Our People

Ehara taku toa i te toa takitahi, ēngari he toa takitini    

“Success is not the work of one, but the work of many” 

Dr Josh McGeown

Research Fellow

Co-Principal Investigator (Clinical mTBI study)


Dr Josh McGeown is a postdoctoral research fellow at Mātai supported by the Neurological Foundation First Fellowship. Josh completed an Honours Bachelor of Kinesiology and a Masters of Science at Lakehead University in Canada. Josh moved to New Zealand in 2018 to pursue a PhD at Auckland University of Technology.


Josh is a subject matter expert in mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI). Josh’s passion for mTBI research comes from personal experience with the negative consequences of this injury. His work has focussed on understanding how pathophysiological consequences of mTBI underlie clinical symptoms and outcomes to identify targets for better prevention, assessment, and rehabilitation. Josh has a diverse inter-discipline skillset spanning clinical experience to advanced statistical analysis including machine learning.


Josh’s work at Mātai focusses on how advanced multimodal MRI can create a complete picture of the brain’s state after mTBI and how changes in this state explain subjective symptom reports over the recovery period. This work may lead to an imaging-based clinical support tool that could transform patient-centred management of mTBI.