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  1. Faulkner J, Snell DL, Theadom A, Mahon S, Barker-Collo S, Skirrow P. Psychological flexibility in Mild Traumatic Brain Injury: An Evaluation of Measures. Brain Injury, 35(9) 2021.
  2. Jones K, Starkey NJ, Barker-Collo S, Ameratunga S, Theadom A, Pocock K, Borotkanics R, Feigin VL. Parent and teacher-reported child outcomes seven years after mild traumatic brain injury: a nested case control study. Frontiers in Neurology. 2021,
  3. Wrapson W, Dorrestein M, Wrapson J, Theadom A, Kayes N, Snell D, Rutherford S, Roche M Babbage D, Siegert, R. 'Stroke survivors’ expectations and post-intervention perceptions of Mindfulness training: A qualitative study'. Neuropsychological Rehabilitation, 2021.
  4. Shepherd D, Heinonen-Guzejev M, Heikkilä K, Landon J, Theadom A on behalf of the Bionic Research Group, "Sensitivity to noise following a mild traumatic brain injury: a longitudinal study." Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation, 2021 doi: 10.1097/HTR.0000000000000645.
  5. Jones K et al Coping in children and adolescents with a genetic muscle disorder' paper has been accepted for publication by Journal of Neuromuscular Diseases, 2021. doi:10.1177/0269215521998535.
  6. Mitchell T, du Preez E, Theadom A. An intervention to improve coping strategies in adult male prisoners with a history of Traumatic Brain Injury: A pilot randomised clinical trial. Clinical Rehabilitation. Clin Rehabil, 2021.
  7. Theadom A, Hardaker N, Bray C, Siegert R, Henshall K, Forch K, Fernando K, King D, Fulcher M, Jewell S, Shaikh N, Bastos Gottgtroy R, Hume R. The Brain Injury Screening Tool (BIST): Tool development, factor structure and validity. PloSOne. 2021.16(2):e0246512. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0246512 .
  8. Jones K, Ameratunga S, Starkey NJ, Theadom A, Barker-Collo S, Ikeda T, Feigin VL, for the BIONIC Study Group. Psychosocial functioning 4-years after pediatric mild traumatic brain injury. Brain Injury. 2021, Feb 4. doi: 10.1080/02699052.2021.1878553.
  9. Wrapson W, Dorrestein M, Wrapson J, Theadom A, Kayes N, Snell D, Rutherford S, Roche M, Babbage D, Taylor S, Siegert RJ. A Feasibility Study of One to One Mindfulness Training for Improving Mood in Stroke Survivors. Mindfulness, 2021. .


