Liv is currently completing her Honours degree in Bachelor of Health Science. She joined ISCRR in August 2021 as a student placement during her bachelor degree. Liv’s research is examining Vicarious Trauma prevalence in teachers during the COVID-19 pandemic. Liv...
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Edwina is our new PhD candidate, jointly supervised by Dr Janine McMillan, Dr Sarah Oxford from ISCCR and A/Prof Ross Iles from the Healthy Working Lives Research Group, Monash University. Edwina holds a Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Hons). She commenced her...
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Dr Sophie Pointer is the Senior Research Officer (Evidence Reviews) at ISCCR. Sophie holds a PhD in Neuropsychology and Bachelor of Science (Hons). She has published numerous reports and high-quality scientific publications in refereed journals. Sophie has extensive experience in...
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On June 30 2022, ISCRR director Samantha Barker presented an overview of Improving outcomes for long-term injured workers. Sam presented key finding from the past 13 years about long-term injured worker experiences and how they can be better supported. Our...
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The focus of ISCRR over the past 12 months was on increasing the dissemination of ISCRR research, providing education and support, and guiding conversations. Workshops on Program Logic Program Logic workshops provide the tools for successful program implementation, while simultaneously...
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Samantha Barker, Director ISCRR

Welcome to the July edition of the ISCRR newsletter. With the end of the financial year, we hope you take a moment to reflect on your achievements and also find some inspiration for the year ahead. Over the past financial...
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By Dr Petra Bywood, ISCRR Senior Research Officer (retired). Decisions! Decisions! We make them multiple times a day, every day, and in many different situations – at work, at home, and in public or social settings. What shall I wear...
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This month marks the anniversary of ISCRR’s inception 13 years ago. To celebrate we’ve produced an infographic that showcases some of our achievements, including three research impact highlights. We’re proud of the accomplishments of our team, academic researcher network and...
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ISCRR recently attended the Australian and New Zealand Society of Occupational Medicine (ANZSOM)’s Annual Scientific Meeting and contributed a paper on “Lumbar spinal fusion surgery outcomes in a cohort of injured workers in the Victorian workers’ compensation system”. Congratulations to...
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It’s no secret that not all workplaces and job-tasks are created equal in terms of health and safety. In a world where prevention is the goal, we need measures to help regulators and employers identify groups of workers, or types...
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