Rebecca leads a global research program focusing on the prevention and management of injury. Trained as an epidemiologist, her research interests focus on the prevention of injury, trauma care, and the research to policy transfer in both high and low income countries. She has a substantial program of research addressing the global burden of injury, with a particular focus on inequalities in injury in low income settings, and the prevention of injury in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Her work has a strong focus on implementation, sustainability and capacity development. Ivers has worked extensively with the World Health Organisation, contributing to multiple Good Practice Guides and global advocacy across unintentional injury.
In 2014, Rebecca was named in the Australian Financial Review and Westpac list of Australia’s Top 100 Women of Influence in the innovation category.