Michael Hutchison

Michael Hutchison, Associate Professor, Sport Concussion

  • Associate Professor
  • Director, Concussion Program
MacIntosh Sport Medicine Clinic
55 Harbord Street, Toronto, ON M5S 2W6

About Michael

Academic Training

Postdoctoral Fellow, St. Michael’s Hospital
PhD, Rehabilitation Science, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto
MSc, Exercise Science, University of Toronto
BPHE, University of Toronto

Research Interests

Sport Concussion
Traumatic Brain Injury
Injury Prevention

Selected Publications


Julia Hamer, Nathan W. Churchill, Michael G. Hutchison, Simon J. Graham, and Tom A. Schweizer (2020). Sex Differences in Cerebral Blood Flow Associated with a History of Concussion. Journal of Neurotrauma. 1197-1203

Echemendia, Ruben & Thelen, Joanie & Meeuwisse, Willem & Hutchison, Michael & Comper, Paul & Rizos, John & Bruce, Jared. (2020). Use of the Sport Concussion Assessment Tool 5 (SCAT5) in professional hockey, part 1: cross-cultural normative data. British Journal of Sports Medicine. 

Churchill, NW, Hutchison, MG, Graham, SJ, Schweizer, TA (2020). Scale‐free functional brain dynamics during recovery from sport‐related concussion. Hum Brain Mapp. 41: 2567– 2582. 

Kyla L. Pyndiura, Alex P. Di Battista & Michael G. Hutchison (2020). A history of concussion is associated with minimal perturbations to heart rate variability in athletes, Brain Injury, 34:10, 1416-1421

Di Battista, Alex & Churchill, Nathan & Rhind, Shawn & Richards, Doug & Hutchison, Michael. (2020). The relationship between symptom burden and systemic inflammation differs between male and female athletes following concussion. BMC Immunology. 21.

Nathan W. Churchill, Michael G. Hutchison, Simon J. Graham, Tom A. Schweizer (2019) Mapping brain recovery after concussion. From acute injury to 1 year after medical clearance. Neurology. Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. on behalf of the American Academy of Neurology

Hutchison, M. G., Mainwaring, L., Senthinathan, A., Churchill, N., Thomas, S. & Richards, D. (In Press). Psychological and physiological markers of stress in concussed athletes across recovery milestones. Journal of Head Trauma and Rehabilitation.

Currently Funded Projects

Principal Investigator for “Understanding Concussion”. Funded by Canadian Institutes for Military & Veteran Health Research (CIMVHR), (2014-2019: $713,875)

Principal Investigator (Co-PI) with Schweizer, T., Baker, A., Chruchill, N., Graham, S., Leung, G., Richards, D., Strother, S.  “Brain imaging biomarkers of recovery from sport concussion”. Funded by Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) – Project Grant, (2016-2020: $355,492).

Principal Investigator with Sabiston, C., Faulkner, G., and Tamminen, K. “The Athlete Aging Project: a comprehensive investigation of long-term psychological, social, and physical health”. Funded by Social Sciences & Humanities Research Council – Insight Development, (2015-2017: $75,000)

Principal Investigator for “A Randomized Control Trial to Investigate Post-Acute Exercise Compared to Rest Following Sport Concussion”. Funded by The Steve Moore Foundation, (2016-2017; $10,000).

Professional Memberships

College of Kinesiologists of Ontario (Registered Kinesiologist - R.Kin)