Trish Kelshaw

Asst Professor
Assistant Professor
Office: UNH Kinesiology, New Hampshire Hall, Durham, NH 03824

Patricia “Trish” Kelshaw is a certified athletic trainer and an Assistant Professor at the University of New Hampshire. In 2018, she was awarded a fellowship with the Concussion Research Program through Harvard Medical School. Her research endeavors encompass mild traumatic brain injuries among pediatric athletes. Her work has focused on how athlete development models, game-play behaviors, and protective equipment may affect head impacts and concussion incidence in pediatric sports. Trish currently collaborates with US Lacrosse, MedStar, University of Southern Mississippi, University of Florida, Harvard University, Mass General Hospital, Maine Concussion Management Initiative, the Virginia Concussion Imitative, and the Advancing Healthcare Initiatives for Underserved Students (ACHIEVES) Project to further collect sports-related head impacts and concussion data from diverse pediatric athletes. In addition to her research background, Trish has worked with concussed pediatric athletes as the head athletic trainer for a large metropolitan youth football league and currently teaches and mentors undergraduate and graduate students. She intends to enhance knowledge and improve health care in concussion management for pediatric athletes.

Research Interests

  • Epidemiology
  • Injury Prevention
  • Pediatrics/Paediatrics
  • Traumatic Brain/Head Injury
  • Wearable Technology

Courses Taught

  • AT 718: Career Prep Athletic Training
  • BMS 799H: Senior Honors Thesis

Selected Publications

Kelshaw, P. M., Gould, T. E., Jesunathadas, M., Cortes, N., Caswell, A., Edwards, E. D., & Caswell, S. V. (2019). Laboratory Performance Evaluation of Pristine and Used Headgear for Girls’ Lacrosse. Journal of Applied Biomechanics, 35(4), 297-302. doi:10.1123/jab.2018-0457

Kelshaw, P., Cook, N., Terry, D., Iverson, G., & Caswell, S. (n.d.). Child Sport Concussion Assessment Tool 5th Edition: Normative Reference Values in Demographically Diverse Youth. Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine.