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Injury Prevention Summit 2023

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Injury Prevention Summit 2023

May 11 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

Injury is Everyone’s Business

The Injury Prevention Summit is a one-day event held biennially by Injury Matters, via the Know Injury program, with funding from the Western Australian Department of Health.

The event will be held on 11th May 2023 and will bring together injury prevention and safety promotion practitioners, policymakers and Local Governments from across Western Australia to share knowledge and build capacity to integrate injury prevention and safety promotion practices into their work.

Expect Keynote presentations from experts Denise Sullivan, Director of Chronic Disease Prevention at the Department of Health, Lucy Saunders, Director and Founder of Healthy Streets, and Professor Tanya Chikritzhs, lead of the Alcohol Policy Research team at the National Drug Research Institute.

The Injury Prevention Summit aims to facilitate collaboration within the sector by exploring the cross cutting factors contributing to injury, while providing the space to exchange knowledge, ideas, and information across WA.

The three sessions for the day include Evidence-Informed Injury Prevention, Safe Streets, and Preventing Harm from Alcohol.

In-person registration, networking, and refreshments to open from 9:00am for in-person attendees, with formalities to commence at 9:30am. Morning tea, lunch, and afternoon tea will be provided for in-person attendees.

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2023 Injury Prevention Summit Program

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Our Speakers

Jodie Nikolic
Jodie’s life changed forever when she was struck by a motor vehicle whilst cycling. The driver, was over the legal alcohol limit, found to be fatigued at the time as well as using their mobile phone whist driving. Working as a dietician and gym operator, the spinal cord injuries Jodie sustained in this cycling accident completely changed the course of her life.

Jodie is an engaging presenter and has a passion for educating drivers. Her goal is to help minimise the number of drivers on Australian roads that continue to use their phones or drive whilst intoxicated.


Dr Denise Sullivan 
Dr Sullivan is Director Chronic Disease Prevention with the Department of Health. In this role she leads the development of state chronic disease and injury prevention policy and planning frameworks and contributes to the shaping of the national preventive health policy agenda. Her professional interests cover many aspects of chronic disease and injury prevention encompassing health communications, health promotion and research, public policy on health, and workforce planning and development. She has a particular interest in furthering collaborations with other sectors with a mutual interest in promoting a more active and healthier WA community, creating and sustaining environments that support this.


Dr Delia Hendrie
Dr Hendrie is a senior lecturer in the School of Public Health at Curtin University. Delia’s main research interests include policy and program evaluation, in relation to evaluating their effectiveness and cost-effectiveness.

Much of her recent work in this field has been evaluating the impact of population health measures, clinical interventions, and public health laws, and she collaborates widely with health professionals, government agencies, private sector agencies, and community groups.


Lauren Humphreys
Lauren Humphreys is the Senior Research and Evaluation Officer within the Chronic Disease Prevention Directorate at the WA Department of Health. In this role, she provides expert advice on evaluation and related research pertaining to chronic disease and injury prevention activities, projects, and funded programs. Her interests include building professional capacity for research and evaluation, improving data literacy and accessibility, and discovering innovative ways to use and share data to inform policy and program planning.



Lucy Saunders
Healthy Streets was developed by Lucy Saunders through her research on the interface of urban spaces and human health. She is a unique combination of public health specialist, urbanist and transport planner. Lucy works with organisations across the world adapting her Healthy Streets Approach to each context. She also collaborates with kind and brilliant people to create exciting new things that help to improve population health. The success of this Approach is its wide-reaching resonance across political, special interest and professional divides; used to engage, influence and coordinate a wide range of stakeholders around a coherent vision.


Tim Judd
Tim has twenty-two years’ experience in the area of Transportation and Land Use Planning, Road Safety, Public Transport and Active Travel. Tim is a board member of the Streets for People WA advocacy body, a member of the Cycling Walking Australia and New Zealand Design Innovations Working Group, and a panel member of Main Roads WA/IPWEA Road Safety Panel. As an accredited Healthy Streets practitioner and designer Tim has vast experience with Healthy Streets having been on the small industry working group to develop the Healthy Streets design check tool for Australia.


Terri-Anne Pettet
Terri-Anne brings more than 25 years of experience in road safety research, policy development, strategic and operational program planning, and delivery. She currently manages WALGA’s road safety policy and RoadWise team, working with Local Governments across Western Australia.

Terri-Anne is the Deputy Member representing Local Government on the Road Safety Council of WA, a Director of the Board of Injury Matters and is the Deputy Chair of the WA Chapter of the Australasian College of Road Safety. Terri-Anne is passionate about engaging, inspiring, and supporting Local Governments to move towards evidence-based, better practices road safety.



Professor Tanya Chikritzhs
Tanya leads the Alcohol Policy and Strategy Research team at the National Drug Research Institute, Curtin University. She has qualifications in epidemiology and biostatistics, 25 years’ experience spanning many areas of alcohol research and an international profile as an expert in her field.

Tanya has published over 300 peer reviewed journal articles, reports and book chapters on evaluations of alcohol policy and alcohol epidemiology.


Jo Woodruff
Jo has 20+ years of experience working in the public and private health sectors as a physiotherapist & lactation consultant before completing a Graduate Diploma in Health Promotion and a Graduate Certificate in Agricultural Health & Medicine.

Jo is currently employed as the Wheatbelt Alcohol & Other Drug Prevention Coordinator with Holyoake’s Wheatbelt Community Alcohol & Drug Service. AOD prevention focuses on supporting communities & organisations to develop & implement grass-roots, evidence-based initiatives that aim to improve protective factors and reduce the harms associated with AOD use.


Alison Grainger
Allison is an experienced and passionate researcher, with more than fifteen years’ experience in the market and social research industry. She has worked for clients in both the public and private sectors, and across a range of areas, including health, mental health, road safety, education, alcohol and drugs, tourism, employment, environment and sustainability. Allison has experience in the development and execution of behaviour change interventions and communications (formative, concept testing and evaluation research), community attitude tracking, community and consumer segmentation, stakeholder consultation, corporate reputation and brand guidance research.


Injury Matters Cancellation and Refund Policy

  • Participants may request a refund or transfer their registration to another person if they are unable to attend.
  • Cancellation or requests to transfer registration to another person must be received in writing by emailing i[email protected] within five (5) working days of the event.
  • No tentative bookings will be accepted.
  • Non-attendance or cancellations received within five (5) working days of the start of the event will incur the full fee.

If you are experiencing financial hardship but would like to attend this event, please contact [email protected] so we can accommodate for your needs.


May 11
9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Event Category:


Know Injury
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Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre
21, Mounts Bay Road
Perth, WA 6000 Australia
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