Monash University

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Investigating relationships between altered neurophysiology and neuropsychological symptoms during recovery from mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI)

posted on 2020-09-09, 23:51 authored by HANNAH LOUISE COYLE
Dr Coyle used cutting-edge brain stimulation techniques to investigate how the brain responds and recovers following mild traumatic brain injury. She showed that although mood, post-concussion and cognitive symptoms improve over time, brain activity changes and increased fatigue are still present 6 months post-injury. These findings suggest that even when symptoms have resolved, the injured brain is working harder to maintain efficient function, which may be linked to fatigue. Her work highlights the multi-factorial nature of recovery and has helped to identify potential treatment targets for development of new interventions following injury.


Principal supervisor

Kate Hoy

Year of Award


Department, School or Centre

Psychological Sciences


Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Neuropsychology

Degree Type



Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences