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The Drake Foundation launches the Drake IPV Study

The Drake Foundation has announced funding for a new research study to investigate the lifelong consequences of domestic violence on brain health. The Drake IPV Study – led by the University of Glasgow in collaboration with the University of Edinburgh (both UK), and funded by The Drake ...

New research: Head injuries may worsen cognitive decline decades later

People who experienced head injuries in their 50s or younger score lower than expected on cognitive tests at age 70, according to a study published today, co-funded by The Drake Foundation. Head injuries did not appear to contribute to brain damage characteristic of Alzheimer’s disease, but ...

Blog: Science is the solution if sport is serious about player protection

By James Drake, Founder and Chairman of The Drake Foundation The long-term impact of head injuries in football and rugby has recently become front-page news, with ongoing litigation against rugby’s governing bodies by some of the sport’s biggest names and mounting concerns over the number of ...

Gareth Southgate joins The Drake Foundation’s HEADING study

Gareth Southgate is participating in The Drake Foundation-funded HEADING study and is encouraging eligible former footballers to do the same. Manager of the England National Football Team, Gareth Southgate, has today announced that he is taking part in the HEADING research study, which aims to ...

The Drake Football Study: observational cohort protocol now published

Following the launch of The Drake Football Study at The Health Challenges in Professional Football symposium (Emirates Stadium, London, UK; 16 October 2019), the study’s protocol has now been published in BMJ Open Sport and Exercise Medicine. The pre- and post-retirement years in a footballer’s ...

English football players to join 10-year health study

Professional footballers in England will join the Drake Football Study tracking player health over a 10-year period thanks to a cooperation agreement with the Professional Footballers Association (PFA). Researchers will collect medical data from players at age 27 and continue until after they ...