ISCRR launches blueprint for the future

Alex Collie

Professor Alex Collie

The Institute for Safety, Compensation and Recovery Research (ISCRR) has launched an ambitious strategy for the next six years to 2020.

Strategy 2020 provides a framework for the research-policy partnership in five broad areas: safe and healthy workplaces, evidence-informed claims management, primary health care, smart independent living environments and improving trauma care.

A joint initiative of Worksafe Victoria, the Transport Accident Commission (TAC) and Monash University, ISCRR facilitates research and best practice in injury prevention, rehabilitation and compensation.

Since establishing in 2009, ISCRR has conducted major research in a range of areas including the long-term recovery outcomes for people with traumatic brain injury, the role GPs play in injured workers returning to work, and the impact of stressful compensation claims on recovery times.

CEO of ISCRR, Professor Alex Collie said the strategy is a landmark in the evolution of ISCRR, providing the blueprint for future research.

“Strategy 2020 will guide our activities over the coming six years, a period in which we will bring the considerable research expertise of Monash University to bear on some of the major challenges facing the Victorian Workcover Authority and the Transport Accident Commission,” he said.

“I am confident that ISCRR will play an important role in improving the performance of the Victorian occupational health and safety and injury compensation systems, for the benefit of our partners and the community,” Professor Collie said.

As well as building on achievements over the last five years, Strategy 2020 introduces a new model to establish greater research capacity at the University’s Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences, the Faculty of Business and Economics and the Monash University Accident Research Institute. The development will enable researchers to work together across departments and disciplines to tackle challenges in occupational health and safety, injury compensation and recovery research.

For more information, download Strategy 2020 or visit the ISCRR website.