Who We Are

Dr Alan Pearce PhD

Neuroscientist, Independent Researcher, Corporate Speaker, Community Advocate, Concussion Expert 

Alan Pearce PhD, is an Associate Professor in the School of Allied Health at La Trobe University. He was an adjunct Senior Research Fellow in the Melbourne School of Health Sciences, The University of Melbourne from 2011-2016.  Alan is a neurophysiologist who's primary research focus is on sports-related concussion. Specifically his research program, using electro physiological techniques, particularly transcranial magnetic stimulation, centres on brain physiology to quantify cognitive and motor impairments in the acute phase post-concussion, and chronic manifestations of repeated concussions associated with mental health and neurological impairment. With 20 years experience in TMS and electrophysiology techniques, Alan also investigates neuroplastic changes following peripheral injury, balance disorders, exercise interventions and rehabilitation.   Alan has won ~2.8 million dollars in collaborative research funding and currently has over 100 peer-reviewed publications. With a current H-index of 27 (Scholar) and 22 (Scopus), Alan is regarded internationally for his research work in sports-related concussion and is a regular media commentator on issues surrounding sports-related concussion.

Organisations

Alan is a member of the following organisations:


Australian Athletes Alliance

Member

May 2016 - Present


La Trobe University 

Research Associate Professor

Feb 2017 – Present 


MdDS Australia 

Scientific/medical advisory board 

Mar 2016 – Present 


Australian Football League

Concussion working party

April 2016 - October 2017 


Corporate Keynote Speaker

Concussion expert Dr Alan Pearce has presented at conferences around the world and is a recognised keynote speaker. Combining his scientific knowledge with his experience in elite sport and working with business, Alan is a captivating speaker suitable for various audiences, including business, sport and community.


Thank you Alan

...thankyou for getting Alan Pearce out to do the public lecture on such an important topic. I found it fantastic. He pitched the presentation so clearly and left us able to take home so many strategies that can be put into play and also a greater understanding of such a controversial issue at present, it was very generous of him!. I came with two hats on, one as an OT and one as a parent of children playing contact sports and I was so glad I attended... 



Contact

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Dr Alan Pearce Keynote Speaker

Dr Alan Pearce is a captivating speaker suitable for various audiences, including business, sport and community.


Dr Pearce has presented at conferences around the world and is a recognised keynote speaker. Combining his scientific knowledge with his experience in elite sport and working with business. .


This is a great opportunity to provide your guests with an engaging presentation on a subject that is important to everyone in the community. 


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Neuro Pearce

+61 411 107 889