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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Pondering the peanutabout…..

I read the StreetsBlogUSA post Study: Diagonal Intersections are Especially Dangerous for Cyclists today with great interest, for a number of reasons that I thought I would share with you. Firstly, there is no doubt that cyclists are a vulnerable road user group, and that particular segments of road are more problematic for cyclists. The research cited […]

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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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Concussion in sport: Changing the “Culture”

  Photo by Scott Beale / Laughing Squid CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 [SB] Concussion remains the current hot topic in sports injury prevention. Injury Prevention has published many an article on the topic, including the recent An examination of concussion education programmes: a scoping review methodology. I have blogged about this here too. I have invited Dr Johna Register-Mihalik (follow her […]

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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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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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“Drive Your Bike, Don’t Just Ride It”

Last week, I wrote a short blog highlighting a publication in this month’s issue of Injury Prevention which stressed the need to gather “better” data as a step towards improving future bicycle safety endeavors. This week, I am absolutely delighted to introduce a guest blog by someone who is equally passionate and enthusiastic about data […]

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Concern for prehospital care/ambulance services

I spent last week travelling in Adjumani district (located in Northern Uganda) as part of an exercise in improving the quality of immunization data through support supervision and mentor-ship. This required us as a team to visit as many of the health facilities in the district as possible. Due to the limited sources of our […]

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BokSmart: 5 questions with Dr James Brown

A study in the June 2015, Volume 21, Issue 3 of Injury Prevention, The BokSmart intervention programme is associated with improvements in injury prevention behaviours of rugby union players: an ecological cross-sectional study comes to us from researchers based in South Africa. This research assessed whether player behaviour improved since the launch of the BokSmart […]

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