Inertial loading of the head in females: what are we missing?

Lead Research Organisation: Swansea University
Department Name: School of Engineering


This project will focus on head impact mechanisms in women's rugby and investigate the efficacy of mitigation strategies such as neck strengthening to minimise head impact incidence and magnitude. To fill a data gap we will also conduct a global survey relating to the physical characteristics of female players, their concussion experiences and the relationship between the menstrual cycle and concussion recovery.
The data gathered will aid the development of an objective protocol for the on-field management of head impacts and forward the development of female-specific concussion protocols.


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Studentship Projects

Project Reference Relationship Related To Start End Student Name
ES/P00069X/1 01/10/2017 30/09/2027
2401515 Studentship ES/P00069X/1 01/10/2020 30/09/2024 Freja Jo Petrie