Dr Sandy Braaf
BN, M Training and Development (Melbourne), PhD (Melbourne)
Phone: +61 3 9903 0319
Dr Sandy Braaf is Research Fellow within the Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine working on a project investigating outcomes following serious injury. The RESTORE (REcovery after Serious Trauma—Outcomes, Resources use and patient Experiences) project is a population-based project designed to address the knowledge gap regarding the long-term, societal and family consequences of injury and recovery following trauma. The study is led by Professor Belinda Gabbe and funded by the National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia. Dr Braaf’s background in critical care nursing has led her interest in trauma research.
Dr Braaf’s previous research and doctoral studies at the University of Melbourne involved exploring health care professionals’ communication and health care quality and safety. For her thesis she was awarded the Emeritus Professor Judy Parker Prize for submitting the most meritorious thesis in the discipline of nursing. Her research interests include safety and quality in health care and trauma outcomes.