Rebecca Mitchell

Rebecca Mitchell

Associate Professor Rebecca Mitchell

Centre for Healthcare Resilience and Implementation Science, Australian Institute of Health Innovation

Phone: +61 2 9850 2321


Twitter: @HealthDataProf


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:

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.

Other publications

Google Scholar profile

Featured projects

Operationalising the WHO International Classification of Patient Safety Framework

Injury and healthcare use

Better outcomes for injured children

Impact of chronic health conditions and injury on school performance

Impact of child and placement characteristics, carer resources and perceptions, and life stressors on care giving

Improving health outcomes in children

Dementia and residential aged care

Dementia and injury rehabilitation

Dementia and injury-related hospitalisations

Health outcomes of injured young people in NSW

Hospitalised injury in NSW: A geographic comparison

Aquaculture Occupational Health and Safety

Other projects

Current research projects

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