  1. Theadom A, ReidD, HardakerN, LoughJ, HumePA. Concussion knowledge, attitudes and behaviour in equestrian athletes. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport.
  2. Theadom A,Mahon S, Hume P, Starkey N, Barker-Collo S, Jones K, Majdan M, Feigin VL.  Incidence of sports related traumatic brain injury of all severities: A systematic review. Neuroepidemiology.
  3. Shepherd D, Landon J, Theadom A. The association between health-related quality of life and noise or light sensitivity in survivors of a mild traumatic brain injury. Quality of Life Research, 2019;30 Epub ahead of Print doi: 10.1007/s11136-019-02346-y
  4. Reid D, Hume P, Whatman C, Theadom A, Walters S, Hardaker N, Fulcher M. Knowledge, Attitudes, and Behaviours of New Zealand Physiotherapists to Sports-Related Concussion. New Zealand Journal of Physiotherapy, 2020, 48(1), 19–28.
  5. Macleod C, Surgenor L, Theadom A, Levack W, Hackney J, Silverberg N, Snell, D, User experience of a brief computerised cognitive battery for people with concussion: a preliminary qualitative study. Brain Impairment.
  6. Faulkner J, Theadom A, Mahon S, Snell DL, Barker-Collo S, Cunningham K. Psychological flexibility: A psychological mechanism that contributes to persistent symptoms following mild traumatic brain injury? Medical Hypotheses, 2020;143,110141. DOI: 10.1016/j.mehy.2020.110141
  7. Andelic N, Røe C, Brunborg C, Zeldovich M, Løvstad M, Løke D, Borgen IM, Voormolen DC, Howe EI, Forslund MV, and the CENTER-TBI investigators. Frequency of fatigue and its changes in the first 6 months after traumatic brain injury: results from the CENTER-TBI study. Journal of Neurology 01 Jan 2020.
  8. O’Reilly M, MahonS, ReidD, Hume P, Hardaker N, TheadomA. Knowledge, attitudes and behaviour towards concussion in adult cyclists. Brain Injury.
  9. Wijk RPJ, van Dijck JTJM, Timmers M, van Veen E, Citerio G, Lingsma HFL, Maas AIR, Menon DK, Peul WC, Stocchetti N, Kompanje EJO and the CENTER-TBI investigators and participants (2020). Informed consent procedures in patients with an acute inability to provide informed consent: Policy and practice in the CENTER-TBI study. Journal of Critical Care, 59, 6-15. doi:10.1016/j.jcrc.2020.05.004
  10. Hind K, KonerthN, Entwistle I, TheadomA, LewisG, KingD, ChazotP, HumeP.Cumulative sport-related injuries and longer-term impact in retired male elite and amateur level rugby players and non-contact athletes: a retrospective study. Sports Medicine.
  11. Timmers M, Van Dijck JTJM, Van Wijk RPJ, Legrand V, Van Veen E, Maas AIR, Menon DK, Citerio G, Stocchetti N, Kompanje EJO and the CENTER-TBI investigators How do 66 European institutional review boards approve one protocol for an international prospective observational study on traumatic brain injury? Experiences from the CENTER-TBI study. BMC Medical Ethics 21(1):12 May 2020
  12. Gravesteijn BY, Nieboer D, Ercole A, Lingsma HF, Nelson D, van Calster B, Steyerberg EW, Åkerlund C, Amrein K, Andelic N et al. Machine learning algorithms performed no better than regression models for prognostication in traumatic brain injury. Journal of Clinical Epidemiology 122:95-107 2020
  13. Czeiter E, Amrein K, Gravesteijn BY, Lecky F, Menon DK, Mondello S, Newcombe VFJ, Richter S, Steyerberg EW, Vyvere TV, Verheyden J, Xu H, Yang Z, Maas AIR, Wang KKW, Büki A, CENTER-TBI Participants and Investigators. Blood biomarkers on admission in acute traumatic brain injury: Relations to severity, CT findings and care path in the CENTER-TBI study. EBioMedicine, 56(1); DOI: 10.1016/j.ebiom.2020.102785
  14. Barker-Collo S, Theadom A, Jones K, Starkey N, Fernando K, Kahan M, Prah P, Feigin V. Three methods for examining trajectories in neuropsychological performance across the first 4 years after mild traumatic brain injury. Brain Impairment, 1-14, 2020.
  15. McGeownJP, Kara S, Fulcher M, Crosswell H, Borotkanics R, Hume PA, Quarrie KL, TheadomA. Predicting sport-related mTBI symptom resolution trajectory using initial clinical assessment findings: a retrospective cohort study. Sports Medicine, Epub ahead of print doi: 10.1007/s40279-019-01240-4
  16. Hume PA, King D, McGeown J, Theadom A. Sports-related concussion, mild traumatic brain injury or sports-originated brain injury (SOBI): A more useful term. New Zealand Journal of Sports Medicine, 45(2) 2019; 64-7. Commentary


  1. Jones K, Theadom A, Prah P, Starkey N, Barker-Collo S, Ameratunga S, Feigin VL. Changes over time in family members of adults with mild traumatic brain injury. Brain Impairment, 2019
  2. Steyerberg E, Wiegers E, Sewalt C, Buki A, and the CENTER-TBI participants and investigators. The contemporary landscape of traumatic brain injury in Europe: Case-mix, care pathways and outcomes from the CENTER-TBI study. The Lancet Neurology, 19(10): 923-34.
  3. James S, Theadom A, GBD 2016 Traumatic Brain Injury and Spinal Cord Injury Collaborators Global, regional, and national burden of traumatic brain injury and spinal cord injury, 1990–2016: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2016. Lancet Neurology, 2019, 18(1):56-87 IF: 27.1.
  4. Shepherd D, Landon J, Kalloor M, Theadom A. Clinical correlates of noise sensitivity in patients with acute TBI. Brain Injury, 2019
  5. Theadom A, McDonald S, Starkey N, Barker-Collo S, Jones K, Ameratunga S, Wilson E, Feigin V, on behalf of the BIONIC4you Research Group. Social Cognition Four Years after mild-TBI: An Age-matched Cross-Sectional Study. Neuropsychology, 10.1037/neu0000516. IF: 2.70
  6. Jones, KM Prah, P, Starkey N, Theadom A, Barker-Collo S, Ameratunga S, Feigin VL. Longitudinal patterns of behaviour, cognition, and quality of life after mild traumatic brain injury in children: BIONIC study findings. Brain Injury. IF:2.06
  7. Barker-Collo S, Theadom A, Starkey N, Kahan M, Jones K, Feigin V. Long term factor structure of the Rivermead Post-Concussion Symptom Questionnaire in Mild Traumatic Brain injury and normative sample, Brain Injury IF: 2.06 https://doi:10.1080/02699052.2019.1570339
  8. Shaikh NM, Kersten P, Siegert RJ, and TheadomA. Developing a comprehensive framework of community integration for people with acquired brain injury: A conceptual analysis. Disability and Rehabilitation 2019 41(14). DOI:10.1080/09638288.2018.1443163. IF: 2.04
  9. FadylJK, Theadom A, Channon A,McPherson KM, on behalf of the TBI Experiences Research Group. Recovery and Adaptation after Traumatic Brain Injury in New Zealand: Longitudinal qualitative findings over the first two years. Neuropsychological Rehabilitation, 2019, 29(7): 1095-1112. DOI:10.1080/09602011.2017.1364653, IF 2.3

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