Who we are

RECOVER Injury Research Centre is a joint initiative of the Queensland Motor Accident Insurance Commission (MAIC) and The University of Queensland (UQ). RECOVER is a leading research centre based in Queensland, Australia.

RECOVER sits within the UQ Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences and is located at The Surgical, Treatment and Rehabilitation Service (STARS), within the Herston Health Precinct. The Centre conducts research, education and service activities in two key areas:

  • Technology-enabled rehabilitation
  • Improving health outcomes after musculoskeletal injury

RECOVER is associated with two other major research activities; the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Centre of Research Excellence in Better Health Outcomes for Compensable Injury and the NHMRC Centre for Research Excellence in Telehealth.


The mission of RECOVER is to optimise the physical, psychological, communication, social and vocational recovery of people following injury, especially when caused by road traffic crashes.

Our research focuses on developing, validating, and translating client-centred interventions to reduce disability for individuals who sustain a personal injury in a road traffic crash.