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Professor Rebecca Ivers

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Level 3, 50 Bridge Street,
Sydney NSW, 2000
Tel: (02) 9657 0361
 

Biography

Professor Rebecca Ivers is an injury epidemiologist and leading researcher in global health. She is currently the Director of the Injury Division at The George Institute and has an appointment as Professor at the University of Sydney.

As Director, Rebecca designs and leads large observational studies and randomised trials focussing on injury in high-risk and disadvantaged populations in Australia and in low and middle income countries globally. Her work in this area has led to improved understandings relating to the burden of, and risk factors for, injury in many countries and has also informed policies for improving safety and reducing motor vehicle related injury globally. Rebecca also leads a program of work on prevention and care of injury in Aboriginal people to understand the challenges and needs around road safety, injury and trauma care. The Driving Change initiative is one example that has arisen from her work.

Rebecca’s research into motorcycle safety has been instrumental in forming policy relating to motorcycle protective gear used in high and low income settings and her research on young drivers has influenced Australian government legislation on graduated driver licensing.

Rebecca’s expertise lies in injury and falls prevention and trauma care. Her research primarily focusses on the burden and prevention of unintentional injuries, including road injury, falls, burns and drowning, as well as research around trauma care and rehabilitation. She is also particularly interested in injury prevention among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.

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.

 
Last updated: 5 June 2017
 
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