Associate Professor Rebecca Mitchell

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Bio

BA (Psych) MA (Psych) MOHS PhD

Rebecca Mitchell is an Associate Professor with the Centre for Healthcare Resilience and Implementation Science.  Rebecca is a psychologist and injury epidemiologist and her research focuses on the conduct of large-scale injury epidemiological research to guide improvements in health service delivery and health policy.

Rebecca has extensive experience in analysing large administrative data collections and linked data collections to investigate the burden of 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. Her 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
Publications

Book Chapters

Haddrill K.  Mitchell R. (2006)  SafeWaters Water Safety Campaign in New South Wales, Australia.  In Bierens J (Ed)  Handbook on Drowning.  Prevention, Rescue, Treatment.  Springer, New York, p120-121.

Foster M. Mitchell R. McClure R.  (2004)  Making policy.  In McClure R. Stevenson M. McEvoy S (Eds).  The scientific basis of injury prevention and control.  IP Communications: Melbourne, p 267-282.

Conference Papers

Grzebieta R. Rechnitzer G. McIntosh A. Simmons K. Mitchell R. Patton D. (2014) Road-related quad bike and side-by-side vehicle casualties.Road Safety Research, Policing and Education Conference, 12-14 November, Melbourne.

Bambach M. Mitchell R. Grzebieta R. (2013) Severity indices for motorcyclist collisions with roadside hazards and barriers. Road Safety Research, Policing and Education Conference, 28-30 August, Brisbane.

Mitchell R. Friswell R. Mooren L. (2013) Measuring fleet safety performance and development of a fleet safety management audit tool. Road Safety Research Policing and Education Conference, 28-30 August, Brisbane.

Mitchell R. Williamson A. Molesworth B. (2013) Identifying causal patterns and errors in adverse clinical incidents.Contemporary Ergonomics & Human Factors, 15-18 April, 277-284.

Mitchell R. Williamson A. (1997) Evaluation of an 8 hour versus a 12 hour roster on employees at a power station.  International Workplace health and Safety Forum and 33rd Ergonomics Society of Australia Conference.  Productivity Ergonomics and Safety: The Total Package, 24-27 November, 1-5.

Conference Posters

Mitchell R. Harvey L. Draper B. Brodaty H. Close J. (2016) Characteristics associated with residential aged care, respite and transitional aged care placement for older people following an injury-related hospitalisation in Australia. International Population Data Linkage Conference, 24-26 August 2016, Wales, United Kingdom.

Harvey L.Howard K.Mitchell R. Mikolaizak S. Close J. (2016) The impact of length of stay on true cost of hip fracture care in NSW. The Australian and New Zealand Society for Geriatric Medicine Annual Scientific Meeting 1-3 June, Cairns.

Mitchell, R. Bambach M. Grzebieta R. Williamson A. (2012) Measuring non-fatal road trauma: how reliable are police and hospital temporal trends over time for road users by injury severity?11th World Conference on Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion, 1-4 October Wellington New Zealand.

Mitchell, R. Close J. Cameron I. Lord S. (2012) Fall-related sub-acute and non-acute care and rehabilitation-related acute care: what is the impact?11th World Conference on Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion, 1-4 October Wellington New Zealand.

Mitchell R. Williamson A. McClure R. Cameron C. (2012) Injury attributable health care use and mortality in Australia: a national data linkage study.  International Data Linkage Conference, 2-4 May, Perth.

Watson W. Mitchell R. (2010) Trends in fall injury hospitalisation rates by injury type: implications for injury prevention.  4th Australian & New Zealand Falls Prevention Society Conference, 21-23 November, Dunedin, New Zealand.

Mitchell R. McClure R. Olivier J. Watson W (2010) Allocation of Australia’s research dollars: does injury research funding reflect injury burden?10th World Conference on Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion, 21-24 September, London UK.

Mitchell R. Williamson A. O’Connor R. (2008) Development of an Evaluation Framework for Injury Surveillance Systems.  9th World Conference on Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion, 15-18 March, Merida Mexico.

Mitchell R. Haddrill K. (2003) Perceptions of water safety from individuals of CALD backgrounds and tourists to NSW.  1st Asia-Pacific Injury Prevention Conference and 6th National Conference on Injury Prevention and Control, 16-18 March, Perth.

Haddrill K. Mitchell R. (2002) Evaluation of the SafeWaters water safety awareness campaign in Australia.  World Drowning Congress, 26-28 June, Amsterdam.

Mitchell R. Haddrill K. Williamson A. (2002) Outcomes of a feasibility trial to collect information on rescues at Australian beaches.  World Drowning Congress, 26-28 June, Amsterdam.

Mitchell R. Franklin R. Driscoll T. and Fragar L.  (2002)  Fatal injuries on Australian farms involving children. 6th World Conference on Injury Prevention and Control, 12-15 May, Montreal.

Conference Presentations

Mitchell R. Harvey L. Brodaty H. Draper B. Close J. (2016) Hip fracture and the influence of dementia on health outcomes and access to rehabilitation for older people. 12th World Conference on Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion, 18-21 September, Tampere, Finland.

Harvey L. Mitchell R. Draper B. Brodaty H. Close J. (2016) Differential trends in fall-related fracture and non-fracture hospitalisations for people with dementia. 12th World Conference on Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion, 18-21 September, Tampere, Finland.

Draper B. Mitchell R. Harvey L. Brodaty H. Close J. (2016) Self-harm and dementia. International Psychogeriatric AssociationConference, 6-9 September, San Francisco.

Mitchell R. Cameron C. McClure R. (2016) Quantifying morbidity attributable to traumatic injury using a population-based matched cohort in Australia. International Population Data Linkage Conference, 24-26 August 2016, Wales, United Kingdom.

Harvey L. Mitchell R. Draper B. Brodaty H. Close J. (2016) The impact of dementia and other comorbidities on increased risk of subsequent hip fracture following hip fracture in Australia: a competing risk approach. International Population Data Linkage Conference, 24-26 August 2016, Wales, United Kingdom.

Draper B. Mitchell R. Harvey L. Brodaty H. Close J. (2016) Self-harm and dementia. International Association for Suicide Prevention Asia PacificConference, 18-21 May, Tokyo.

Draper B. Mitchell R. Harvey L. Brodaty H. Close J. (2015) The survival and characteristics of older people with and without dementia who are hospitalised following intentional self-harm. RANZCP Faculty of Psychiatry of Old Age and APS Psychology and Ageing Special Interest Group Joint Conference, 26-28 November, Adelaide.

Bambach M. Mitchell R. (2015) An ICD-10 HARM matrix for estimating the human costs of seriously injured road crash casualties.Australasian Injury Prevention Conference, 25-27 November, Sydney.

Harvey L. Mitchell R. Brodaty H. Draper B. Close J. (2015) The costs and consequences of fall-related injury hospitalisations in people with dementia.Australasian Injury Prevention Conference, 25-27 November, Sydney.

Mitchell R. Harvey L. Brodaty H. Draper B. Close J. (2015) Dementia and poisoning in older people: a 10 year review of hospitalisation records in New South Wales, Australia. Australasian Injury Prevention Conference, 25-27 November, Sydney.

Harvey L. Mitchell R. Brodaty H. Draper B. Close J. (2015) Dementia: a risk factor for burns in the elderly. 39th Australian and New Zealand Burns Association Conference, 20-23 October 2015, Melbourne.

Curtis K. Foster K. Mitchell R. Van C. (2015) How is care provided for paediatric trauma patients and their families in Australia?  Trauma 2015. At the Cutting Edge, 2-4 October 2015, Gold Coast.

Harvey L. Mitchell R. Brodaty H. Draper B. Close J. (2015) Dementia drives decreases in fall-related fracture hospitalisations: A population based linked data study. 4th Fragility Fracture Network Global Congress, 3-5 September 2015, Rotterdam, Netherlands.

Mitchell R. Lord S. Harvey L. Close J. (2015) Obesity and falls in older individuals: estimating fall risk and identifying mediating factors.  19thInternational Ergonomics AssociationConference, 9-14 August, Melbourne.

Harvey L. Mitchell R. Brodaty H. Draper B. Close J. (2015) The influence of dementia on injury-related hospitalisations and outcomes in Australia: a linked data study. 30th International Conference of Alzheimer’s Disease, 15-18 April, Perth.

Mitchell R. Bambach M. (2015) Examination of injury risk for front versus rear seat car passengers by injury severity: A matched-cohort analysis. Society for the Advancement of Violence and Injury Research, 11-13 March, New Orleans.

Mitchell R. Cameron C. Bambach M. (2014) Research involving national data linkage in Australia: Perils and potential.Australasian Mortality Data Interest Group, 18-19 November, Sydney.

Sukumar D. Harvey L. Mitchell R. Close J. (2014) The impact of remoteness on fall-related injury hospitalisations using linked data.  6th Biennial Australian and New Zealand Fall Prevention Conference, 16-18 November, Sydney.

