News and events

COMPARE Project Team wins 2021 Dean's Award

The 2021 Dean's Award for Economic and Social Impact (Team) was awarded to our COMPARE Project Team: Professor Alex Collie, Dr Shannon Gray, Dr Tyler Lane, Mr Luke Sheehan, Dr Michael Di Donato, Associate Professor Ross Iles, and Dr Caryn van Vreden.

DECRA for Dr Shannon Gray

One of our team members, Dr Shannon Gray was awarded with the Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery Early Career Research Award (DECRA) to investigate the movement of Australians injured in road traffic accidents through the established benefits systems.

With the ultimate goal of reducing the road traffic crash burden in Australia, on individuals, their families, and on the nation's social support systems, the project will determine the impact of pre-claim social factors on compensation system outcomes including claim duration, benefits and costs, and the impact of compensation system design on claim and social outcomes of road traffic crash survivors. Addressing an unmet need, this project will determine the impact of macro-level compensation system design on social and claim outcomes and allows identification of groups at higher risk for poor post-crash outcomes, in whom earlier identification and intervention can improve these, and potentially save the Australian economy $300m annually.

New Centre of Research Excellence (CRE) in Compensable Injury Recovery

NHMRC funded Centre of Research Excellence: Better health outcomes after compensable injury. NHMRC’s largest scheme, provides funding over five years for the highest performing researchers. Led by the University of Queensland, Prof Alex Collie is a Chief Investigator of the CRE, which will start in 2022.

UPCOMING EVENTS

33rd International Congress on Occupational Health (ICOH)

6-10 February 2022 | Virtual event hosted in Melbourne and Rome
Open to Members and non-members, cost from EUR 145

The ICOH Congress is recognised as the most relevant Congress in the world for occupational health professionals, policy makers, academics and researchers across a multitude of disciplines. With the theme "Sharing solutions in occupational health through and beyond the pandemic", ICOH 2022 will be a forum to share knowledge, discuss best practices and share solutions for better worker health worldwide.

Join Professor Alex Collie from the Healthy Working Lives Research Group as he presents "The relationship between work disability and subsequent suicide or self-harm: a scoping review".

Find out more at icoh2022.net

PAST EVENTS

28th International Symposium on Epidemiology in Occupational Health (EPICOH2021)

October 2021

Prevalence, predictors and wag replacement duration associated with diagnostic imaging in Australian workers with accepted claims for the low back pain: a retrospective cohort study

Presented by Dr Michael Di Donato

28th International Symposium on Epidemiology in Occupational Health (EPICOH2021)

October 2021

Patterns of opioid dispensing and associated wage replacement duration in workers with accepted claims for low back pain: a retrospective cohort study

Presented by Dr Michael Di Donato

2021 Injury & Disability Schemes Virtual Seminar

October 2021

  • Framework to help guide the development and efficacy of outcome measures from a client, stakeholder, and scheme health perspective – A/Prof Ross Iles and Andrew Fronsko
  • Suicide and self-harm following work injury and disability: A global evidence review – Prof Alex Collie and Dr Shannon Gray
  • N-of-1 Trials: Custom-built for patient-centred care – Chair: A/Prof Ross Iles
  • Collaborative Partnership to Improve Work Participation – Where to from here? Part 1 – A/Prof Ross Iles
  • Read recap here

Return to Work Matters webinar

2021

Prevalence and patterns of health service use in compensated Australian workers with low back pain

Presented by Dr Michael Di Donato

2020 International Population Data Linkage Network Conference

November 2020

Development and initial validation of a harmonised multi jurisdiction work injury compensation database

Presented by Dr Michael Di Donato

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