Associate Professor Chakrit Hirunpetcharat, Deputy Dean for Research and Innovation, FPH-MU, warmly welcomed Professor Rebecca Ivers to share her ideas on collaborative research and activities on November 7th, 2018 along with Dr Jagnoor Jagnoor. They were joined by Lecturer Dr Kitiphong Harncharoen Epidemiology Department Head and his colleagues.
Professor Ivers serves as the Head of the School of Public Health and Community Medicine, University of New South Wales, Sydney and Professorial Fellow of the George Institute for Global Health. In addition, she is an Honorary Professorial Fellow in the Injury Division, a Public Health Professor, Faculty of Medicine, an Honorary Professor at Sydney Medical School, University of Sydney, a Professor at Flinders University and when she finds time, a Visiting Professor for the Faculty of Health, University of Technology Sydney.
Professor Ivers is also an injury epidemiologist and leading researcher in global health. Recognized for her expertise in studying injury, trauma care and falls prevention, Professor Ivers designs and leads large observational studies and randomized trials focusing on injury in high risk populations in Australia and in low and middle income countries in Asia.
She reported, “My team works closely with Aboriginal people and community organizations in various settings around Australia to understand the challenges and needs around road safety, injury and trauma care and to find ways to effect change.
Dr Jagnoor Jagnoor is a senior research fellow and is Head of Injury Division, India. Dr Jagnoor is an Early Career Fellow – NHMRC, with a background in injury epidemiology. She has a conjoint appointment as Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Medicine, UNSW and an honorary Senior Lecturer appointment, School of Public Health University of Sydney, and The John Walsh Centre for Rehabilitation Research. She is currently affiliated with the Kolling Institute for Medical Research. She has published widely in the peer-reviewed literature in the field of unintentional injuries.
Dr Jagnoor’ s research interests are exploring the impact of injuries, assessing issues of equity and vulnerability in the distribution of the burden of injuries, evaluating potential interventions to reduce the burden of injuries in Australia, Africa and Asia and contributing to data for decision making in preventing injuries and improving recovery post injury.
Her current research spans a broad range, including injury prevention, rehabilitation, health-related quality of life, economic impact and alternate systems of insurance with respect to injury, whiplash and mild traumatic brain injury. She is passionate about the creating new knowledge to best address the injury burden in low middle-income populations with competing health needs. She is engaged in several projects in LMIC working on injury surveillance systems, road injuries, burns, falls and drowning.