Injury Prevention Research Centre

Injury is the leading cause of death for people under 45 years of age. Injuries to the nervous system, such as brain and spinal cord injuries, are particularly devastating - often leading to lifelong disability.
The Injury Prevention Research Centre undertakes research that aims to prevent injuries.

Chief Investigators

A/Prof Lynne Bilston

Contact: +612 9399 1073; 

Prof Stephen Lord

Contact: +612 9399 1061; 

Dr Julie Brown

Contact: +612 9399 1032;

Dr Lorimer Moseley

Contact: +612 9399 1266;

Research Projects

Injuries in car crashes

Road accidents are the commonest cause of serious injury to humans. Research is aimed at understanding how and why these injuries occur, and developing effective preventative strategies. This research program encompasses studies of injury mechanisms in vehicle occupants, and design and evaluation of countermeasures to injury, including public health, educational and engineering solutions.

Falls Injury

Falls are the leading cause of injury-related hospitalisation in persons aged 65 years and over and account for four percent of all hospital admissions in this age-group. The falls injury program undertakes research into the mechanisms of falls, and is developing methods to predict falls risk and prevent falls and injury

Pain after injury

Many trauma patients suffer from ongoing pain as a result of their injuries. Studies are being undertaken to determine how this pain arises from injury, and how it can be treated. This will lead to improved pain management guidelines.

Staff members 
Assoc Prof Lynne Bilston's picture
Professor Lynne Bilston
Principal Research Fellow, Neuroscience Research Australia
NHMRC Senior Research Fellow
T: +612 9399 1673
Prof Stephen Lord's picture
Professor Stephen Lord
Laboratory Director
NHMRC Senior Principal Research Fellow
T: +612 9399 1061
Dr Lorimer Moseley's picture
Professor Lorimer Moseley
Senior Research Fellow, Neuroscience Research Australia
T: +61 8 830 21416
Dr Julie Brown's picture
Dr Julie Brown
Research Fellow
T: +612 9399 1632