Saving children’s lives: The Botnar Child Road Safety Challenge

  Authors: Margie Peden, Prasanthi Puvanachandra, Dave Elseroad, Ennada Lagouit, Judy Fleiter   According to the World Health Organization, road traffic injuries claim more than 1.35 million lives each year, injure and disable millions more and have a huge impact on victims, families, communities and governments. Road traffic deaths are particularly frequent among children accounting […]

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Kudos: helping you communicate your work

Photo by chuttersnap on Unsplash   Without dissemination, research has no impact.  Kudos was developed to help researchers ensure their publications get found, read and cited in a world of information overload.    The BMJ has partnered with Kudos to provide authors with a way to share your published work that tracks distribution, shows impact, and stays within reuse policies. […]

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Rearview reflections: the role of perspective, context, and transparency in research

[Sheree Bekker] In this blog post, physiotherapist Tracy Blake, shares some key insights from both her injury prevention research and her experiences conducting research. In doing so, she shares some valuable considerations and implications.  Tracy Blake is a physiotherapist with over 12 years experience in the sport, orthopaedics, and acute inpatient settings, including working with […]

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The perspective of the seriously injured rugby player: lessons for injury prevention

  [Sheree Bekker] After reading ‘In a blink of an eye your life can change’: experiences of players sustaining a rugby-related acute spinal cord injury, I simply had to invite the first author, Marelise Badenhorst to write about her paper for this blog.  Marelise Badenhorst is a Physiotherapist and PhD student as part of the Vrije University-NRF […]

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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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