Dr Patricia Cullen
Patricia is an early career researcher with expertise in injury and violence prevention. Her research centres on addressing health equity through implementation of interventions at the intersection of health and justice, which has been recognised for significant impact on state-wide driver licensing policy and service delivery.
Incorporating multi-methodological approaches, Patricia has lead in-depth qualitative enquiries, coordinated data linkage studies using big health data and evaluated complex multi-site community projects. Much of this work has been in partnership with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, with co-construction of strengths-based solutions. Patricia also works across a suite of projects addressing the burden of injury and violence among adolescents and in LMIC, including drowning, burns, road injury and self-harm.
Patricia is co-leading an emerging program of research at The George Institute that focuses on identifying innovative multi-sectoral solutions to violence. This program of research seeks to generate enhanced responsiveness in healthcare settings, particularly systems level interventions for women impacted by violence across the lifespan. Primarily, she is committed to research that impacts equity, social inclusion and access to responsive care.
- Injury, violence and self-harm
- Health system responses to violence against women
- Adolescent vulnerability and risk taking
- Multi-sectoral and digital health solutions
- Multi-method evaluation
- Implementation Science approaches
- Trauma-informed and culturally safe healthcare delivery