RISUS (Rugby Injury Surveillance in Ulster Schools) Group (External organisation)

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The Rugby Injury Surveillance in Ulster Schools (RISUS) research group.

This is a group formed by Mr Pooler Archbold and populated by allied Health Care Professionals. The core aim of the RISUS project is to capture key epidemiology data to inform future injury prevention programmes in adolescent rugby. The primary objective is to record and classify injury patterns in schoolboy rugby players according to body part, diagnosis and inciting event. The secondary objective is to determine whether player demographics, biometrics, strength, injury history, level of play or use of protective equipment are associated with risk of injury.

The RISUS group is funded by the MITRE trust, the Irish Rugby Football Union (IRFU) and Ulster Rugby.

As a member of this group, I act as project supervisor for any research undertaken by QUB intercalating students.
Held atRISUS (Rugby Injury Surveillance in Ulster Schools) Group, United Kingdom
Degree of RecognitionInternational


  • Rugby Injury
  • Injury
  • Concussion
  • Education
  • Medicine
  • orthopaedics