Rebecca Mitchell

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

  • 1504 Citations
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1995 …2023
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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 2023

Identifying and addressing unwarranted clinical variation in hip fracture care to improve health outcomes

Close, J., Harvey, L. A., Harris, I. A. & Mitchell, R.


Project: Research

CareTrack Aged: appropriate care delivered to Australians living in residential aged care

Braithwaite, J., Cameron, I., Kitson, A., Reed, R., Georgiou, A., Gray, L., Rapport, F., Arnolda, G., Westbrook, J., Wiles, L., Ting, P., Hibbert, P., Mitchell, R., Gordon, S. & Runciman, W.


Project: Research

Research Outputs 1995 2020

The neglected millions: the global state of aquaculture workers' occupational safety, health and well-being

Watterson, A., Jeebhay, M. F., Neis, B., Mitchell, R. & Cavalli, L., Jan 2020, In : Occupational and Environmental Medicine. 77, 1, p. 15-18 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Occupational Health
Wounds and Injuries

Using the WHO International Classification of patient safety framework to identify incident characteristics and contributing factors for medical or surgical complication deaths

Mitchell, R., Faris, M., Lystad, R., Fajardo Pulido, D., Norton, G., Baysari, M., Clay-Williams, R., Hibbert, P., Carson-Stevens, A. & Hughes, C., 1 Jan 2020, In : Applied Ergonomics. 82, 8 p., 102920.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Patient Safety

Access to rehabilitation services for older adults living with dementia or in a residential aged care facility following a hip fracture: healthcare professionals’ views

Mitchell, R., Fajardo Pulido, D., Ryder, T., Norton, G., Brodaty, H., Draper, B., Close, J. C. T., Rapport, F., Lystad, R., Harris, I., Harvey, L., Sherrington, C., Cameron, I. D. & Braithwaite, J., 23 Jul 2019, In : Disability and Rehabilitation. p. 1-12 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Hip Fractures
Delivery of Health Care
New Zealand

Applying a developmental lens to examine injury mortality in young people in Australia, 2001-2013

Seah, R. & Mitchell, R. J., Sep 2019, In : Health Promotion Journal of Australia. 30, 3, p. 303-310 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Wounds and Injuries
Motor Vehicles

CareTrack Aged: the appropriateness of care delivered to Australians living in residential aged care facilities: a study protocol

Hibbert, P. D., Wiles, L. K., Cameron, I. D., Kitson, A., Reed, R. L., Georgiou, A., Gray, L., Westbrook, J., Augustsson, H., Molloy, C. J., Arnolda, G., Ting, H. P., Mitchell, R., Rapport, F., Gordon, S. J., Runciman, W. B. & Braithwaite, J., 1 Jun 2019, In : BMJ Open. 9, 6, p. 1-7 7 p., e030988.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
Quality of Life
Practice Guidelines
Research Ethics Committees
Managed Care Programs