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Professor Alex Collie is Director of the Healthy Working Lives Research Group and Co-Director of the Division of Health Services Systems and Policy, in the School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine. He is an Australian Research Council Future Fellow (2020 to 2024) and a Churchill Fellow.

Alex is an applied public health and social policy researcher. His research focuses on work disability benefit and personal injury compensation systems and their impact on the work, social and health outcomes of injured and ill people.

His research career has been at the border of academia, government and industry. He has moved between these settings but maintained a focus on developing and using evidence to support decision making, develop policy and implement programs to improve health, work and social outcomes.

Alex currently leads mulitple large projects funded by industry, government and competitive research grants. Alex has advised multiple state and commonwealth government departments and private sector organisations in matters relating to workplace health, insurance and injury compensation. He has a PhD in psychology. He has published more than 220 peer reviewed journal articles, book chapters and technical reports.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Research area keywords

  • Work Disability
  • Workers Compensation
  • Social Policy
  • Mental Health
  • Musculoskeletal Diseases
  • Injury
  • Occupational Health
  • Health Services Research
  • Health Policy


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