Rebecca Mitchell

Associate Professor, PhD, MOHS, MA (Psych), BA (Psych)

  • 1222 Citations
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1995 …2021
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Rebecca Mitchell is an Associate Professor with the Centre for Healthcare Resilience and Implementation Science in the Australian Institute of Health Innovation at Macquarie University and leads the Health Outcomes research stream.  A/Prof Mitchell is a psychologist and injury epidemiologist and her research focuses on the conduct of large-scale epidemiological and mixed-methods research to guide improvements in health service delivery and health policy. A/Prof Mitchell has established a research program examining injury across the lifespan, often using record linkage techniques, to conduct population-based health outcome studies. She has extensive experience in analysing large health-related administrative data collections, and linked data collections, to investigate health outcomes following injury. A/Prof Mitchell has a strong history of conducting research that has informed public health policy and health service practice, particularly in the areas of hip fracture among older people, paediatric trauma, patient safety, fall injury prevention, work-related injury, water safety, and road safety.

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Projects 2015 2021

Research Output 1995 2019

Occupational injury and disease in the Australian aquaculture industry

Mitchell, R. J. & Lystad, R. P. 1 Jan 2019 In : Marine Policy. 99, p. 216-222 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

service industry
occupational disease
occupational injury
aquaculture industry

A 10-year review of child injury hospitalisations, health outcomes and treatment costs in Australia

Mitchell, R., Curtis, K. & Foster, K. Oct 2018 In : Injury Prevention. 24, 5, p. 344-350 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Health Care Costs
Wounds and Injuries
Child Mortality
Hospitalized Child

Adoption and use of guidelines for whiplash: an audit of insurer and health professional practice in New South Wales, Australia

Bandong, A. N., Leaver, A., Mackey, M., Ingram, R., Shearman, S., Chan, C., Cameron, I. D., Moloney, N., Mitchell, R., Doyle, E., Leyten, E. & Rebbeck, T. 8 Aug 2018 In : BMC Health Services Research. 18, 1, p. 1-16 16 p., 622

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Insurance Carriers
South Australia
New South Wales
Professional Practice
Wounds and Injuries
Motor Vehicles

Author's response

Bierbaum, M., Curtis, K. & Mitchell, R. 1 Aug 2018 In : Journal of paediatrics and child health. 54, 8, p. 928 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalLetter