Dr Elizabeth Kilgour (Beth), Senior Research Fellow
Beth’s research and clinical interests involve injured people and the systems that are designed to aid their recovery. Beth uses a variety of qualitative research methods to investigate how, when and why individuals and systems interrelate.
As Senior Researcher with the Australian Centre for Justice Innovation, Beth is currently conducting a review of the Joint Medical Examination process that has been introduced by the Transport Accident Commission in Victoria. Prior to joining the Law Faculty, Beth worked as a Research Fellow with the Monash Centre for Occupational and Environmental Health, investigating the outcomes for Victorian injured workers who had longer-term claims.
Beth completed her PhD in Public Health at Monash University in 2015, and received the Thesis Excellence Award for an Outstanding PhD Thesis and Contribution to Research from the School of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine. During her studies, Beth also completed the Work Disability Prevention Strategic Training Program at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto, Canada. She also holds a Bachelor in Behavioural Science (La Trobe University), a Graduate Diploma in Counselling Psychology (RMIT University) and a Graduate Diploma of Clinical Hypnosis (Australian Society of Hypnosis).
As a registered Psychologist, Beth has over 25 years of clinical practice assisting people who sustained complex and chronic injuries at work or in motor vehicle accidents. She has worked as an Independent Medical Examiner and has appeared as an expert witness in compensation cases before the County Court of Victoria. Beth is registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency, and is a Fellow of the College of Counselling Psychologists. She is also a member of the Australian Psychological Society, the Australian Society of Hypnosis, the Occupational Health Psychology Interest Group, and the Rehabilitation Psychology Interest Group.