In Australia, injuries account for almost 10 per cent of both deaths and hospital admissions and impact disproportionately on the young. In terms of years of potential life lost (up to age 75), injury outweighs cancer and heart disease combined by a factor of more than two.
The World Bank considers injury the fastest growing cause of morbidity and mortality in the world and describes it as "... the [least] researched epidemic of the 20th Century".
We are unique in our dedication to providing robust scientific evidence to underpin the prevention, management and rehabilitation of injury across the full range of injury types, causes and settings, and across the full range of age groups.
And our work has gained the respect of the research community. In 2010 alone our researchers authored more than 60 published peer review journal articles, and we received more than $3.3 million in funding from the Australian Research Council, National Health and Medical Research Council, and Australian federal and state governments.
Our research covers the breadth of injury prevention: