Dr Lisa Sharwood

Dr Lisa Sharwood

Adjunct Fellow Levels A-C

PhD MPH GradDip. Adv.Nsg (ED/ICU) BN RN. 

Candidate: MSci.Health Data Science

Medicine & Health
School of Population Health

 

Dr Lisa Sharwood's experience as an Injury Epidemiologist and Health Services Researcher, comes from a strategically built pathway of academic, not-for-profit and government engagements, built on many years of clinical practice. She is driven to transform population scale epidemiological data into health intelligence, translating evidence based findings to improve practice, policy in healthcare and drive better health outcomes across populations. Sharwood has significant experience coordinating large research programs involving national industry and government stake-holders. She is proficient in the analysis and interpretation of population scale health data-sets, specialist in injury causation analysis and health service experience for injury management. I have advised industry and government bodies (including Standards Australia, Federal government, board governed statutory bodies and Treasury) and the judicial system regarding injury risk and prevention. Sharwood has provided regular Expert Witness to the courts (NSW, SA, VIC) in litigated matters involving the interpretation and evaluation of preventive interventions such as guidelines, standards or policies, the assessment of causal factors related to injury mechanism, and the outcome of injury occurrence including interpretation of whole of system failures amenable to optimisation.

Sharwood represents the Australasian Injury Prevention Network on the Standards Australia Committees: CS-05- Playground Equipment and Surfacing and SF-051- Trampoline Facilities. She is elected member to the International Population Data Linkage Network Executive Committee, and  to the Australasian Injury Prevention Network Scientific Committee; also invited member to the international technical working group for Product Safety related Detriment (chaired by the OECD), and an invited member to the Australian Cross Jurisdictional Injury Surveillance Working Group.

Sharwood has received funding as Chief Investigator from the MRFF, SIRA, iCare, Ramsay Research Fund, the Kolling Institute and the University of Sydney. 

