Home and community
Since the 1980s, Monash has recognised the need to bring the rigours of scientific analysis and research into our domestic and recreational settings to aid the prevention of serious injury.
More Victorians die from injuries suffered in home, sport and leisure settings each year than do on our states roads. And we are nearly four times more likely to be admitted to hospital for injuries sustained in home and sports activities than for transport related incidents - in fact, more than 37,000 Victorians, on average, require hospital admission each year because of injuries they suffered while at home or at play.
VISU has been analysing, interpreting and disseminating Victorian data on injury deaths, hospital admissions and emergency department presentations across the state, nationally and internationally for more than 20 years.
Through high-quality research, education and community engagement, MUDRI are challenging and supporting communities, governments and organisations to strengthen their resilience against major disasters.
Researchers within the Injury Outcomes Research Unit seek to understand how people recover from injury and the role that compensation and insurance system play in the recovery process.
Our team draws upon all MUARC research themes (transport, workplace, home and community) to guide emergency service organisations towards the safest possible workplace conditions for those who are called upon during times of need, and the members of the community who are affected.