Nick Rushworth

 

Nick Rushworth has been Executive Officer of Brain Injury Australia since 2008. In 1996, Nick sustained a severe traumatic brain injury as a result of a bicycle accident. Before joining Brain Injury Australia, Nick worked for the Northern Territory Government setting up their new Office of Disability. Formerly a producer with the Nine Television Network’s “Sunday” program and ABC Radio National, Nick’s journalism has won a number of awards, including a Silver World Medal at the 2003 New York Festival, a National Press Club and TV Week Logie Award. Nick facilitates a national “community of practice” in brain injury for the National Disability Insurance Agency, being piloted in Sydney – regular meetings of Local Area Coordinators and Agency planners with senior Agency staff, a Clinical Lead and allied health representation. Alongside representing consumers on a variety of advisory and research steering committees – including the recently announced $50 million Federal Government “Mission in Traumatic Brain Injury” – Nick is also an ambassador for both the National Organisation for Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders and the Queensland Brain Institute’s concussion research.