Institute of Health and
Biomedical Innovation
a university for the real world

Injury prevention and trauma management

Our research within this theme promotes population health and wellbeing with a focus on key national health priorities.

What sets our research apart?

Our research is relevant to the real world and stands on its own through:

  • our broad range of expertise in behavioural, biological and clinical sciences
  • our expertise in bio-fabrication and medical imaging
  • extensive partnerships, including engagement and collaboration with the Diamantina Health Partners, the Australia-China Centre for Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine and the Wound Management Innovation Cooperative Research Centre
  • using some of the world's most advanced technologies, approaches and techniques at world-class facilities to conduct our research
  • access to top minds at IHBI, the Medical Engineering Research Facility, TRI, the Queensland Children's Medical Research Institute and QUT's Central Analytical Research Facility.

Multidisciplinary research

We work together in multidisciplinary teams on site, including hospitals and clinics where patients are treated. Close contact with clinicians and patients gives us first-hand understanding of the real world issues that healthcare faces, including social factors, human behaviour and biological risk factors.

Research areas

Our work within the injury prevention and trauma management theme contributes to QUT's research in:


Research within this theme focuses on ailments that affect millions of people. Current studies include:

  • biomedical engineering and health technologies to create new therapies to heal cartilage and reduce arthritis
  • injury prevention and rehabilitation relating to sports injuries among athletes, transport and workplace health and safety
  • biomedical sciences in biological mechanisms and functional consequences of injury
  • disorders of skin and musculoskeletal tissues to develop novel diagnostics and therapeutics for healing and recovery
  • chronic disease interventions
  • trauma and emergency care, including response to disasters.