Dr Tracey Björkman is a Lions Senior Medical Research Fellow at UQCCR who is studying hypoxic brain injury in the newborn.

A lack of oxygen and poor blood supply at the time of birth is a significant cause of neonatal death and long-term neurodevelopmental disability. Babies who survive are at increased risk of seizures and cerebral palsy leading to lifelong neurological deficits affecting cognitive, learning and motor abilities. 

Past PhD student at UQCCR, Shiree Health, was the winner of the Brain Awareness Video Contest for her video 'The Treasure Hunt'.

This video created by Shiree clearly explains aphasia (a neurological disorder) and how the condition negatively affects a person's ability to talk, read, write and understand the spoken word.

Dr Judith Greer's research focuses on diseases affecting the nervous system and the role the immune response may play in multiple sclerosis (MS).