Regulating Concussion and Brain Injury in Sport

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk


Concussive and sub-concussive injuries sustained in contact and collision sport and complaints of cognitive and neurological conditions have formed the basis of a number of high profile legal claims made against sporting administrators. The settlement of the National Football League (NFL) litigation sharpened the focus on the role of the sport’s governing body in the management of concussion, as the dominant regulator within its field of play. Framed as both a player and a public health issue, the literature identifies the topic as being, inter alia, a regulatory and governance issue. This presentation examines the regulatory issues associated with sport- related concussion. The first part identifies the actors occupying positions of control or influence within the regulatory domain. The second part examines the regulatory interventions of those actors designed to control or influence the behaviour of others in concussion management. The final part considers the role of the state and the efficacy of legislative interventions as a regulatory method adopted in some jurisdictions.
Period13 Jul 2017
Event titleInternational Academy of Law and Mental Health Congress
Event typeConference
LocationPrague, Czech RepublicShow on map
Degree of RecognitionInternational