Rebecca Mitchell

Contact Details
(02) 9850 2321

BA (Psych) MA (Psych) MOHS PhD

Rebecca Mitchell is an Associate Professor leading the Health Outcomes stream at the Australian Institute of Health Innovation at Macquarie University.  Rebecca is a psychologist and injury epidemiologist and her research focuses on the conduct of large-scale epidemiological research to guide improvements in health service delivery and health policy.  Rebecca has a Early-Mid Career Fellowship from the NSW Ministry of Health to support her mixed-methods research examining transitions between hospital and agedcare services and health outcomes among older people.
Rebecca has extensive experience in analysing large administrative data collections and linked data collections to investigate health outcomes, particularly following injury. She has a strong history of conducting research that has informed public health policy and health service practice, particularly in the areas of hip fracture among older people, paediatric trauma, patient safety, fall injury prevention, work-related injury, water safety and road safety.
Rebecca is on the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Injury Control and Safety Promotion and currently provides expert advice to the:
Rebecca is Chair of the Data Management Committee for the Australian and New Zealand Hip Fracture Registry and sits on the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society of Australia’s Honours and Awards Committee.  Rebecca’s research examining the cost of paediatric trauma was awarded the ‘Best research oral presentation’ at the Australasian Injury Prevention Conference in 2013 and a systematic review of human factors classification frameworks to identify causal factors for adverse events in hospital settings published in Ergonomics received the Alan Welford Award in 2014 for the best peer-reviewed paper on human factors.
University role
Associate Professor