Nicola Starkey


New Zealand



Dr Nicola Starkey is a Professor in the School of Psychology at the University of Waikato, in Hamilton, New Zealand. Prof Starkey was the local principal investigator for the BIONIC study, a population-based study of the incidence and outcomes of traumatic brain injury in New Zealand. She was lead investigator for Consequences of Brain Injury in Childhood study, which examined a range of outcomes from mild TBI two years post-injury, and is currently involved in the seven-year follow-up of the same cohort of children. Prof Starkey is also interested in the identification of factors linked to good and poor outcomes from childhood TBI, as well as public perceptions of mild TBI and concussion. Nicola also has an active research programme related to driver behaviour (as part of the University of Waikato Transport Research Group), carrying out research on topics from driver’s perception of risk to the prevalence of drugged driving. Nicola is Associate Dean Research in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at the University of Waikato, a board member of the Institute of Healthy Ageing at Waikato District Health Board, and a Research Associate of AUT University.  


Conference Presentation

Long Term Outcomes of Traumatic Brain Injury in Children



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