Professor Rebecca Ivers

Academic Status

College of Medicine and Public Health

place Sturt West
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

Professor Rebecca Ivers is the Director of the Injury Division at the George Institute for Global Health, based in Sydney. She is Professor, School of Nursing and Midwifery at Flinders University, and Professor of Public Health in the Sydney School of Public Health, University of Sydney.

She is trained in epidemiology and public health and directs a research program with a strong focus on prevention of road injury, fall injury and injury in Aboriginal people as well as work on developing better, more affordable care following trauma in Australia and in low income countries.


MPH, PhD (injury epidemiology)

Honours, awards and grants
  • Category Winner, Innovation. 100 women of influence (Australian Financial Review/Westpac) 2014.
  • NSW Public Health Associations' Public Health Impact Award. July 2014.
  • Australian Injury Prevention Network (AIPN): 2013 AIPN Award for Sustained Achievement. November 2013.
  • Young Tall Poppy Award for Science (October 2008).
  • National Health and Medical Research Council Achievement Award (awarded December 2007)
Supervisory interests
Healthy Ageing
Indigenous health
Injury prevention
Maternal and child health
Public health
Road injury
Higher degree by research supervision
Principal supervisor: Risk factors and burden of falls in older Aboriginal people (Univ of Sydney) (1), Early goal directed rehabilitation for trauma patients, Impact on hospital length of stay and health outcomes (Univ of Sydney) (1), Driver Licensing in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Communities (Univ of Sydney) (1), Factors influencing Social and Health Outcomes in Land Transport Injury in older people (Univ of Sydney) (1)
Associate supervisor: Inequalities in unintentional injuries between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal children in New South Wales: causes, risk factors and targets for prevention (Univ of Western Australia) (1), Towards effective pre-hospital trauma care for traffic injured victims in Vietnam (Australian National Univ.) (1), Injury, burns, Aboriginal health, health services (1)
Principal supervisor: The role of motorcycle protective clothing in the prevention of injury (Univ of Sydney) (1), Place of residence and ethnicity as risk factors for young driver injury: the DRIVE Study (Univ of Sydney) (1), Epidemiological study of injuries in India (univ of Sydney) (1), Pre-school based interventions for appropriate use of child restraints (Univ of Sydney) (1), Stakeholder analysis of the Australian road safety research-to-policy process (Univ of Sydney) (1), Cost of injuries in Vietnam (Univ of Sydney) (1), Evaluation of the VicRoads assisted ride program (Univ of Sydney) (1)
Associate supervisor: Risky driving and car crash injury (Univ of Sydney) (1), Motorcycle Helmet Use in Vietnam: Prevalence, Barriers to Use, and Policy Implications (Univ. of Sydney) (1)
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