Harvey L. Mitchell R. Sukumar D. Close J. (2014) The influence of dementia on fall-related injury hospitalisations: a linked data study.  6th Biennial Australian and New Zealand Fall Prevention Conference, 16-18 November, Sydney.

Mitchell R. Lord S. Harvey L. Close J. (2014) Obesity and falls in older people: Fall risk and mediating factors.  6th Biennial Australian and New Zealand Fall Prevention Conference, 16-18 November, Sydney.

Grzebieta R. Rechnitzer G. McIntosh A. Simmons K. Mitchell R. Hicks D. Patton D. Dal Nevo R. Sherry D. Renfroe D. Mongiardini M. (2014) The Australian quad bike performance project: Results and the way forward for quads and side by side vehicle safety. 10th National Farm Health and Safety Conference, 15-16 October, Tasmania.

Mitchell R. BambachM. FriswellR. (2014) The contribution of risky driving practices to work and non-work-related vehicle crashes. Occupational Safety in Transport Conference, 18-19 September, Gold Coast.

Mitchell R. Williamson A. Molesworth B. Identifying causal factors for medication and medical device-related adverse clinical incidents using a human factors framework. 5th International Conference on Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics, 19-23 July, Krakow.

Mitchell R. BambachM. FriswellR. (2014) The contribution of risky driving practices to work and non-work-related vehicle crashes. International Health Data Linkage Conference, 28-30 April, Vancouver.

Curtis K. Mitchell R. Lam M. Dickson C.  (2014) Activity-based funding and hospitalised trauma: is reimbursement for trauma treatment costs adequate?International Health Data Linkage Conference, 28-30 April, Vancouver.

Mitchell R. Curtis K. Holland A. Balogh Z. Evans J. Wilson K. (2013) Acute care costs and predictors of higher treatment costs for major paediatric trauma in NSW. 11th Australasian Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion Conference, 11-13 November, Fremantle.

Harvey L. Mitchell R. Lord S. Close J. (2013) Age differentials and factors associated with adoption of fall prevention activities in the NSW older population. 11th Australasian Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion Conference, 11-13 November, Fremantle.

Harvey L. Mitchell R. Lord S. Close J. (2013) Update of home modifications and physical activity to prevent falls in the older population. A “fair go” for health: tackling physical, social and psychological inequality. Public Health Association of Australia Conference, 16-18 September, Melbourne.

Mitchell R. Friswell R. Mooren L. (2013) Measuring fleet safety performance and development of a fleet safety management audit tool. Road Safety Research, Policing and Education  Conference, 28-30 August, Brisbane.

Senserrick T. Mitchell R. (2013) Preliminary evaluation of the national learner driver initiative Keys2Drive. Road Safety Research, Policing and Education  Conference, 28-30 August, Brisbane.

Bambach M. Mitchell R. Grzebieta R. (2013) Severity indices for motorcyclist collisions with roadside hazards and barriers. Road Safety Research, Policing and Education Conference, 28-30 August, Brisbane.

Close J. Zeltzer J. Toson B. Mitchell R.Ahmad L. Harris I.(2013) Variation in 30 day mortality for hip fracture patients in NSW. Facets of Geriatric Medicine.  Australian and New Zealand Society for Geriatric Medicine, 16-19 June, Adelaide.

Mitchell R. Williamson A. Molesworth B. (2013) Identifying causal patterns and errors in adverse clinical incidents. Ergonomics and Human Factors Conference, 15-18 April, Cambridge, UK.

Curtis K. Mitchell R. Chong S. Balogh Z. Reed D. Clark P. D’Amours S. Black D. Langcake, M. Taylor C. McDougall P. Cameron P (2012). Injury trends and mortality in adult patients with major trauma in NSW.  Australasian Mortality Data Interest Group, 12-13 November, Sydney.

Mitchell, R. Close J. Cameron I. Lord S. (2012) Fall-related sub-acute and non-acute care and hospitalised rehabilitation episodes of care: what is the injury burden? Australian & New Zealand Falls Prevention Conference, 28-30 October, Adelaide.

Mitchell R. Friswell R. Mooren L. (2012) Development of a safety audit tool to assess fleet safety management practices. 4th International Conference on Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics, 21-25 July, San Francisco.

Mitchell R. Chung A. Williamson A. Molesworth B. (2011) Human factors and healthcare-related deaths: review of coronial findings using a human factors classification framework.  47th Annual Conference Human Factors and Ergonomics Society of Australia: Synergy in Sydney...Creating and Maintaining Partnerships, 7-9 November, Sydney.

Mitchell R. Friswell R. Mooren L. (2011) Development of a safety audit tool to assess fleet safety management practices. 10th National Conference on Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion, 2-4 November, Brisbane.

