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Belinda is the Head of Pre-hospital, Emergency and Trauma research in the School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine at Monash University and is an Australian Research Council Future Fellow. She has established a record of research excellence and strong dedication to empowering early career researchers.
Over the past 15 years, Belinda has established the largest and most comprehensive studies of injury outcomes globally. These studies have advanced our understanding of the long term personal, social and economic costs of serious injury. Belinda’s research has resulted in considerable long term benefits for the local, national and international community. Her research evaluating the Victorian State Trauma System has saved lives, improved health outcomes for patients, and reduced costs to the health care system.
Notably, Belinda’s research into the long-term impacts of injury is providing critical data about the experiences of trauma survivors in Victoria. This unique and unparalleled program of research allows people living with the impacts of injury to share their experiences and contribute to the design of the trauma system and services.
Her research has provided necessary data to drive the United Kingdom’s transition to regionalised trauma systems, following the model used in Victoria. This transition resulted in a rapid and significant reduction in trauma mortality.
Belinda’s research has had measurable impacts on the outcomes of people sustaining serious injuries in Victoria and internationally, and will continue to generate long-term benefits for seriously injured people into the future.
Reviewed 12 July 2019