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As Director, Sam oversees the operations of ISCRR and provides key leadership in implementing the Institute’s research plan and strategic activities. She is passionate about creating knowledge and influencing thinking so that people can lead healthier lives.
Sam has over 15 years’ of experience in the personal injury sector, 13 of those specialising in research initiatives across government and industry. She has held a range of key management and leadership roles in the sector and is a recipient of the Monash University Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Exceptional Performance by Professional Staff.
Sam was a founding ISCRR employee and throughout the life of the Institute has played an integral role in shaping ISCRR’s strategic direction, research activities and maximising the use of research into practice through innovative collaboration and co-design approaches. She has led and conducted a range of applied research projects for ISCRR’s main funders, WorkSafe Victoria and the Transport Accident Commission, including the Institute’s Horizon Scanning program, which was the first of its kind in Australia to focus on compensation health.
Prior to joining ISCRR, Samantha worked in a number of roles at the TAC across the client services, claims and client research areas. She managed research and service improvement programs to develop and improve customer service and staff engagement and maximise outcomes for people injured on the road.
Samantha holds a Bachelor of Applied Science, Psychology (Hons.) from Deakin University, majoring in Human Resource Management.