Watson W. Yang Li. Mitchell R. (2011) The impact of projected falls-related hospitalisations on the acute and aged care sectors in NSW. 10th National Conference on Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion, 2-4 November, Brisbane.

Mitchell R. Curtis K. Chong S. Holland A. Soundappan SVS. Wilson K. Cass D. (2011) Paediatric trauma outcomes in NSW: factors influencing survival.  Australasian Mortality Data Interest Group Workshop, 31 October-1 November, Brisbane.

Mitchell R. Williamson A. Oliver J (2011) Calculating estimates of drowning morbidity and mortality adjusted for exposure to risk.  World Conference on Drowning Prevention, 10-13 May, Vietnam.

Watson W. Clapperton A. Mitchell R. (2010) The burden of falls injury among older people in NSW.  4th Australian & New Zealand Falls Prevention Society Conference, 21-23 November, Dunedin, New Zealand.

 

Reports

Mitchell R. Cameron C. McClure R. (2016) Injury attributable health care use and mortality in Australia. Australian Institute of Health Innovation, Macquarie University: Sydney.

Makeham M. Purdy H. Raban M. Pont L. Borotkanics R. Mitchell R. Lake R. Hardie R. Westbrook J. (2016) General practice and residential aged care facility concordance of medication (GraceMed) Study. Australian Institute of Health Innovation, Macquarie University: Sydney.

Mitchell R. (2016) Hospitalised injury in NSW: A geographic comparison. Australian Institute of Health Innovation, Macquarie University: Sydney.

Mitchell R. Testa L. (2015) Stocktake of data sources for childhood injury in NSW. Australian Institute of Health Innovation, Macquarie University: Sydney.

Bambach M. Mitchell R. Williamson A. (2014) CRS Health Linkage Project: Enumeration and analysis of linked and unlinked non-fatal public roadway hospital admissions. Transport and Road Safety Research, University of NSW: Sydney.

Mitchell R. on behalf of the ANZHFR Steering Group. (2014) Australian and New Zealand hip fracture hospitalisation trends: 2000-01 to 2011-12. Informing the development of the Australian and New Zealand Hip Fracture Registry. ANZHFR: Sydney.

Mitchell R. Bambach M. (2014) Examination of narratives from emergency department presentations to identify road trauma, crash and injury risk factors.  Transport and Road Safety Research, University of NSW: Sydney.

Mitchell R. Bambach M. (2014) Characteristics of road trauma involving Aboriginal people in NSW, 2001-2011.  Transport and Road Safety Research, University of NSW: Sydney.

Zeltzer J. Toson B. Mitchell R. Ahmad L. Harris I. Close J. (2014) Variation in 30-day mortality for hip fracture patients in NSW. Falls and Injury Prevention Group, Neuroscience Research Australia: Sydney.

Mitchell R. (2013) Quad bike-related fatal and non-fatal injuries: Examination of injury patterns and crash circumstances.  Transport and Road Safety Research, University of NSW: Sydney.

Bambach, M. Mitchell R. Williamson A. Grzebieta R. (2013) Analysis of the road crash characteristics of specific road user groups and injury modes.  Transport and Road Safety Research, University of NSW: Sydney.

Bambach, M. Mitchell R. Williamson A. Grzebieta R. (2013) Linkage rates and identification of factors associated with the probability of record linkage with MAA and LTCSA.  Transport and Road Safety Research, University of NSW: Sydney.

Mitchell R. Bambach, M. Grzebieta R. Williamson A. (2013) In-depth characteristics of injurious road trauma in NSW, 2001-2011.  Transport and Road Safety Research, University of NSW: Sydney.

Senserrick T. Mitchell R. (2013) Preliminary evaluation of the impact of keys2drive on provisional driver safety.  Transport and Road Safety Research, University of NSW: Sydney.

Mitchell R. Bambach, M. Grzebieta R. Williamson A. (2013) Trends in serious road trauma in NSW, 2001-2009.  Transport and Road Safety Research, University of NSW: Sydney.

Mitchell R. Close J. Lord S. Cameron I.  (2012) Understanding the factors related to health care use associated with falling in older people.  NSW Injury Risk Management Research Centre: Sydney.

Mitchell, R. Ware, L. Bambach, M. (2012) Research review of rock fishing in NSW. Transport and Road Safety Research, University of NSW: Sydney.

Bambach, M. Mitchell R. Grzebieta R. Williamson A. (2012) Road trauma and the determinants of injury outcome for road users.  Transport and Road Safety Research, University of NSW: Sydney.

