Guest Blog: ‘Breaking Down Walls – Taking Translation and Dissemination to the Next Level’

  Often, when people think of translational research, it is through the lens of Grand Rounds, seminars, and conference presentations. It is usually clinical in nature and comes directly from the researcher. There is another type of translational research – NIH calls it Type 2 translation. I am part of a Type 2 translational research team at a […]

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“The Beautiful Game”… minus headers?: Discussing USSF’s recent announcement to limit headers in youth soccer leagues

In the United States, sports-related traumatic brain injuries (concussions and otherwise) have been a HOT topic. In 2013, approximately 4,500 former NFL players sued the league, claiming that the NFL failed to educate, manage, and protect its players from head injuries. Judges approved a settlement of $765 million that would fund concussion-related compensation, including medical […]

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Children in virtual traffic testing situations – can we approximate real traffic situations?

Young children are developmentally very bad at traffic safety. This was early demonstrated by Swedish researcher Stina Sandels in the 1960’s. In her groundbreaking studies where she studied children’s behaviour in traffic situations, she came to the conclusion that children under the age of 12 are developmentally unable to handle traffic in a safe way. […]

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Home safety and the prevention of falls

The Royal Children’s Hospital (RCH) Safety Centre has created a new online resource to tackle the number one cause of injury to children in Victoria, Australia – falls. Targeting parents of children aged from birth to 14 years old, the site details simple steps parents and caregivers can take to prevent common injuries by age […]

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Risky opinions

“If you are a parent, you know that kids love to keep making circles” ~ Takaharu Tezuka This charming Ted Talk from architect Takaharu Tezuka captured my imagination. It beautifully illustrates how architecture can positively influence physical activity levels – and we all have heard that sitting is the new smoking – however, I could not […]

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More background on our blogging team

Blog 3: So today I wanted to share some more background on our blogging team. As an applied social psychologist, I find this information very interesting indeed! What excites you about being part of the Injury Prevention social media editorial team?   Sheree Bekker: The invaluable conversation that has sprung up around scholarly work through the […]

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More background on our new blogging team

Today I will share more about our blogging team members. Blog 2: Explain your injury prevention research and interests. Sheree Bekker: My research investigates safety promotion and injury prevention policy and practice within community sport in Australia. I have a particular interest in dissemination and social marketing. The overall purpose of my research is to allow […]

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Injury prevention and Indigenous Australians

Yesterday I came across a report which estimated the fatal burden of disease and injury for Indigenous Australians. Included were estimates of the magnitude of the fatal burden ‘gap’ between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians. The Burden of Disease Study: Fatal burden of disease in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 2010 report includes fatal burden calculations in […]

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World Health Day 2015

In case you didn’t know, today, the 7th of April, is World Health Day 2015. As can be read on the World Health Organization website, WHO hopes to highlight the challenges and opportunities associated with food safety under the slogan “From farm to plate, make food safe.” “Food production has been industrialized and its trade […]

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