  • Journal articles | 2024
    Fallah N; Noonan VK; Sharwood LN, 2024, 'Editorial: Epidemiology, evidence-based care, and outcomes in spinal cord injury', Frontiers in Neurology, 15, http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fneur.2024.1383757
    Journal articles | 2023
    Azad TD; Nair SK; Kalluri AL; Materi J; Ahmed AK; Khalifeh J; Abu-Bonsrah N; Sharwood LN; Sterner RC; Brooks NP; Alomari S; Musharbash FN; Mo K; Lubelski D; Witham TF; Theodore N; Bydon A, 2023, 'Delays in Presentation After Traumatic Spinal Cord Injury–A Systematic Review', World Neurosurgery, 169, pp. e121 - e130, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.wneu.2022.10.086
    Journal articles | 2023
    Curtis K; Brown J; Sharwood LN; Risi D; Eager D; Holland AJA; Beck B; Erskine C; Lockhart K; Cooke K; Adams S; Teague WJ; Mitchell R, 2023, 'Playground injury prevention: the need for consistent and national implementation of Australian safety standards', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 47, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.anzjph.2023.100023
    Journal articles | 2023
    Eager D; Zhou S; Barker R; Catchpoole J; Sharwood LN, 2023, 'A Public Health Review into Two Decades of Domestic Trampoline Injuries in Children within Queensland, Australia', International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 20, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/ijerph20031742
    Journal articles | 2023
    Sharwood LN; Calear AL; Batterham PJ; Torok M; McGillivray L; Rheinberger D; Zeritis S; Esgin T; Shand F, 2023, 'Exploring Sociodemographic Correlates of Suicide Stigma in Australia: Baseline Cross-Sectional Survey Findings from the Life-Span Suicide Prevention Trial Studies', International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 20, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/ijerph20032610
    Journal articles | 2023
    Sharwood LN; Waller M; Draper B; Shand F, 2023, 'Exploring community mental health service use following hospital-treated intentional self-harm among older Australians: A survival analysis', International Psychogeriatrics, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S1041610223000959
    Journal articles | 2022
    Abedi A; Biering-Sørensen F; Chhabra HS; D’Andréa Greve JM; Khan NM; Koskinen E; Kwan KYH; Liu N; Middleton JW; Moslavac S; Rahimi-Movaghar V; O’Connell C; Previnaire JG; Patel A; Scivoletto G; Sharwood LN; Townson A; Urquhart S; Vainionpää A; Zaman AU; Noonan VK; Cheng CL, 2022, 'An international survey of the structure and process of care for traumatic spinal cord injury in acute and rehabilitation facilities: lessons learned from a pilot study', BMC Health Services Research, 22, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12913-022-08847-w
    Journal articles | 2022
    Eager D; Zhou S; Ishac K; Hossain I; Richards A; Sharwood LN, 2022, 'Investigation into the Trampoline Dynamic Characteristics and Analysis of Double Bounce Vibrations', Sensors, 22, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/s22082916
    Journal articles | 2022
    Islam MI; Sharwood L; Chadwick V; Esgin T; Martiniuk A, 2022, 'Protective Factors against Self-Harm and Suicidality among Australian Indigenous Adolescents: A Strengths-Based Analysis of the Longitudinal Study of Indigenous Children', International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 19, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/ijerph19159131
    Journal articles | 2022
    Sharwood LN; King V; Ball J; Varma D; Stanford RW; Middleton JW, 2022, 'The influence of initial spinal cord haematoma and cord compression on neurological grade improvement in acute traumatic spinal cord injury: A prospective observational study', Journal of the Neurological Sciences, 443, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jns.2022.120453
    Journal articles | 2022
    Sharwood LN; Martiniuk A; Sarrami Foroushani P; Seggie J; Wilson S; Hsu J; Burns B; Logan DB, 2022, 'Intentions and willingness to engage in risky driving behaviour among high school adolescents: Evaluating the b streetsmart road safety programme', Injury Prevention, 29, pp. 1 - 7, http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/ip-2022-044571
    Journal articles | 2021
    Hossain I; Zhou S; Ishac K; Lind E; Sharwood L; Eager D, 2021, 'A measurement of ‘walking-the-wall’ dynamics: An observational study using accelerometry and sensors to quantify risk associated with vertical wall impact attenuation in trampoline parks', Sensors, 21, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/s21217337
    Journal articles | 2021
    Rheinberger D; Shand F; Mok K; McGillivray L; Maple M; Burnett A; Sharwood LN; Chen NA; Torok M, 2021, 'A qualitative analysis of motivators to participation in suicide-focused research from a community-based australian sample', International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 18, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18094705
    Journal articles | 2021
