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Joseph is Head, Health Law and Ageing Research Unit at teh Department of Forensic Medicine. Joseph's academic involvement with began when he became an inaugural member of the Clinical Liaison Service (2002-2009) and the Work Related Investigation Service (2005-2009) Specialist Investigations Unit at Victorian Institute Forensic Medicine and State Coroners Office investigating the system failures associated with health care and work related deaths respectively. He is also an Associate Director with Centre of Research Excellence in Patient Safety and an Adjunct Professor, Australian Centre for Evidence Based Aged Care at La Trobe University, Faculty of Health Sciences.

Joseph is the Clinical Director of Subacute Services at Ballarat Health and a practising consultant physician in geriatric medicine with research interests in medico-legal death investigation, elder abuse and Dignity of Risk as well as quality of clinical care, performance measurement and patient safety. Joseph has a Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians and a Fellowship in Australasian Faculty of Public Health Medicine.

Prior to these appointments Joseph Ibrahim established the Health Services Research Unit at the Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Monash University after completing the Doctorate of Philosophy investigating the relationship between quality of care and performance indicators. He also completed two terms as regional editor for the International Journal for Quality in Health Care (2000-04) and was the Foundation Professor Aged Care at Peninsula Health (2004-08).

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Projects 2013 2019

Research Output 1996 2018

A review of coronial investigations into medication-related deaths in Australian residential aged care

Jokanovic, N., Ferrah, N., Lovell, J. J., Weller, C., Bugeja, L., Bell, J. S. & Ibrahim, J. E., 12 Jun 2018, (Accepted/In press) In : Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy. 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

A systematic review of sexual assaults in nursing homes

Smith, D., Bugeja, L., Cunningham, N. & Ibrahim, J. E., 3 Nov 2018, In : The Gerontologist. 58, 6, p. e369-e383 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Death Following Recent Admission Into Nursing Home From Community Living: A Systematic Review Into the Transition Process

Ferrah, N. C. R., Ibrahim, J. E., Kipsaina, C. & Bugeja, L., Apr 2018, In : Journal of Aging and Health. 30, 4, p. 584-604 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

In Reply: Premature deaths of nursing home residents: An epidemiological analysis

Ibrahim, J. E., Ranson, D. L. & Bugeja, L., 19 Feb 2018, In : Medical Journal of Australia. 208, 3

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Optimising residential respite care in nursing homes: Current problems and solutions for a better future

Willoughby, M., Ibrahim, J. E., Ferrah, N. & Bugeja, L., Jun 2018, In : International Journal of Older People Nursing. 13, 2, 11 p., e12180.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review