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
evaluating the implementation of injury prevention into practice
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We have ongoing projects addressing return to work after serious injury, evaluating a National home safety equipment scheme, implementation of evidence-based child home safety promotion, implementation of falls prevention exercise programmes, identifying and responding to frailty and primary care database studies.
A. Influencing national policy on provision of home safety equipment
Our research on the effectiveness of home safety education and safety equipment provision has informed national policy on home safety assessment and provision of safety equipment including
B. Influencing national and international provision of home safety equipment
C. Influencing international policy and provision of parenting and home visiting programmes
Our systematic reviews of parenting and home visiting interventions demonstrating significant reductions in child injuries, provide evidence underpinning Israel’s bedside injury prevention counselling programme and Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Programs in the USA in New Mexico and Utah.
D. Informing national and international practitioner guides
Our research has informed home safety recommendations in international and national practitioner guides including:
E. Informing international injury prevention strategies
Our research has informed international strategies including those from the World Health Organisation, New Zealand, Australia and Europe.
F. Developing resources for practitioner use
We have used findings from our research to produce evidence-based resources for practitioners. These include:
As a result of our research we have produced:
An implementation toolkit for commissioners and providers of the FaME strength and balance exercise programme to inform its implementation 2019. The toolkit is available in the CLAHRC store
G. Training health and social care professionals
We developed and delivered child home safety training focussing on use of the Injury Prevention Briefing for 550 health and social care practitioners and family mentors in 4 sites in England (Nottingham, Bristol, Newcastle, Norwich) between 2014 and 2020.
Our Injury Prevention Briefing is also extensively cited in module 2 of the Institute of Health Visiting online accident prevention training package 2015
Our research has been published in leading peer-reviewed journals. See our individual staff profiles to find out more.
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