    Sharwood LN; Wiseman T; Tseris E; Curtis K; Vaikuntam B; Craig A; Young J, 2021, 'Pre-existing mental disorder, clinical profile, inpatient services and costs in people hospitalised following traumatic spinal injury: A whole population record linkage study', Injury Prevention, 27, pp. 238 - 244, http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/injuryprev-2019-043567
    Journal articles | 2021
    Whyatt D; Vaikuntam B; Cheng C; Noonan V; Joseph A; Ball J; Stanford R; Kok M-R; Withers S; Middleton J; Sharwood L, 2021, 'A geospatial examination of specialist care accessibility and impact on health outcomes for patients with acute traumatic spinal cord injury in New South Wales, Australia: a population record linkage study.', BMC Health Services Research, 21, pp. 292, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12913-021-06235-4
    Journal articles | 2020
    Sharwood LN; Vaikuntam BP; Cheng C; Noonan V; Joseph A; Ball J; Stanford R; Kok M-R; Whyatt D; Withers S; Middleton JW, 2020, 'A geospatial examination of specialist care accessibility and impact on health outcomes for patients with acute traumatic spinal cord injury in NSW, Australia: a whole population record linkage study', , http://dx.doi.org/10.1101/2020.07.21.20158899
    Journal articles | 2020
    Sharwood LN; Whyatt D; Vaikuntam BP; Cheng CL; Noonan VK; Joseph AP; Ball J; Stanford RE; Kok M-R; Withers SR; Middleton JW, 2020, 'A Geospatial Examination of Specialist Care Accessibility and Impact on Health Outcomes for Patients With Acute Traumatic Spinal Cord Injury in Nsw, Australia: A Whole  Population Record Linkage Study', , http://dx.doi.org/10.21203/rs.3.rs-78716/v1
    Journal articles | 2020
    Vaikuntam BP; Middleton JW; McElduff P; Walsh J; Pearse J; Connelly L; Sharwood LN, 2020, 'Gap in funding for specialist hospitals treating patients with traumatic spinal cord injury under an activity-based funding model in New South Wales, Australia', Australian Health Review, 44, pp. 365 - 376, http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/AH19083
    Journal articles | 2019
    Barker RA; Eager D; Sharwood LN, 2019, 'Ensuring safety in public playgrounds is everybody’s business', Medical Journal of Australia, 210, http://dx.doi.org/10.5694/mja18.00549
    Journal articles | 2019
    Sharwood LN; Joseph A; Guo C; Flower O; Ball J; Middleton JW, 2019, 'Heterogeneous emergency department management of published recommendation defined hypotension in patients with acute traumatic spinal cord injury: A multi-centre overview', EMA - Emergency Medicine Australasia, 31, pp. 967 - 973, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1742-6723.13290
    Journal articles | 2019
    Sharwood LN; Möller H; Young JT; Vaikuntam B; Ivers RQ; Driscoll T; Middleton JW; Moeller H, 2019, 'The nature and cost of readmissions after work-related traumatic spinal injuries in New South Wales, Australia', International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 16, pp. 1509, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/ijerph16091509
    Journal articles | 2019
    Vaikuntam BP; Middleton JW; McElduff P; Connelly L; Pearse J; Stanford R; Walsh J; Sharwood LN, 2019, 'Identifying Predictors of Higher Acute Care Costs for Patients with Traumatic Spinal Cord Injury and Modeling Acute Care Pathway Redesign: A Record Linkage Study', Spine, 44, pp. E974 - E983, http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/brs.0000000000003021
    Journal articles | 2018
    Sharwood LN; Adams S; Blaszkow T; Eager D, 2018, 'Increasing injuries as trampoline parks expand within Australia: a call for mandatory standards', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 42, pp. 153 - 156, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1753-6405.12783
    Journal articles | 2018
    Sharwood LN; Dhaliwal S; Ball J; Burns B; Flower O; Joseph A; Stanford R; Middleton J, 2018, 'Emergency and acute care management of traumatic spinal cord injury: A survey of current practice among senior clinicians across Australia', BMC Emergency Medicine, 18, pp. 57, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12873-018-0207-0
    Journal articles | 2018
    Sharwood LN; Mueller H; Ivers RQ; Vaikuntam B; Driscoll T; Middleton JW; Moeller H, 2018, 'The epidemiology, cost, and occupational context of spinal injuries sustained while ‘working for income’ in NSW: A record-linkage study', International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 15, pp. 2121, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/ijerph15102121
    Journal articles | 2018
    Vaikuntam BP; Middleton JW; McElduff P; Pearse J; Walsh J; Cameron ID; Sharwood LN, 2018, 'Assessing the impact of care pathways on potentially preventable complications and costs for spinal trauma patients: Protocol for a data linkage study using cohort study and administrative data', BMJ Open, 8, pp. e023785, http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2018-023785
    Journal articles | 2017
