Exclusive: League says after ‘a number’ of allegations about McCrory’s work it will launch an independent review of his research and advice
The AFL is launching a comprehensive and independent review of the work and advice of concussion doctor Paul McCrory who for years treated and diagnosed athletes suffering concussions and other serious head injuries.
Given how influential Paul McCrory’s work has been in Australia and globally, this developing story is of huge significance. His work has informed good practice in sport and the concern now is, can that position and advice be trusted?
The questions were raised earlier this month after McCrory was alleged to have plagiarised the work of another neurology researcher. McCrory has since been accused of further plagiarism, and reportedly apologised, telling the website Retraction Watch that he had requested the papers in question be retracted and the errors “were not deliberate or intentional”. He has not responded to requests for comment from Guardian Australia. He resigned as chair of the Concussion in Sport Group on 5 March amid the allegations of plagiarism.