Congratulations to Professor Joan Ozanne-Smith who has become an Officer in the Order of Australia (AO) in the 2016 Australia Day Honours. The Officer of the Order of Australia is awarded for distinguished service of a high degree to Australia or humanity at large.
The AIPN warmly congratulate Professor Joanne Ozanne-Smith on this award, a wonderful recognition of her many years of service to injury prevention and her leadership in the area of research as well as practice.
The AIPN are delighted for her, and very proud to have such dedicated and inspiring people as part of our membership.
Joan Ozanne-Smith is a Monash University Research Professor in the Department of Forensic Medicine where she heads the Prevention Research Unit. Joan has qualifications in medicine, public health and sociology, a research Doctorate in injury epidemiology and a Fellowship of the Australasian Faculty of Public Health Medicine.
Her current research interfaces the methods of epidemiology and public health with those of other disciplines and includes injury prevention research in low and middle income countries, road safety, occupational injury, safe design, product safety, drowning prevention and injury data systems. Joan’s research is recognized widely through publications, awards and international invitations for consultancies and keynote presentations. Other key interests for Joan are translation of research to action and building intellectual capacity in injury prevention.