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Dr Elizabeth Pritchard is a Research Fellow with the Healthy Working Lives Research Group. She has led the several qualitative studies including the Driving Health study, exploring the factors influencing truck driver health from the perspective of drivers and their family, and the implementaion pilot targeted at managers in the transportation industry, within the School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University.

Dr Pritchard is currently working on the Worker's Voice project, gathering the injured workers voice to create a virtual workers' compensation scheme from their perspective; evaluating the Proof of Concept Pilot on the digital National Certificate of Capacity for Comcare; and evaluating the Truckie Tuneup program for Australian truck drivers through OzHelp.

She has been a registered Occupational Therapist for 28 years 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; Chief Investigator for the Movember study: Identifying clinician-related barriers to active surveillance for low-risk cancer in Australia and New Zealand.

Current research roles also include:

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.


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 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

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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