Our research projects

We're currently working on a range of projects that reflect our ambitions to become an internationally recognised centre for research. You can view research summaries of each of our projects by following the links below: Self-awareness after a traumatic brain injury in childhood
Impaired self-awareness is a common consequence of a brain injury that can have a negative impact on people’s engagement in rehabilitation. This can lead to poor long term outcomes.... [read more] Modified Constraint-Induced Movement Therapy (CIMT)
Constraint-induced movement therapy is a therapy technique for people who have a unilateral (one-sided) weakness because of a brain injury (at birth, in childhood or as an adult).... [read more] Parent experience of goal setting at The Children's Trust
Our research aims to find out the opinions of parents on the process of setting rehabilitation goals for their child... [read more] Lycra suit case study project
The research aims to find out if wearing a lycra suit improves balance (when standing) in children with acquired brain injury... [read more] Information needs of children and young people with an acquired brain injury
Following the success of the Brain Injury Hub for adults, we wanted to find out the information needs of children and young people following a brain injury... [read more]

Research Policy

The Children's Trust works with partners to answer the big questions
We're currently working on five collaborative projects with partners to answer some of the big questions in children's brain injury research. The Children's Trust monitors outcomes and clinical effectiveness
We currently have six projects examining some of the outcome measures we are currently using to evaluate the impact of our intervention. The Children's Trust evaluates our ongoing interventions
At the moment we have four clinician-led projects that investigate specific interventions with our particular group of children at The Children's Trust The Children's Trust is not afraid to ask the difficult questions
As an organisation we're in a unique position to carry out research into the more complex issues following a brain injury in childhood. The Children's Trust listens to children and their families
We're running two projects that demonstrate our commitment to working collaboratively with the children we care for and their families. The Children's Trust supports post-graduate study
Six members of our team are currently engaged in research through their studies.