Planning the implementation of an injury prevention programme

(Photo: Steve CC BY-NC-ND 2.0) I have invited Dr Alex Donaldson (follow him on Twitter @AlexDonaldson13), of the Australian Centre for Research into Injury in Sport and its Prevention, to share a little more about their new paper published open access in Injury Prevention: “We have the programme, what next? Planning the implementation of an injury prevention […]

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More on writing

I am not a fan of Elsevier and thus ambivalent about posting this. But, on balance, it may help some novice authors and perhaps some more experienced ones as well. Check out this link to the Elsevier Publishing Campus… many pdfs available to download on various aspects of writing and publishing. Hope it works. https://www.publishingcampus.elsevier.com/pages/154/Colleges/College-of-Skills-Training/Resources-for-Skills-Training/Quick-Guides-and-Downloads.html […]

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Undergraduate research experience

I read an interesting blog last week in which two undergraduate students shared their perspectives after completing a research placement, and it prompted me to reflect upon my own research training, and how much of what we researchers – while it sometimes feels as if it is innate – is actually learned skills and abilities […]

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Howzat?! An Injury Prevention and Prediction App for Cricket?

As the 1st test is underway between Australia and New Zealand at the Gabba, British Medical Journal Injury Prevention brings you an interview with Dr Naj Soomro, a physician with a passion for Technology and Sports Medicine in Cricket. I met Dr Soomro at the National Conference of Sports Medicine Australia last month where I […]

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Water safety in Australia: The Royal Life Saving National Drowning Report 2015

Kudos to Royal Life Saving for releasing both an infographic and video along with their National Drowning Report 2015, making the content more accessible and easier to share. The video – linking data, story, and prevention measures – is an excellent example of a clear, simple way of disseminating research findings. This important information, in […]

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Botswana reflections: on learning the ABCs

I am currently in Botswana: a landlocked southern-African country of roughly two million people. I grew up here, and it is a place that I consider one of the most beautiful in the world (particularly the Okavango Delta – a bucket list destination for wildlife). The country and its people were beautifully portrayed in this music […]

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Can we utilise coaching science to improve injury prevention practices?

Basketball Team by BoB McElroy licenced under CC BY 2.0 This week I invited Dr Scott Talpey (follow him on Twitter @s_talps), a research fellow at the Australian Centre for Research into Injury in Sport and its Prevention, to share his insights on sports coaching science and injury prevention – given that a couple of previous Injury […]

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Dying en route to safety – the mortality rates of refugees to Europe

Refugees are often barred from conventional modes of transport, and thus reduced to using unsafe means of travel. But people who are running away from horrible risks are willing to take quite extreme risks. Or as stated by the somalian-british poet Warsan Shire “you have to understand that no one puts their children in a […]

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Dissemination and implementation of best practice in falls prevention across Europe

As injury prevention researchers, practitioners, and policy-makers, we are all aware that falls are an important public health issue. Today I wanted to profile a novel approach to preventing falls. Dr Helen Hawley-Hague of the University of Manchester is the Scientific Coordinator of ProFouND, the Prevention of Falls Network for Dissemination, and she has shared with […]

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