BAppSc(Physio), MPH, GradDip Applied Epidemiology, PhD
Dr Lara Harvey is a Senior Research Fellow in the Falls, Balance and Injury Research Centre at Neuroscience Research Australia and a 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.
National Health and Medical Research Council Early Career Fellowship (2014-2018)
Best PhD submitted, School of Public Heath and Community Medicine, 2012
Baxter Health Award, 2005
Gold Medal, Premier's Public Health Sector Awards, 2005
My Research Supervision
PhD: 2018- ongoing. Helen Fagerlind, Thesis title 'Road crash trauma and long-term health effects'