Associate Professor Andrew Gardner is a clinical neuropsychologist, a National Health and Medical Research Council Early Career Fellow with the School of Medicine & Public Health at the University of Newcastle. He is also a Co-Director of the Hunter New England Local Health District (HNE LHD)'s Sport Concussion Clinic, and has served as the concussion consultant to Rugby Australia.
Andrew has conducted research in the field of sports concussion for over a decade, and has published over 50 journal articles, 6 book chapters and presented his research at over 60 national and international conferences. He is the chief investigator of one the the world's largest studies of retired professional athlete's brain health and one of the world leaders in the video analysis of concussion. He was a Fulbright Scholar in 2019 where he visited collaborators at Harvard Medical School.
Andrew has received a number of prestigious research awards during his career most notably the Discovery Award from Research Australia as the national early career researcher of the year for 2015, and a 2018 NSW Young Tall Poppy Science Award recipient, recognition as one of Australia’s outstanding young scientific researchers and communicators.