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24 April 2015

New Report Released on a Survey of ANMF (Victorian Branch) members

A report has been released on a survey of nearly 5000 members of the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (Victorian Branch), shedding new light on the importance of OHS lead indicators.

09 April 2015

Calls for Expressions of Interest for 3D Data Program – New Dimensions to Data

The Institute for Safety, Compensation and Recovery Research (ISCRR) is pleased to announce that it is inviting expressions of interest (EOI) from Monash researchers to undertake new research within the third dimension of the 3D data program.

31 March 2015

eNews #16: 31 March 2015

In this eNews, we also feature a profile on Oliver Black, who is based at the Department of Epidemiology and Preventative Medicine at Monash and is currently a full-time PhD candidate focussed on return-to-work self-efficacy. We also provide an update on our recent research outputs (this is only a taster!) and information on a trip to a very interesting CAVE by ISCRR, the TAC and Monash representatives.
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23 March 2015

My Traumatic Brain Injury… Meet Diego

Alfred Health's Acquired Brain Injury Rehabilitation Centre opened at Caulfield Hospital in September 2014 and the Institute for Safety, Compensation and Recovery Research (ISCRR) has been there every step of the way to support new research that promises to advance care for patients, like 29-year-old Diego Mercado.

23 March 2015

Trauma program recoups investment by transforming lives

Enhanced surgery to reactivate the muscles in tetraplegics' hands and housing that allows people with disabilities to live independently are just two of the transformative benefits to come out of a five-year program set up for Victorians affected by brain and spinal cord injuries.

23 March 2015

My Spinal Cord Injury… Meet Joel

The loss of hand function is one of the most devastating consequences of Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) because of its severe impact on the everyday activities of daily living. Melbourne University Researcher Professor Mary Galea and Ms Natasha van Zyl, one of three specialist surgeons in the Upper Limb Program at Austin Health, supported by the Institute for Safety, Compensation and Recovery Research (ISCRR), are carrying out pioneering research in support of nerve transfer surgery for SCI patients in Victoria. The surgery involves plugging surplus live nerves into nerves that no longer work to reactivate muscles and restore movement in patients' hands.  One of the patients going through the surgery is Joel Sardi.

04 March 2015

Monash University interview with Prof Alex Collie at ISCRR Forum

ISCRR CEO Prof Alex Collie was recently interviewed for Monash University. Read more here

01 March 2015

Researcher in the spotlight: Professor John Furness

Meet our Researchers - Finding the Answers that help ISCRR make a difference

01 March 2015

Researcher in the spotlight: Mr Ollie Black

Meet our Researchers - Finding the Answers that help ISCRR make a difference

25 February 2015

Extra medical tests for disability support can make health worse

ISCRR's CEO, Professor Alex Collie, has had an article published in The Conversation. It is a response to the government review of the national welfare system and proposed reducing the number of basic payments and tightening eligibility for disability support. It ties in with ISCRR's previous research into disability support services.