Injury Epidemiology and Prevention Research

Injury Epidemiology and Prevention Research Group

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

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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 

  • evaluating the implementation of injury prevention into practice

Studying for a PhD with us

Current projects

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



B.   Influencing national and international provision of home safety equipment

Many home safety schemes cite our research as underpinning evidence. This includes Scotland’s National home Safety Equipment Scheme and regional and local schemes in England. Our research was also cited as underpinning a similar scheme in Ontario, Canada.



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



E.    Informing international injury prevention strategies



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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Injury Epidemiology and Prevention Research

The University of Nottingham

telephone: +44 (0) 115 846 6901