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Dr Lystad is a Research Fellow at the Health Outcomes Stream at the Australian Institute of Health Innovation, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Macquarie University. Dr Lystad is an injury epidemiologist with a particular interest in traumatic brain injury, spinal injury, paediatric trauma, and sports injury. His research is centred around conducting large population-based studies using data linkages of administrative data collections to investigate health outcomes following injury and to guide improvements in health service delivery and health policy.

Research interests

Injury Epidemiology; Neuroepidemiology; Traumatic Brain Injury; Concussion; Spinal Injury; Sports Injury; Combat Sports

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Research Outputs

“Death is certain, the time is not”: mortality and survival in Game of Thrones

Lystad, R. P. & Brown, B. T., 10 Dec 2018, In : Injury Epidemiology. 5, 1, p. 1-9 9 p., 44.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
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  • 2 Citations (Scopus)
  • 1 Citation (Scopus)

    Mortality risk among older Australians hospitalised with hip fracture: a population-based matched cohort study

    Lystad, R. P., Cameron, C. M. & Mitchell, R. J., 1 Dec 2017, In : Archives of Osteoporosis. 12, 1, p. 1-8 8 p., 67.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 10 Citations (Scopus)

    The epidemiology of injuries in mixed martial arts: A systematic review and meta-analysis

    Lystad, R. P., Gregory, K. & Wilson, J., Jan 2014, In : Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine. 2, 1, p. 1-10 10 p.

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    Open Access
  • 44 Citations (Scopus)
    54 Downloads (Pure)


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    3rd Annual Virtual BioNetwork 2020 Research Symposium on Dementia

    Tejal Shah (Chair), Nino Kordzakhia (Organiser), Andrew Care (Organiser), Reidar Lystad (Organiser), Yordanka Krastev (Organiser), Xianlin Zheng (Organiser), Yiqing Lu (Member of programme committee)
    14 Sep 202015 Sep 2020

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    Press / Media

    Battling brain injuries

    Rebecca Mitchell & Reidar Lystad


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