Neurosurgical Research in Low- and Middle-Income Countries

Low-and middle-income countries (LMICs) face the greatest burden of neurotrauma. However, most of the research published in scientific journals originates from high-income countries. Evidence originating in high-income countries may not be generalisable to LMICs, therefore it is important to nurture research capacity in LMICs so that a relevant evidence base can be developed. However, little is published about specific challenges or contextual issues relevant to increasing research activity of neurosurgeons in LMICs. 

This study, which is a collaboration with the NIHR Global Health Research Group on Neurotrauma, aims to understand neurosurgeons’ experiences of, aspirations for and ability to, conduct and disseminate clinical research in LMICs.

If you are a neurosurgeon working in a low- or middle-income country and would like to participate in a study about your experiences of, aspirations for, and ability to conduct and disseminate clinical research, please email

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