Outstanding injury prevention researcher recognised in Australia Day honours

Leading sport injury researcher, Professor Caroline Finch, has been recognised for her achievements and contribution to injury prevention. As part of Australia Day celebrations, Professor Finch received the Order of Australia medal for “distinguished service to sports medicine, particularly in the area of injury prevention as an educator, researcher and author, and to the promotion…

Quad Bike Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion Symposium

12th Australasian Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion Conference Quad Bike Safety and Injury Prevention Symposium 8.30am – 3.30pm, Friday 27 November The University of Sydney The organising committee of the 12th Australasian Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion Conference are delighted to announce a dedicated symposium program on Quad Bike Safety and Injury Prevention. The symposium…

Injury the Leading Cause of Premature Death for Indigenous Australians

The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) has identified injury as a leading cause of premature death amongst Indigenous Australians, particularly amongst those aged 1-34 years of age. “The Australasian Injury Prevention Network (AIPN) acknowledges this report, which shows that there are clear differences between the health of Indigenous and non-Indigenous people in Australia,…

NH&MRC Awards $26 million to Support Innovative Injury Research

Twenty-seven new research projects, each targeting injury prevention or improving treatments post injury, were awarded funding in the recently announced National Health and Medical Research Council (NH&MRC) grants scheme. Projects covered a range of topics including the prevention of falls amongst older Australians, ways to improve recovery from traumatic brain injury and better wye to deliver care to…