Professor Rebecca Ivers
Professor Rebecca Ivers is the Director of the Injury Division at The George Institute. She is an injury epidemiologist who holds a Masters degree in Public Health and PhD in injury epidemiology from the University of Sydney. She has an appointment as Professor of Public Health at UNSW Sydney, is an honorary professor at the University of Sydney and a Professor at Flinders University. Rebecca has published widely in the peer-reviewed literature in the fields of road traffic injury and falls prevention.
Rebecca has research interests that span a broad range of topics, including novice drivers, motorcycle helmets in Asia and heavy vehicle research. She is passionate about the need to decrease road injury in vulnerable road users in the low and middle-income countries of the region and is actively engaged in research with this aim. She is particularly interested in injury prevention among Indigenous communities.
Rebecca has written several book chapters on road injury for international audiences, including manuals for the World Health Organization. She leads a strong team of researchers working on road injury studies in Australia, India, China and Vietnam.