Alison Baker-Lewton | People in Injury Prevention

[Sheree Bekker] In the lead up to the 13th Australasian Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion Conference, I invited keynote speaker Dr Alison Baker-Lewton to answer a few questions for our blog. Alison Baker-Lewton is a Senior Lecturer in Social Pedagogy in the College of Arts and Education at Victoria University in Melbourne. She received her PhD in Psychology […]

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Would you choose difficulty accessing health-care?

Hopefully you would answer no to the question “Would you choose difficulty accessing health-care?” But that is the reality for Australians who live in the country. A recent survey of country folk regarding their access to health care, mental health and preventative health was undertaken as part of a collaborative project between the Royal Flying […]

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Lynne Moore | People in Injury Prevention

[Sheree Bekker] In the lead up to the 13th Australasian Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion Conference, I invited keynote speaker Associate Professor Lynne Moore to answer a few questions for our blog. Lynne Moore is an associate professor of epidemiology and biostatistics at the department of social and preventative medicine, Laval University in Québec City. She is recipient […]

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When cows attack: how dangerous are cattle and how can you stay safe around them? | The Conversation

Curious? Or dangerous? Shutterstock   [This post is from Carri Westgarth, University of Liverpool and Marie McIntyre, University of Liverpool] A well-respected retired academic was recently trampled to death by cattle while walking in Oxford. In 2012, my father was hospitalised after being attacked by cows while walking his dogs through a field next to his […]

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Roadway Tragedies: When Will the Madness End?

[Angy El-Khatib] This post is from guest blogger Bethesda Yohannes. Bethesda is an intern at the Injury Prevention Center of Greater Dayton in Dayton, Ohio, United States. She is currently a second year undergradute student in the College of Education and Human Ecology at Ohio State University.  As the journey to reduce traffic-related fatalities continues, more […]

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6 reasons why students should attend conferences

[Sheree Bekker] This post is from guest blogger Amy Vassallo. Amy is a PhD candidate at the Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Sydney and Research Assistant at the Prevention Research Collaboration.  As an advocate for women in science she is the student representative on the Franklin Women Peer Advisory Board and curates their monthly e-newsletter. In 2017 Amy is also the student […]

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There’s strength in numbers when it comes to injury prevention

This week marks the Fourth UN Global Road Safety Week. As noted on the website, the focus is on speed and what can be done to address this key risk factor for road traffic deaths and injuries. Speed contributes to around one-third of all fatal road traffic crashes in high-income countries, and up to half in […]

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