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Dr Helen Harcombe

General Committee Member

Helen is an epidemiologist with a PhD in Public Health and a clinical background in musculoskeletal physiotherapy. She is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Preventive and Social Medicine, University of Otago, New Zealand. The nature of her background and skills is such that she brings both a clinical and research perspective to injury prevention. Helen’s research over the last decade has focused primarily on preventing subsequent injury and optimising outcomes following injury. Within this broad area of injury research, Helen has examined a range of aspects including predictors of subsequent injury, work-related subsequent injury, post-injury participation in work and other activities, and opportunities for subsequent injury prevention. Another research focus is musculoskeletal disorders, particularly among nurses.

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