Research Activities

The Drake Foundation is committed to investing in new, scientifically-significant studies in the area of sports-related head injuries and concussion. Our research partnerships are aimed at answering the core questions currently outstanding to better inform public health concerns on concussion in sport.

We are not currently receiving applications for funding but our Research Governance procedure can be viewed here.

Research projects sponsored by The Drake Foundation are listed below. Follow each link for progress updates, news coverage and publications.


Last Updated 1 August 2017

Mixed pathologies including chronic traumatic encephalopathy account for dementia in retired Association football (soccer) players.

Brain health and healthy ageing in retired elite rugby players

A Biomarker Study Of Head Injury In Rugby

Head injury, cognition, and imaging correlates of dementia in the Insight 1946 cohort