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Concussion in sport - What do we know and what’s next?

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Our event aims to showcase research and discuss further research in concussion in sport. It is our hope that this one day in-person meeting will highlight what we know already and what is next and what further understanding is needed to develop ideas to reduce the damaging effects of brain injuries.

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Event details

While there’s evidence that points to concussion and other traumatic brain injuries as having a long association with various sports, the last decade has seen a sharp increase in the attention directed at the topic by the media, players, fans, sports officials and academics. This has led to educational programmes and awareness campaigns, various changes in practice and policy, and the proliferation of research in a variety of scholarly disciplines. This seminar event, hosted by Nottingham Trent University, will bring together people from various fields with an interest in concussion to discuss what we know and, perhaps more importantly, what comes next?

There are two aims of the day. Firstly, to help inform people who would like to know more about the risks of concussion and what is currently being done to support athletes, coaches and medical personnel to reduce the damaging effects of brain injuries. Secondly, to consider what problems still need further understanding and to develop ideas to direct the future directions of work in the area.

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12:30 – Meet at the Pavilion Balcony Clifton Campus – Informal discussions and introductions

13:00 – Lunch

13:45 – Move to lecture theatre CTLLT4

14:00 – Welcome and first four speakers

15:15 – Break

15:30 – Remaining speakers

16:15 – Break

16:30 – Group discussion and feedback

17:00 – Finish


Reem AlHashmi, PhD researcher, Nottingham Trent University

Tom Denning, Prof. of Dementia Research, University of Nottingham

Debi Forbes, PhD researcher, Nottingham Trent University

Sahil Gupta, MD, Sport & Exercise Medicine Speciality Registrar

Angus Hunter, Prof. Neuromuscular Physiology, Nottingham Trent University

Dominic Malcolm, Reader in Sociology of Sport, Loughborough University

Penny Watson, Brain Injuries Activist

This is subject to availability, please keep checking back for further updates and full details of the event will be posted here.

Booking Information

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Full details will be posted here once we have confirmed speakers for the event and timetable produced.


Situated in the heart of the East Midlands, Our Clifton Campus is located only 4 miles outside the City of Nottingham.  It is easily accessible by road, rail and air; making it a superb choice for this conference.

About Nottingham

Centrally located in the heart of the United Kingdom, Nottingham is a vibrant city known for its variety of shops, restaurants and culture. There is lots of other events and culture to see within the city if our delegates wished to spend more time within or near the city centre.

Environmentally friendly

NTU is ranked the 5th most sustainable university in the world, through the UI Green Metric benchmark. We are proud of our world-class campuses complete with green spaces, sustainable building and transport infrastructure.


Parking is easily accessible and complementary on the Clifton campus.

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