Speaker Presentations

Please find below the presentations available for download. Please be aware that only those presentations where the presenter has provided consent to publish are provided below.

Keynote Presentations

Too tough to tackle?
Professor Andrea Gielen, Johns Hopkins Centre for Injury Research and Policy

The True Impact of Injuries & Violence: Are Our Programs Equal to the Challenge
Professor Stephen Marshall, University of North Carolina

Monday 13 November 2017


Race-day fracture incidence in Irish professional flat and jump horse racing from 2011-2016
Siobhán O'Connor, Dublin City University

Referees are not sanctioning enough illegal tackles in South African youth rugby
James Brown, University of Cape Town

A 10 year analysis of boating and watercraft drowning deaths in Australia
Stacey Pidgeon, Royal Life Saving Society - Australia

The Talk Test : Teaching Non Medical Staff How to Assess Potentially Life Threatening On Field Emergencies - A pilot study
Dheeshana Sayakkarage, Eastern Victoria GP Training

ROP - The Long Dive. Aquatic safety, voluntary endurance breath holding, aquatic activities and competition
Amy Peden, Royal Life Saving Society - Australia

Concurrent Session 2: IP in a GLOBAL SETTING 1 [BURNS]

ROP - Epidemiology and Outcomes of Traumatic Brain Injury in Korean Children
Seung Chul Lee, Dongguk University Ilsan Hospital

Concurrent Session 3: SUICIDE & SELF-HARM

Railway suicide clusters: how common are they and what predicts them?
Lay San Too, University of Melbourne

Taking action on intentional selfpoisoning in the population: do we have the tools?
Eeva-Katri Kumpula, University of Otago

Screening for Suicide Risk
Denny Meyer, Swinburne University of Technology

Strength of the collective and the power of place - A Victorian placebased approach to suicide prevention
Eileesh Diviney, Department of Health and Human Services & Sally Bodenham, Western Victoria Primary Health Network

Concurrent Session 4: CHILDHOOD SAFETY 1

WA Consumer Product Advocacy Network - Reducing the risk of childhood injuries related to consumer products
Scott Phillips, Kidsafe WA

Home injuries in preschoolers. A household quandary - Who is to blame?
Nadeeya Mohamad Nor, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia

Western Australia Childhood Injury Report: Patterns of Injuries among 0-19 year olds in Western Australia, 2001-2011
Anita Stepan, Kidsafe WA

A ten year review of child injury hospitalisations, health outcomes and costs in Australia
Rebecca Mitchell, Macquarie University

Because Life Doesn’t Have a Reset Button: Using Interactive Online Film to Create Risk Awareness Among Youth Audiences
David Gribble, Constable Care Child Safety Foundation

Concurrent Session 5: ROAD SAFETY 1

The utility and impact of coronial recommendations on improving road safety policy and practice and, preventing deaths – a theoretical framework
Marilyn Johnson, Monash University

The Prevention of Back over Collisions
Brian Fildes, Monash University

What could a road safety strategy for Victorian municipal roads look like?
Nick Szwed, KBHALL Pty Ltd

The Australian truck underrun dynamic crash test standard
David Hicks, Transport and Road Safety (TARS) Research

ROP - Preventive effects of motorcycle helmets on clinical outcomes in motorcycle crashes
Ki Ok Ahn, Myoungji Hospital


Road Crash Trauma amongst Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People in New South Wales
Andrew Graham, Transport for NSW

Preventing unintentional injury towards Aboriginal children and young people in NSW: guidelines for policy and practice
Kathleen Clapham, University of Wollongong

The Ironbark Project: developing and trialling a fall prevention program for older Aboriginal people in New South Wales
Caroline Lukaszyk, The George Institute for Global Health

Social marketing research to prevent unintentional injury towards Aboriginal children
Keziah Bennett-Brook, University of Wollongong

Characteristics of hospitalised unintentional poisoning amongst Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal preschool children in New South Wales: a population data linkage study
Caroline Lee, UNSW

Concurrent Session 7: VIOLENCE, ALCOHOL & DRUGS

The co-occurrence of alcohol, drug and mental health symptomology in family violence related ambulance presentations in Victoria
Debbie Scott, Monash University

