The University of Queensland – Tall Poppy of the Year 2009

David’s research is about understanding how communication breaks down following brain injury and then how the brain recovers the ability to communicate and responds to treatment. My work uses brain imaging techniques to find patterns of brain activity that are critical to successful treatment of communication and explores new treatments that stimulate the brain to improve language and communication.

To take this research into the area of neuroplasticity, recovery, neuroimaging and electrophysiological recordings was Dr. Copland’s initiative and he has driven the development of the technologies, the methodologies and the collaborations.