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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 and Societal Outcomes research stream.  She 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 health outcomes, particularly after injury, across the lifespan, often using record linkage techniques to conduct population-based health outcome studies. She has extensive experience in analysing linked data collections to investigate health outcomes, in conducting epidemiological and evaluation studies using mixed methods and in performing systematic reviews.

She is a Fellow of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society of Australia, an editorial board member of BMC Pediatrics, and is an expert member of the Research Advisory Committee and the Clinicians and Researchers Reference Group for the NSW Trauma Outcomes Registry and Quality Evaluation (TORQUE) for the NSW Institute of Trauma and Injury Management, and an expert member of the NSW Child and Young Person Injury Prevention Working Group, NSW Advocate for Children and Young People.  She is a Steering Group member of the Australian and New Zealand Hip Fracture Registry (ANZHFR), a committee member of the ANZHFR Research committee, and Chairs the ANZHFR Data Management committee.  She is also a member of the Community of Practice for CanDLe: Enduring Cancer Data Linkage for health services research.

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.  She has published widely in the peer-review literature as well as producing reports for government agencies.  A/Prof Mitchell supervises PACE, MD, Masters and PhD students interested in health and societal outcomes.

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