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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.

Education/Academic qualification

Group-based trajectory modeling for the medical & social sciences short course, Amherst College

Award Date: 14 Jun 2017

Advanced analysis of linked health data: Topics & technologies short course, The University of Western Australia

Award Date: 15 May 2012

PhD, The University of New South Wales

Award Date: 5 May 2009

International Public Health Policy short course, La Trobe University

Award Date: 29 Nov 2006

Social determinants of Indigenous health short course, Menzies School of Health Research

Award Date: 12 Mar 2004

Analysis of linked health data: Principles & hands-on applications short course, Australian National University

Award Date: 1 Jan 2003

Master of Occupational Health & Safety, University of Sydney

Award Date: 13 Apr 1998

Occupational & Environmental Epidemiology short course, University of Sydney

Award Date: 12 Aug 1997

Injury Epidemiology and Prevention short course, World Health Organization

Award Date: 1 Feb 1996

Master of Arts (Psychology), University of Sydney

Award Date: 25 Mar 1994

Bachelor of Arts (Psychology), Macquarie University

Award Date: 22 Apr 1993


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