Injury Epidemiology and Prevention Research
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Injury Epidemiology and Prevention Research Group

Aims

The Injury Epidemiology and Prevention Research Group specialises in the epidemiology and prevention of injuries in all age groups, including:

  • preventing falls in older people,
  • preventing injuries in childhood,
  • measuring the long term impact of injuries and
  • evaluating interventions in primary care and community settings.

--Denise Kendrick, Professor of Primary Care Research

cycling safety
 

Research focus

The group focuses on:

  • evaluating the effect of interventions to reduce injuries through the use of randomised controlled trials, systematic reviews and meta-analysis
  • the epidemiology of injuries, including exploring social variations in injury risk
  • measuring the long term impact of injuries
  • developing methodology in injury prevention research 

Current projects

Our Keeping Children Safe at Home Programme aims to find out what works best to prevent injuries to young children at home. We are working with Children’s Centres and parents to evaluate the effect of putting this into practice.

Outcomes

Our work has informed:

  • NICE Public Health guidance number 29 (Strategies to prevent unintentional injuries among the under-15s)
  • NICE Public Health guidance number 30 (Preventing unintentional injuries among the under-15s in the home)
  • NICE Evidence Update. Strategies to prevent unintentional injuries among children and young people aged under 15: Evidence Update February 2013
  • Home safety recommendations in the European Child Safety Alliance “Child Safety Good Practice Guide”
  • World Health Organisation's World Report on Child Injury Prevention
  • European Code Against Injuries
  • European Child Safety Alliance/ANEC's position statement on baby walkers
  • King's Fund, Improving the Public's Health: a resource for local authorities (2013), David Buck and Sarah Gregory

Publications

Our research has been published in leading peer-reviewed journals. See our individual staff profiles to find out more.  

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Injury Epidemiology and Prevention Research

The University of Nottingham


telephone: +44 (0) 115 846 6901
email:denise.kendrick@nottingham.ac.uk