Research at CPA

Accelerating breakthroughs in prevention, interventions and cures for cerebral palsy

The Cerebral Palsy Alliance Research Institute was established in 2005.

Our vision is to enable the world’s best cerebral palsy experts to find ways to prevent and treat cerebral palsy, a condition affecting more than 17 million people worldwide.

Since being established, we’ve committed over $89 million in funding towards hundreds of ground-breaking cerebral palsy research projects through the Cerebral Palsy Alliance Research Foundation. Today, we are the world’s largest private funder of cerebral palsy research.

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Our four research programs

Our research priorities, informed by people with cerebral palsy and their families, are;
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Early Detection & Intervention

Detecting, diagnosing, and intervening early to make a lifetime of difference for children with cerebral palsy and their families.
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Epidemiology

Unearthing trends, prevalence and causes of cerebral palsy.

Technology

Pioneering innovations to support inclusion for people with disabilities.
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Regenerative Medicine

Leading the way in stem cell clinical trials for cerebral palsy and exploring the frontier of new therapies.

Our history of breakthroughs stretches back almost twenty years.
Today, we are the world's largest research institute dedicated to cerebral palsy.

Four

of the world's top ten cerebral palsy experts work at our Research Institute

40%

The rate cerebral palsy has fallen in a generation - in part due to pioneering CPA research

145

academic papers and journal articles have been published by our researchers since 2020

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Our leadership team

Meet the great minds behind the CPA Research Institute
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Our projects & priorities

What we're currently working on, and why it matters
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Our impact

Find out about our track record of innovations and breakthroughs
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Great minds think differently

Find out how our groundbreaking research team are collaborating with families, supporters and the wider community to make a meaningful impact.
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General enquiries

1300 888 378

(Mon-Fri, 8.00am - 5.00pm)

88 Mallett Street, Camperdown NSW 2050, Australia

researchinstitute@cerebralpalsy.org.au