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BRAIN – Brain health & healthy ageing in retired elite rugby players

Principal Investigators: Professor Neil Pearce, Dr Valentina Gallo, Professor Damien McElvenny Co-Investigators: Dr Simon Kemp, Professor Nigel Arden Institutions: London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Queen Mary University of London, Institute of Occupational Medicine, RFU, ...

Drake Football Concussion Study: evaluating concussion in Premier League football

Principal Investigators: Professor Tony Belli, Dr Patrick O’Halloran Institutions: University of Birmingham, University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust Status: Ongoing Premier League footballers are participating in this ground-breaking concussion study run by the University of ...

The Drake Football Study

Principal Investigators: Vincent Gouttebarge, Gino Kerkhoffs Co-Investigators: Thor Einar Andersen, Charlotte Cowie, Edwin Goedhart, Harald Jørstad, Simon Kemp, Marsh Konigs, Mario Maas, Emmanuel Orhant, Jussi Rantanen, Jari Salo, Luis Serratosa, Keith Stokes, Johannes Tol, Evert Verhagen, ...

The Drake IPV Study

Principle Investigators: Professor William Stewart, Professor Craig Ritchie, Dr Graciela Muniz-Terrera Institutions: University of Glasgow, University of Edinburgh Status: Ongoing Website: Coming soon The Drake IPV Study will investigate any changes in neuroimaging and cognitive test data in ...

HEADING – Health and Ageing Data IN the Game of football

Principal Investigators: Professor Neil Pearce, Dr Valentina Gallo, Professor Damien McElvenny Co-Investigators: Dr Simon Kemp, Dr Sebastian Crutch, Professor Huw Morris, Professor Henrik Zetterberg, Dr Andrea Malaspina, Professor John Cherrie, Professor John Hardy, Dr Mike Loosemore, Dr ...

Studying concussion in rugby: The Drake Rugby Biomarker Study

Principal Investigators: Professor John Hardy, Professor Huw Morris, Professor Henrik Zetterberg Co-Investigators: Dr Etienne Laverse, Professor David Sharp Institutions: UCL Institute of Neurology, Imperial College London Status: Ongoing Having commenced at Saracens Rugby Club in 2015, this ...

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

Principal Investigators: Professor Nick Fox, Dr Jonathan Schott Institution: Dementia Research Centre, UCL Institute of Neurology Status: Complete The 1946 birth cohort consists of over 3000 individuals, all born in the UK in the same week in 1946, who have been studied over their life course. ...

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

Principal Investigators: Dr Helen Ling, Professor Huw Morris, Dr James Neal, Professor Andrew Lees, Professor John Hardy, Professor Janice Holton, Professor Tamasz Revesz, Dr Don Williams Institution: Queen Square Brain Bank, UCL Institute of Neurology, Cardiff University, Cefn Coed Hospital ...

Research governance

Research aims of The Drake Foundation The research aims of The Drake Foundation are centred on forging the most effective partnerships and funding the best minds at leading institutions in the UK and beyond. Core research aims of funded projects should have the potential to make a positive and ...

Future work

On the 12 November 2017 The Drake Foundation announced its intention to commit £1 million to UK-based research projects investigating concussion in association football. This was followed by the announcements of funding for two new studies in 2018: ‘HEADING‘ and ‘Evaluating ...