The Australasian Injury Prevention Network bi-annually hosts an awards event to recognise the diverse individuals and organisations contributions to injury prevention in Australia and New Zealand. 

Nominations for the 2022 AIPN Awards will be opening soon. 

AIPN Awards

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Achievement in Research in Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion

Dr Kate Hunter, The George Institute

Kate was acknowledged for the significant she has made in research and contributing to injury policy. Kate's passion and commitment to injury prevention and in particular, the prevention of injury among Aboriginal and Torres strait Islander children and families  has formed a strong focus of her work over many years.

Kate has played a role in the development of many polices and frameworks to influence policy and practice including the current development of the National Injury Prevention Strategy, NSW good practice guide and the Active Safe Guidelines for injury prevention among Aboriginal  and Torres Strait Islander children. 

Pam Albany - Contribution to Policy in Injury Prevention and Safety

Russ Milner, Department of Health WA 

Russ was acknowledged for the significant contribution he has made to injury prevention and safety promotion policy in WA. Russ’ collaborative approach to injury prevention truly facilitates the translation of policy into practice. Engaging researchers, policymakers and practitioners to innovate and apply best practice in injury prevention in WA.

Over the past decade, Russ has advocated, ensuring that injury prevention and safety promotion remain within state government policy and ensuring funding is allocated to injury priorities and monitoring for responsive action for emerging issues in WA.

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Achievement in Practice in Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion

Quad Bike Performance Project (QBPP) research team:
Prof. Raphael Grzebieta,
Associate Prof. George Rechnitzer,
Professor Andrew McIntosh &
Mr Keith Simmons

Best policy and practice oral presentations: 

Joint Winners:  Emily Anderson, Injury Matters & Susan Teerds, Kidsafe Queensland

Best research oral presentation:

Rebecca Lilley, Injury Prevention Research Unit, University of Otago

Best student presentation:

Joint Winners: Jared Brown, Sydney Children’s Hospital Network  & Catherine Niven, Queensland University of Technology

Best poster presentation:

Lauren Miller, James Cook University

14th Australasian Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion Conference Awards (2019)