Understanding Childhood Acquired Brain Injury – Research Project

Do you currently work in a School in the UK?

Researchers from the Psychology Department, Swansea University, the Child Brain Injury Trust (CBIT) and United Kingdom Acquired Brain Injury Forum (UKABIF) are seeking teachers and educational professionals currently working in a UK-based School to take part in an online survey about childhood acquired brain injury (ABI).  If you are over the age of 18, currently work in a school in the UK and interested in taking part, it will take approximately 15-25 minutes and you can access the survey by clicking HERE or scanning the QR code below…

The aims of this research

This UK-based survey is designed to gain a better understanding of educators’ perceptions of childhood brain injury. The purpose of the study is to further explore educators’ understanding of the consequences associated with childhood brain injury along with the challenges children face in their learning/ education following an acquired brain injury. This study also aims to identify what (if any) type of training or learning that educator’s may have undertaken about acquired brain injury either during or prior to their role in education.


This is a UK-based survey so anyone (age 18+) working in an educational role in a UK-based school can take part.

Type of Survey

The survey can be completed online (click here) and will take approximately 15- 25 minutes to complete. Participants can withdraw from the survey at any point by closing their browser. If a participant changes their mind after they have participated, they can withdraw their data from the study by emailing ABIWales@UKABIF.org.uk within two weeks by providing their unique identifier (generated during survey completion).


This research is being conducted by the School of Psychology, Swansea University, Child Brain Injury Trust (CBIT) and United Kingdom Acquired Brain Injury Forum (UKABIF).

Research Questions

This survey includes questions about the following research themes/ areas:

  1. Standard demographic questions (e.g., age, gender)
  2. Education background questions (e.g., primary education role, type of school they work in, time working in education)
  3. Contact/ supporting a child with acquired brain injury in school
  4. Understanding of acquired brain injury (e.g., type and consequences, and knowledge of acquired brain injury)
  5. Training needs to support a child with acquired brain injury
  6. Recognising signs of childhood acquired brain injury in the classroom
  7. Schools policies and procedures