Associate Professor Rebecca Mitchell
Centre for Healthcare Resilience and Implementation Science, Australian Institute of Health Innovation
Phone: +61 2 9850 2321
BA (Psych) MA (Psych) MOHS PhD
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.
Rebecca 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.
Rebecca 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 particularly following injury.
Rebecca 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.
Rebecca currently provides expert advice to the:
- NSW Child and Young Person Injury Prevention Working Group for the NSW Advocate for Children and Young People
- NSW Institute of Trauma and Injury Management Health Outcomes Registry Committee
- NSW Institute of Trauma and Injury Management Research Advisory Committee
- NSW Clinical Excellence Commission Children and Young Person Root Cause Analysis Committee
Rebecca is Chair of the Data Management Committee for the Australian and New Zealand Hip Fracture Registry and sits on the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society of Australia’s Honours and Awards Committee. Rebecca’s research examining the cost of paediatric trauma was awarded the ‘Best research oral presentation’ at the Australasian Injury Prevention Conference in 2013 and a systematic review of human factors classification frameworks to identify causal factors for adverse events in hospital settings published in Ergonomics received the Alan Welford Award in 2014 for the best peer-reviewed paper on human factors.