburban Football Team Up.

Smart Head Play reached an agreement with The Hampton Rovers Football Club to take part in the research study into the effects of concussion in sport. The study is being undertaken by Dr Alan Pearce at Deakin University and was recently covered in the Herald Sun Sports

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NY Times Headline ‘Australians Assessing Injuries to the Head’

Smart Head Play & Deakin Uni study on sports concussion effects appears in the NY Times print and online editions. First published by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS on March 9, 2013. Full transcript of the piece is below: Australians Assessing Injuries to the Head BRISBANE, Australia (AP) —

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Deakin on Sports Concussion

Deakin Uni’s Worldly website published a piece this week confirming Dr Alan Pearce, a neuroscientist with Deakin University’s School of Psychology, is leading a project looking at the long-term impact sports concussion has on athletes. The transcript is below. Deakin researchers tackle the long term impact of

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Neurological Long-term Effects of concussion

The first cases of former AFL players suffering neurological long-term effects related to concussion are starting to become more discussed in the media. An article penned by the Australian Associated Press and published in the Age Real Footy guide this week looks at effects of heavy knocks

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Head Games – Sports Concussion in the US

Head Games is a 2012 documentary film that examines the effects of repeated concussions, particularly those associated with sports. It is directed by Steve James and is the film followup to Christopher Nowinski’s book, Head Games. For more details on Head Games, click here.

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Peter Jess talks Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy

Leading AFL Player Agent Peter Jess speak to Network Ten about AFL players, head knocks, concussions and the link with long term mental health issues. Published on Jun 6, 2012

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