Unintentional fatal drowning in rivers and the role of alcohol
Amy Peden, Royal Life Saving Society - Australia

Agreement between medical record and ICD-10-AM coding of mental health, alcohol and drug conditions in trauma patients
Tu Nguyen, Monash University

Concurrent Session 8: CHILDHOOD SAFETY 2

Childhood injury prevention: Strategic directions for coordination in New South Wales
Kathleen Clapham, University of Wollongong

Comparison of health outcomes of young people hospitalised with an injury who have and do not have a chronic health condition
Rebecca Mitchell, Macquarie University

Analysing the use of ISOFIX compatible child restraints in Victoria
Jason Chambers, Kidsafe Victoria

ROP - Exploring the comprehension of child restraint instruction manuals and errors in installation
Catherine Ho, Neuroscience Research Australia

Tuesday 14 November 2017

Concurrent Session 9: SPORT - TRANSLATION

Policies and guidelines for the prevention of exertional heat injury published by sports organisations in Victoria, Australia: a qualitative content analysis
Prasanna Gamage, Federation University Australia

Improving information relevance, accessibility, and legitimacy: how key intermediary organisations develop and distribute sports injury prevention and safety promotion resources
Sheree Bekker, Federation University Australia

Concurrent Session 10: WORKPLACE SAFETY 

Estimating the burden of work injury in Australia using a comprehensive national injury claims database
Alex Collie, Monash University

Factors associated with leading indicators of Work Health and Safety: Findings from a national workplace health and safety survey
Miriam Marembo, Monash University

Major farm injury in Victoria: Farmers’ perspectives on recovery
Jessica Beattie, Deakin University

Concurrent Session 11: CONCUSSION & HEAD INJURIES

Message Framing in the Context of Motorcycle Safety Strategies Aimed at Preventing Traumatic Brain Injury
Stephen Marshall, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Concussions: A Conundrum of Uncertainty and the Need to Standardize Care - The Online Concussion Awareness Training Tool – cattonline.com
Jennifer Smith, BC Children's Hospital

Head protection for wheeled recreational device riders: finding the right standard
David Beck, Transport for NSW

Exploring Feasibility of a Newly Designed Composite Face Shield in Mitigation for Blast-Induced Traumatic Brain Injury (bTBI) 
Kwong Ming Tse, The University of Melbourne

A preliminary investigation into field hockey face and head protection systems
Gabrielle Harradine, University of Technology Sydney

Concurrent Session 12: ROAD SAFETY 2

School students’ designs aimed at reducing injury potential at pedestrian level crossings: The TrackSAFE Education High Schools STEM Competition
Janine Ferris, TrackSAFE Foundation

Children and motorbikes: Towards an answer for how young is too young
Bianca Albanese, Neuroscience Research Australia

Safe Journeys Safe Communities: A collaborative approach to road safety education
Louise Cosgrove, Kids and Traffic, Early Childhood Road Safety Education Program

A National Approach to Measuring Non-Fatal Road Injuries
Angela Watson, Queensland University of Technology

Effectiveness of OPDs in Preventing Serious Chest and Other Injuries In Quad Bike Rollovers
David Hicks, Transport and Road Safety (TARS) Research

ROP - Effectiveness of bike lane on bike accidents to prevent hospitalization
Joo Yeong Kim, Korea University Ansan Hospital


It’s report card day! Assessing Canada’s performance in paediatric injury prevention
Ian Pike, University of British Columbia, Canada & Alison Macpherson, York University, Canada Session Chair: Aleksandra Natora

The six thinking hats of evidence based community Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion Programs
Dale Hanson, James Cook University

Cracked Pots
Monica Finch, Ballarat Art Therapies & Maggie Date, Maggie Date Art Therapy

Theatrical Response Group: Using Forum Theatre to Empower Secondary School Communities to Discuss Risk and Safety Issues
Danielle Antaki & David Gribble, Constable Care Child Safety Foundation 


An updated subsequent injury categorisation model (SIC-2.0): data-driven categorisation of subsequent injuries in sport
Liam Toohey, La Trobe University

