Professor Rebecca Ivers
Director, Injury Division, The George Institute for Global Health; Professor of Public Health, The University of Sydney
Professor Rebecca Ivers is the Director of the Injury Division at The George Institute. She is an injury epidemiologist who holds a Masters degree in Public Health and PhD in injury epidemiology from the University of Sydney.
She has an appointment as Professor at the University of Sydney and has published widely in the peer reviewed literature in the fields of road traffic injury and falls prevention.
Professor Ivers has been awarded over AU $18 million in research funding since she completed her doctorate. She contributes significant time to work with the Road Traffic Injury Research network, a global not-for-profit agency aimed at supporting development of researchers in low-income country settings.
Professor Ivers leads studies in a diverse range of areas including trauma outcomes, road safety, falls prevention and injury in Aboriginal populations in Australia as well as road injury projects aimed at preventing and managing injury in China, India and Vietnam. She is associate editor for the key journal Injury Prevention, past epidemiology editor for the journal Injury. She has significant and long standing engagement with key policy stakeholders via advisory roles on NSW Government committees, WHO regional advisory committees and the UN Road Safety Collaboration
As Co-Principal Investigator for AITSC, Professor Ivers is leading Intervention 4 – Rehabilitation Prescription which is looking at the standards of care for people with lower limb fractures following trauma in India.