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SOLD OUT Injury Prevention Masterclass

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SOLD OUT Injury Prevention Masterclass

10 August 2023 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm


In this Masterclass on Injury Prevention, we will explore injury prevention in an informal setting. Injury Prevention experts from various sectors will come together to chat about their work across a variety of disciplines. This class is aimed at those who:

  • want to know more about injury prevention.
  • who work in a specific area of injury prevention and want to expand their knowledge.
  • Undergraduate students in public health, health promotion, or built environment.
  • Ph.D. and Masters students starting out in exploring injury prevention.
  • work in health promotion or prevention and want to explore, discuss, and be involved in preventing injuries.

Injuries are a major healthcare issue in Australia. Injuries are a leading cause of death and disability with around 575,000 hospitalisations in 2020-21 and 13,400 deaths in 2019-20. Falls are the most common cause of hospitalisation, followed by contact with objects, then transport accidents. In terms of deaths, falls are the highest, followed by suicide, accidental poisoning, and transport accidents.

This masterclass aims to share knowledge about injury prevention with Injury Prevention experts from various sectors in an informal group environment. Attendees can listen, learn, interact with colleagues, and enjoy networking during breaks.

Read about our incredible line-up of presenters:

  • Learn all about Injury Prevention 101 with Public Health Professor Richard Franklin.
  • Chat with Wendy Sun, Senior Health Researcher from the Department of Health, about epidemiology and the burden of disease.
  • Speak with Amy Hunter, Principal Policy Officer in Injury Prevention at the Department of Health, about the role of policy in preventing injury.
  • Talk with the Australian Council of Smoking and Health (ACOSH) about preventing vaping-related injuries advocacy in Australia.
  • Connect with Kidsafe WA’s CEO Scott Phillips, who will speak about the importance of collaboration in advocacy: getting a seat at the table where decisions are made about child product safety.
  • Explore the research on Translating Systems Thinking into practice to understand and prevent injury and incidents with ECU Professor Caroline Finch AO.
  • Meet and chat with Roisin Sweeney, our Research and Evaluation Practice Lead from Injury Matters, about how falls prevention research translates into evidence-informed practices.
  • Understand how injury prevention approaches are applied in drowning prevention with Lauren Nimmo, Senior Manager of Research, Media and
  • Communications at Royal Life Saving WA and Associate Professor Justine Leavy from the Curtin School of Population Health.
  • Hear from Justine Smith, Acting Coordinator for the Perth Bike Network and Programs – Urban Mobility , Department of Transport who will cover a broad description of the work her team does in the context of injury prevention and safety.
  • Wrap up the day with Rachel Meade- General Manager, Research and Advocacy at Injury Matters, who will take us through “How do we translate our knowledge gained from research and evaluation to the injury prevention sector.”

This Know Injury training is delivered by Injury Matters and funded by the Western Australian Department of Health.


10 August 2023
9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Event Category:


Know Injury
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The Hub, Bentley Technology Park
2 Brodie Hall Drive
Perth, Western Australia 6102 Australia
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08 9451 0888
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