    Oteir AO; Smith K; Stoelwinder J; Middleton JW; Cox S; Sharwood LN; Jennings PA, 2017, 'Prehospital Predictors of Traumatic Spinal Cord Injury in Victoria, Australia', Prehospital Emergency Care, 21, pp. 583 - 590, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10903127.2017.1308608
    Journal articles | 2017
    Sharwood LN; Stanford R; Middleton JW; Burns B; Joseph A; Flower O; Rigby O; Ball J; Dhaliwal S, 2017, 'Improving care standards for patients with spinal trauma combining a modified e-Delphi process and stakeholder interviews: A study protocol', BMJ Open, 7, pp. e012377, http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2016-012377
    Journal articles | 2016
    Battistuzzo CR; Armstrong A; Clark J; Worley L; Sharwood L; Lin P; Rooke G; Skeers P; Nolan S; Geraghty T; Nunn A; Brown DJ; Hill S; Alexander J; Millard M; Cox SF; Rao S; Watts A; Goods L; Allison GT; Agostinello J; Cameron PA; Mosley I; Liew SM; Geddes T; Middleton J; Buchanan J; Rosenfeld JV; Bernard S; Atresh S; Patel A; Schouten R; Freeman BJC; Dunlop SA; Batchelor PE, 2016, 'Early decompression following cervical spinal cord injury: Examining the process of care from accident scene to surgery', Journal of Neurotrauma, 33, pp. 1161 - 1169, http://dx.doi.org/10.1089/neu.2015.4207
    Journal articles | 2014
    Elkington J; Stevenson M; Haworth N; Sharwood L, 2014, 'Using police crash databases for injury prevention research - A comparison of opt-out and opt-in approaches to study recruitment', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 38, pp. 286 - 289, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1753-6405.12237
    Journal articles | 2014
    Middleton JM; Sharwood LN; Cameron P; Middleton PM; Harrison JE; Brown D; McClure R; Smith K; Muecke S; Healy S, 2014, 'Right care, right time, right place: Improving outcomes for people with spinal cord injury through early access to intervention and improved access to specialised care: Study protocol', BMC Health Services Research, 14, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12913-014-0600-7
    Journal articles | 2014
    Stevenson M; Elkington J; Sharwood L; Meuleners L; Ivers R; Boufous S; Williamson A; Haworth N; Quinlan MG; Grunstein R; Norton R; Wong K, 2014, 'The Role of Sleepiness, Sleep Disorders, and the Work Environment on Heavy-Vehicle Crashes in 2 Australian States', American Journal of Epidemiology, 179, pp. 594 - 601, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/aje/kwt305
    Journal articles | 2013
    Sharwood LN; Elkington J; Meuleners L; Ivers R; Boufous S; Stevenson M, 2013, 'Use of caffeinated substances and risk of crashes in long distance drivers of commercial vehicles: Case-control study', BMJ (Online), 346, http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f1140
    Journal articles | 2013
    Sharwood LN; Elkington J; Stevenson M; Grunstein RR; Meuleners L; Ivers RQ; Haworth N; Norton R; Wong KK, 2013, 'Erratum: Assessing sleepiness and sleep disorders in Australian long-distance commercial vehicle drivers: Self-report versus an "at home" monitoring device (Sleep (2012) 35:4 (469-75))', Sleep, 36, pp. 449, http://dx.doi.org/10.5665/sleep.2470
    Journal articles | 2012
    Hopper SM; Woo JW; Sharwood LN; Babl FE; Long EJ, 2012, 'Prevalence of suicidality in asymptomatic adolescents in the paediatric emergency department and utility of a screening tool', EMA - Emergency Medicine Australasia, 24, pp. 540 - 546, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1742-6723.2012.01576.x
    Journal articles | 2012
    Sharwood LN; Elkington J; Stevenson M; Boufous S; Wong KK, 2012, 'Severe obstructive sleep apnea and long distance truck driving: A case report', Open Journal of Preventive Medicine, 02, pp. 157 - 161, http://dx.doi.org/10.4236/ojpm.2012.22023
    Journal articles | 2012
    Sharwood LN; Elkington J; Stevenson M; Grunstein RR; Meuleners L; Ivers RQ; Haworth N; Norton R; Wong KK, 2012, 'Assessing sleepiness and sleep disorders in Australian long-distance commercial vehicle drivers: Self-report versus an "at home" monitoring device', Sleep, 35, pp. 469 - 475, http://dx.doi.org/10.5665/sleep.1726
    Journal articles | 2011
    Hopper SM; Pangestu I; Cations J; Stewart C; Sharwood LN; Babl FE, 2011, 'Adolescents in mental health crisis: The role of routine follow-up calls after emergency department visits', Emergency Medicine Journal, 28, pp. 159 - 160, http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/emj.2008.062745
    Journal articles | 2011
    Sharwood LN; Elkington J; Stevenson M; Wong KK, 2011, 'Investigating the role of fatigue, sleep and sleep disorders in commercial vehicle crashes: A systematic review', JOURNAL OF THE AUSTRALASIAN COLLEGE OF ROAD SAFETY, 22, pp. 24 - 30, https://www.webofscience.com/api/gateway?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000213705000006&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
    Journal articles | 2010
    Stevenson M; Sharwood L; Wong K; Elkington J; Meuleners L; Ivers R; Grunstein R; Williamson AM; Haworth N; Norton R, 2010, 'The Heavy Vehicle Study: a case-control study investigating risk factors for crash in long distance heavy vehicle drivers in Australia', BMC Public Health, 10, pp. 1 - 7, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1471-2458-10-162
