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Injury prevention and management

Real world safety

Our research focuses on safety prevention and injury management, and the impact that injuries have on individuals and society.

Injury prevention and management researchers consider:

  • the individual, including the impairments of movement that lead to fall-related injuries
  • the interaction between the individual and assistive or augmenting technologies, including intelligent transport system design, human-machine interfaces and brain-controlled prostheses
  • society, in areas like education, regulation and enforcement.

Our research includes:

  • human movement studies
  • neuroscience
  • health psychology
  • behavioural economics
  • epidemiology
  • orthopaedics
  • trauma and emergency
  • medical physics
  • civil engineering.

We emphasise developing and evaluating assessment tools and interventions, and monitoring at both the individual and population level.

Our research findings provide insight into how to achieve behaviour change in healthcare consumers who ignore or disregard information about technological advances.

Media releases

Jump test tool to predict athletic performance

Researchers studying the impact of fatigue on athletic performance have developed prototype software that can enable coaches to predict when elite athletes will be too fatigued to perform at their best.

Related research projects

CARRS-Q

Centre for Accident Research and Road Safety - Queensland (CARRS-Q)

Improving Health Outcomes for People

IHOP is a research group within the School of Public Health and Social Work, Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation, Queensland University of Technology.

Chronic Conditions Management

Focuses on chronic health conditions which are present for six months or longer - exploring new ways of managing chronic kidney disease, vascular disease and wound care. We also have research strengths in intensive care and vascular access devices.