Professor Kirsten Vallmuur is the Chair of Trauma Surveillance and Data in a joint position between the Australian Centre for Health Services Innovation and the Jamieson Trauma Institute. She leads the Jamieson Trauma Institute’s Trauma Data Quality and Analytics theme. Her team is currently undertaking research projects drawing on linked trauma data, available through existing data systems in Queensland.
The work of the unit is focused on scoping the breadth and depth of data collected on trauma across the continuum of care, developing best practice methods and tools for using linked trauma data, and analysing these data to better understand the causes, trends, patterns, burden, costs and outcomes of trauma in Queensland. This work is contributing to the broader Queensland State-wide Trauma Data Warehouse development project being run by Queensland Health.
She is a previous MAIC-funded Principal Research Fellow (at AusHSI) and, prior to that, an Australian Research Council Future Fellow where she worked in the Centre for Accident Research and Road Safety-Queensland (CARRS-Q). She has a PhD in Psychology and expertise in the analysis and understanding of morbidity and mortality coded data sets, injury surveillance systems, trauma data linkage, health classifications and injury classifications. She has conducted numerous collaborative health data research projects with internal and external university-based researchers, government and non-government agencies.