If you catch World Cup fever, here’s how to prevent injuries | The Conversation

  This article by Dr. Oluwatoyosi Owoeye, University of Calgary was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article.  Dr. Owoeye is a clinician (physical therapist) scientist and currently a post-doctoral research fellow at the Sport Injury Prevention Research Centre, University of Calgary. His research focuses on the generation and implementation of knowledge that informs the […]

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Grenfell: a year on, here’s what we know went wrong | The Conversation

 [SB] As injury prevention researchers, policymakers, and practitioners our work is most often successful when it isn’t noticeable – when safety measures are working and people are safe. As a result, our work is often rendered socially invisible until safety measures fail. The Grenfell Tower fire (June 2017) has, unfortunately and tragically, brought our oft-hidden or […]

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Injury Prevention: Achieving Population-Level Change

  Injury Prevention: Achieving Population-Level Change | Supplement, Injury Prevention Editors: Natalie Wilkins, PhD; Roderick McClure MBBS, PhD; Karin Mack, PhD   Why this supplement, now? Upon reviewing injury prevention’s recent history, the editors identified a developing struggle. Following injury prevention’s conceptualization as a public health problem in the 1960s, there was an escalation of […]

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International Safety Media Awards – call for entries

Using media to promote safety and prevent injuries I have been intrigued by how best we can use The Media and (multi)media itself to promote safety and prevent injuries ever since attending the Mayo Clinic Social Media and Healthcare Summit in 2015. At the time, I wrote here on the Injury Prevention blog: “Sometimes we need to advocate […]

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I sometimes wonder if there is such a thing as “injury prevention”

  [Sheree Bekker] Injury Prevention has had an exciting start to 2018 with Professor Roderick McClure beginning his tenure as Editor-In-Chief. If you have not yet done so, be sure to read his first editorial: Injury Prevention: Where to from here? To kick off this blog for 2018, I asked Rod a few questions about his vision […]

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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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