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Dr Elizabeth Pritchard is a Research Fellow with the Driving Health study within the Insurance Work and Health Group. She is leading a qualitative study exploring the factors influencing truck driver health from the perspective of drivers and their family within the School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University. She is a registered Occupational Therapist specialising in neuro-rehabilitation, and completed her PhD in health sciences through Monash University in 2014 exploring participation in return to daily activities following hospitalisation with older adults.

Previous research roles included; Senior clinician on the RESPOND multi-centre RCT study, Research Lead at Alfred Health Occupational Therapy, Research Fellow on the qualitative study investigating Brain Injury and Family Violence with practitioners in Victoria, and  Program Manager on the MyCare Ageing project - Integrating care via a volunteer patient-centred program for hospitalised patients with dementia and/or delirium.

Current research roles also include:

Chief Investigator for the Movember study: Identifying clinician-related barriers to active surveillance for low-risk cancer in Australia and New Zealand;

Chief Investigator for the REDDS2 study: A study of patient and healthcare provider experiences of blood transfusion in myelodysplastic syndromes.

Dr Pritchard utilises both qualitative and quantitative research methodologies with a passion for health and wellness and providing a voice for those receiving health services.


External positions

Co-founder, WALT Institute

2016 → …

Research area keywords

  • Driver Health, Brain injury, dementia, participation, volition, family violence, translation of research into practice.


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