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Lara Harvey

Current Appointments

Senior Research Fellow
NHMRC Early Career Research Fellow. Conjoint Lecturer, School of Public Health and Community Medicine
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Dr Lara Harvey (BAppSc(Physio), MPH, PHD) is a Senior Postdoctoral Fellow in the Falls, Balance and Injury Research Centre at Neuroscience Research Australia and a Conjoint Lecturer in the School of Public Health and Community Medicine, UNSW.

Lara is an epidemiologist with interest and expertise in epidemiological methods, the analysis of large population-based administrative datasets including linked data, health economic evaluation and survey methodology. Her research areas of interest include population-based trends in injury and the evaluation of health care policies and health and safety-related regulations/legislation.

In 2015, Lara was awarded an NHMRC Early Career Research Fellowship to conduct a program of innovative large scale data linkage studies which aims to examine and prevent injuries in older people with and without dementia, and to optimise models care for people with dementia who have sustained a serious injury.

In addition, Lara has clinical experience of health issues and the health care system and a proven track record of policy development and implementation. She is the recipient of multiple awards including a Baxter Health Award and a NSW Premier’s Public Health Sector, Gold Medal for implementation of the NSW State Wide Infant Hearing Screening program (SWISH).

Lara is currently Treasurer of the Australian Injury Prevention Network, and is a member of the NSW Population and Health Service Research Ethics Committee.

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