Dr Sophie Pointer

Senior Research Fellow

Research Centre for Injury Studies

place Mark Oliphant Building (Level 2B)
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia
I am a Senior Research Fellow and Deputy Director of the Research Centre for Injury Studies located in the Prevention, Promotion and Primary Health Care Cluster within the School of Medicine. The Research Centre also houses the National Injury Surveillance Unit, a Collaborating Centre of the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. I have been working in the field of injury epidemiology for several years and have a special interest in Indigenous injury, child injury, patient safety and policy.
Qualifications
2004 PhD, Psychology (Flinders University)
1995 Honors Degree Bachelor of Science (Psychology) (Flinders University)
1994 Ordinary Degree of Bachelor of Science (Psychology)
Key responsibilities
Among other things I am responsible for planning and undertaking projects, supervising and advising project staff, representing NISU at local, national and international meetings, and participating in the broader aspects of the work of the Research Centre. I also participate in scientific, policy and advisory meetings, in the University and at State, national and international level.
Research expertise
Public health and health services
Research interests
I am interested in most aspects if injury epidemiology including Indigenous injury, child injury and patient safety. I also have a keen interest in the injury policy arena and am a strong advocate for injury prevention.
Supervisory interests
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander injury
Brain injury
Burden of injury
Injury policy
Injury studies
Higher degree by research supervision
Current
Associate supervisor: Injury epidemiology (1)
Publications
Expert for media contact
Injury
Injury
Available for contact via
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0427 398 713
Media expertise
  • Injury
Interests
  • Injury

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