Bambach, M. Mitchell R. Grzebieta R. Williamson A. (2012) Temporal trends in the incidence of non-fatal injury severity for road trauma.  Transport and Road Safety Research, University of NSW: Sydney.

Bambach, M. Mitchell R. Grzebieta R. Williamson A. Watson W. (2012) Injury severity indicators and their impact on data linkage.  Transport and Road Safety Research, University of NSW: Sydney.

Bambach, M. Mitchell R. Watson W. Grzebieta R.  (2012) Data linkage and road traffic injury estimates in NSW.  Transport and Road Safety Research, University of NSW: Sydney.

Mitchell R. Friswell R. Mooren L.  (2011) Development of a practical safety audit tool to assess fleet safety management practices.  NSW Injury Risk Management Research Centre: Sydney.

Mitchell R. Boufous S.  Finch C.  (2008) Sport/leisure injuries in New South Wales:  Trends in sport/leisure injury hospitalisations (2003-2005) and the prevalence of non-hospitalised injuries (2005).  NSW Injury Risk Management Research Centre: Sydney.

Hayen A. Mitchell R. (2006) NSW Injury Profile: A Review of Injury Hospitalisations During 1989-90 to 2003-04. NSW Injury Risk Management Research Centre: Sydney.

Franklin R.  Mitchell R.  (2003)  Evaluation of the pilot Keep Watch community health workers water safety program.  NSW Water Safety Taskforce: Sydney.

van Weerdenburg K. Mitchell R. Wallner F. (2003) Management of domestic swimming pools and compliance levels: a comparison of approaches in three local government areas in NSW.  NSW Water Safety Taskforce: Sydney.

Franklin R. Mitchell R. Driscoll T. Fragar L.  (2000)  Farm-related fatalities in Australia, 1989 to 1992.  ACAHS, NOHSC & RIRDC:  Moree.

Mitchell R.  (1999)  Work-related traumatic fatalities involving construction activities in Australia, 1989 to 1992.  NOHSC:  Sydney.

Mitchell R.  (1999)  Work-related fatal injuries as a result of fishing and maritime activities in Australia, 1989 to 1992.  NOHSC:  Sydney.

Mitchell R.  (1999)  Work-related traumatic fatalities involving timber activities in Australia, 1989 to 1992.  NOHSC:  Sydney.

Mitchell R. Mandryk J. Healey S. Mazurski E. Driscoll T.  (1999)  Work-related traumatic fatalities in the Australian Capital Territory, 1989 to 1992.  NOHSC:  Sydney.

Mitchell R. Mandryk J. Healey S. Mazurski E. Driscoll T. (1999)  Work-related traumatic fatalities in New South Wales, 1989 to 1992.  NOHSC:  Sydney.

Mitchell R. Mandryk J. Healey S. Mazurski E. Driscoll T.  (1999)  Work-related traumatic fatalities in the Northern Territory, 1989 to 1992.  NOHSC:  Sydney.

Mitchell R. Mandryk J. Healey S. Mazurski E. Driscoll T.  (1999)  Work-related traumatic fatalities in Queensland, 1989 to 1992.  NOHSC:  Sydney.

Mitchell R. Mandryk J. Healey S. Mazurski E. Driscoll T.  (1999)  Work-related traumatic fatalities in South Australia, 1989 to 1992.  NOHSC:  Sydney.

Mitchell R. Mandryk J. Healey S. Mazurski E. Driscoll T.  (1999)  Work-related traumatic fatalities in Tasmania, 1989 to 1992.  NOHSC:  Sydney.

Mitchell R. Mandryk J. Healey S. Mazurski E. Driscoll T.  (1999)  Work-related traumatic fatalities in Victoria, 1989 to 1992.  NOHSC:  Sydney.

Mitchell R. Mandryk J. Healey S. Mazurski E. Driscoll T.  (1999)  Work-related traumatic fatalities in Western Australia, 1989 to 1992.  NOHSC:  Sydney.

Driscoll T. Mitchell R. Mandryk J. Healey S. and Hendrie L.  (1998)  Work-related traumatic fatalities in Australia, 1989 to 1992. NOHSC:  Sydney.

Driscoll T. Mitchell R. Mandryk J. Healey S. and Hendrie L.  (1998)  Work-related traumatic fatalities in Australia, 1989 to 1992:  Summary report.  NOHSC:  Sydney.

Mitchell R. and Mandryk J.  (1998)  The 1995 Australia Workplace and Industrial Relations Survey (AWIRS 95):  An OHS perspective.  Commonwealth of Australia:  Canberra.

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