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Lara Harvey

Current Appointments

Senior Research Fellow
Senior Lecturer
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Dr Lara Harvey (BAppSc(Physio), MPH, GradDip(Epi), PHD) is a Senior Research Fellow in the Falls, Balance and Injury Research Centre at Neuroscience Research Australia and a Senior Conjoint Senior Lecturer in the School of Population Health, 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, health service research and the evaluation of health care policies and health and safety-related regulations/legislation.

Supported by an NHMRC Early Career Fellowship she conducted 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.

Lara currently leads the large NHMRC-funded national data linkage study which aims to improve care and outcomes for older people who sustain a hip fracture and the TRIPP-funded Surgical Care of Older People (SCOPE) study.

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 Premiers Public Health Sector, Gold Medal for implementation of the NSW State Wide Infant Hearing Screening program (SWISH).

Lara is currently Deputy Chair of the NSW Population and Health Service Research Ethics Committee, and Co-Chair of the SPH Ageing Research Network, UNSW.


2023, 01 Oct

Economic Costs of Residential Fires: A Systematic Review

2023, 28 Sep

Time to interval cholecystectomy and associated outcomes in a population aged 50 and above with mild gallstone pancreatitis

2023, 01 Sep

Do we understand each other when we develop and implement hip fracture models of care? A systematic review with narrative synthesis

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2023, 01 Jul

Factors Affecting Early Cholecystectomy for Acute Cholecystitis in Older People—A Population-Based Study

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2023 Jul

The impact of fixation type for intertrochanteric femoral fracture on patient survival

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2023, 16 Mar

The impact of cement fixation on early mortality in arthroplasty for hip fracture

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2023, 01 Jan

Factors associated with residential fire-related hospitalisations and deaths: A 10-year population-based study

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2022, 05 Dec

Fall-related health service use in Stepping On programme participants and matched controls: a non-randomised observational trial within the 45 and Up Study

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2022 Dec

Patterns of health service use before and after a statewide fall prevention initiative for older adults at risk of falls

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2022, 01 Nov

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and gender diverse and queer (LGBTQ) community members' perspectives on palliative care in New South Wales (NSW), Australia

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