    Journal articles | 2009
    Babl FE; Oakley E; Sharwood LN, 2009, 'The utility of nitrous oxide', Emergency Medicine Journal, 26, pp. 544 - 545, http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/emj.2008.070391
    Journal articles | 2009
    Ramaswamy P; Babl FE; Deasy C; Sharwood LN, 2009, 'Pediatric procedural sedation with ketamine: Time to discharge after intramuscular versus intravenous administration', Academic Emergency Medicine, 16, pp. 101 - 107, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1553-2712.2008.00311.x
    Journal articles | 2009
    Sharwood LN; Babl FE, 2009, 'The efficacy and effect of opioid analgesia in undifferentiated abdominal pain in children: A review of four studies', Paediatric Anaesthesia, 19, pp. 445 - 451, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1460-9592.2008.02807.x
    Journal articles | 2008
    Babl FE; Oakley E; Puspitadewi A; Sharwood LN, 2008, 'Limited analgesic efficacy of nitrous oxide for painful procedures in children', Emergency Medicine Journal, 25, pp. 717 - 721, http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/emj.2007.053751
    Journal articles | 2008
    Babl FE; Oakley E; Seaman C; Barnett P; Sharwood LN, 2008, 'High-concentration nitrous oxide for procedural sedation in children: Adverse events and depth of sedation', Pediatrics, 121, http://dx.doi.org/10.1542/peds.2007-1044
    Journal articles | 2008
    Babl FE; Sharwood LN, 2008, 'Research governance: Current knowledge among clinical researchers', Medical Journal of Australia, 188, pp. 649 - 652, http://dx.doi.org/10.5694/j.1326-5377.2008.tb01823.x
    Journal articles | 2008
    Bevan CA; Babl FE; Bolt P; Sharwood LN, 2008, 'Erratum: "The increasing problem of motorcycle injuries in children and adolescents" (Medical Journal of Australia (2008) vol. 189 (17-20))', Medical Journal of Australia, 189, pp. 180, http://dx.doi.org/10.5694/j.1326-5377.2008.tb01965.x
    Journal articles | 2008
    Bevan CA; Babl FE; Bolt P; Sharwood LN, 2008, 'The increasing problem of motorcycle injuries in children and adolescents (vol 189, pg 17, 2008)', MEDICAL JOURNAL OF AUSTRALIA, 189, pp. 180 - 180, http://dx.doi.org/10.5694/j.1326-5377.2008.tb01965.x
    Journal articles | 2008
    Bevan CA; Babl FE; Bolt P; Sharwood LN, 2008, 'The increasing problem of motorcycle injuries in children and adolescents', Medical Journal of Australia, 189, pp. 17 - 20, http://dx.doi.org/10.5694/j.1326-5377.2008.tb01888.x
    Journal articles | 2008
    Bolt P; Barnett P; Babl FE; Sharwood LN, 2008, 'Topical lignocaine for pain relief in acute otitis media: Results of a double-blind placebo-controlled randomised trial', Archives of Disease in Childhood, 93, pp. 40 - 44, http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/adc.2006.110429
    Journal articles | 2008
    Marasco SF; Sharwood LN; Abramson MJ, 2008, 'No improvement in neurocognitive outcomes after off-pump versus on-pump coronary revascularisation: a meta-analysis', European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery, 33, pp. 961 - 970, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ejcts.2008.03.022
  • Conference Papers | 2022
    Islam I; Sharwood L; Chadwick V; Esgin T; Martiniuk A, 2022, 'FACTORS PROTECTING AGAINST SELF-HARM/SUICIDALITY AMONG AUSTRALIAN INDIGENOUS ADOLESCENTS: A MULTILEVEL ANALYSIS', in INJURY PREVENTION, BMJ PUBLISHING GROUP, pp. A80 - A81, http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/injuryprev-2022-safety2022.240
    Conference Papers | 2018
    Ball J; Sharwood L; Middleton J, 2018, 'HAEMODYNAMIC MANAGEMENT IN EARLY SPINAL CORD INJURY CARE: FINDINGS FROM A PROSPECTIVE STUDY AND CLINICIAN SURVEY', in JOURNAL OF NEUROTRAUMA, MARY ANN LIEBERT, INC, CANADA, Toronto, pp. A54 - A54, presented at 3rd Joint Symposium of the International-and-National-Neurotrauma-Societies-and-AANS/CNS-Section on Neurotrauma and Critical Care, CANADA, Toronto, 11 August 2018 - 16 August 2018, https://www.webofscience.com/api/gateway?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000441527400150&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
    Conference Papers | 2014
    Grunstein RR; Stevenson M; Wong K; Sharwood L; Elkington J, 2014, 'Sleep Apnea And Heavy Vehicle Crashes - A Case-Control Study', in AMERICAN JOURNAL OF RESPIRATORY AND CRITICAL CARE MEDICINE, AMER THORACIC SOC, https://www.webofscience.com/api/gateway?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000209838204834&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1

My Research Supervision

Currently supervising a health economist undertaking his PhD in health services research - with a cost effectiveness component. Enrolled University of Sydney. 

Auxiliary Supervisors Professor James Middleton and Professor Luke Connelly (UQ).

 

Currently mentoring two Neurosurgeons in research - as part of their Fellowship training program (