ROP - Developing Sinhala and Tamil language versions of the ‘Juniors Enjoying Cricket Safely’ injury risk perception questionnaire
Prasanna Gamage, Federation University Australia 


The Inland Waterways Drowning Prevention Project: A study of urban waterway users in two Australian states
Grace Strugnell, Life Saving Victoria

Examining child swimming competency: A comparison of two different modes of delivery for a school swimming and water safety program
Rhiannon Birch, Federation University Australia

Measuring the value of swimming and physical activity
Paul Barnsley, Royal Life Saving Society - Australia

Investigating the context and impact of fatal and non-fatal drowning in India, identifying approaches to prevention
Caroline Lukaszyk, The George Institute for Global Health

Built environment and drowning mortality: historical study of the development of the built environment and its impact on drowning Carolyn Staines, Monash University


Stay On Your Feet®: Learnings for future practice
Rachel Meade, Injury Control Council of WA

Falls before and after cataract surgery: a prospective cohort study evaluating determinants of risk
Lisa Keay, The George Institute for Global Health

The effect of exercise and physical training on falls and physical function in older adults with vision impairment: An updated systematic review and metaanalysis
Lisa Dillon, The George Institute for Global Health

Enhancing our understanding of falls risk - perceptions from the older person
Kristy Robson, Charles Sturt University


Non-fatal drowning in the Australian context
Alison Mahony, Royal Life Saving Society - Australia

Mortality risk among adults hospitalised with hip fracture: a population-based matched cohort study
Reidar Lystad, Macquarie University

Wednesday 16 November 2017

Concurrent Session 17: TRAUMA CARE & OUTCOMES

Physical Activity and Sedentary Behaviour Subsequent to Serious Orthopaedic Injury: A Systematic Review
Christina Ekegren, Monash University

Experiences with navigating and integrating information in the community following spinal cord injury
Alyse Lennox, Monash University

Current Hip Fracture Management in China
Jing Zhang, The George Institute China

Concurrent Session 18: SPORT & RECREATION - RISK FACTORS 

“ACL Injury Ages the Knee by 30 Years”: The Association between ACL/Meniscal Injury and Knee OsteoArthritis Before Age 30 Years
Stephen Marshall, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Is poor hamstring flexibility a risk factor for hamstring strain in Gaelic games?
Siobhán O'Connor, Dublin City University

Increased risk for subsequent lower limb injury following previous injury: a systematic review and meta-analysis
Liam Toohey, La Trobe University

Increasing awareness of drowning risk through the National Inland Waterways Drowning Prevention Program
Amy Peden, Royal Life Saving Society - Australia

Perceived injury risk among junior cricketers in Sri Lanka: a cross sectional survey
Prasanna Gamage, Federation University Australia

ROP - Where do sport/leisure injury prevention efforts need to be targeted?
Himalaya Singh, Federation University


Knowledge translation: Application within injury prevention
Catrina Wold, Injury Matters

Australia’s data availability and use policy: implications for injury research
Joan Ozanne-Smith, Monash University

Secondary and tertiary injury prevention in trauma patients: NSW Institute of Trauma and Injury Management Clinical Review Committee’s current practices and future directions
Kelly Dee, NSW Institute of Trauma and Injury Management


SiN or SiD? Evidence for the effect of cyclist density on potential car vs cyclist collisions at intersections
Jason Thompson, University of Melbourne

Risk factors for falls among older community-dwellers in Shenzhen, China
Ke Peng, The George Institute for Global Health

Regional variation in treated mental health conditions and persistent pain after transport injury across rural and metropolitan Victoria
Melita Giummarra, Monash University

Exploring injury-related fatalities in Australia by remoteness
Richard Franklin, James Cook University

An Evaluation of Emergency Department Management of Mild Traumatic Brain Injury in Adults 16 Years and Older in a Regional Health Setting
Ashlee Brown, Federation University

Incidence and Costs of Injury in Western Australia
Russ Milner, Department of Health WA

ROP - Road safety through improvements to road transport infrastructure and policies
Jayantha Withanaarachchi, City of Greater Geelong