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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 2019

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., Apr 2019, In : Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy. 15, 4, p. 410-416 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview ArticleResearchpeer-review

Fatal road transport crashes among Australian residential aged care facility residents

Lee, H. C., Johnson, M., Bugeja, L., Koppel, S., Chong, D. & Ibrahim, J. E., 1 Mar 2019, In : Australasian Journal on Ageing. 38, 1, p. 52-56 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Nursing home resident deaths due to road trauma and the potential roles for nursing home providers to promote public safety

Lee, H. C., Ibrahim, J. E., Koppel, S., Johnson, M. & Bugeja, L., 29 Mar 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Australasian Journal on Ageing. 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Recommendations for the prevention of deaths among nursing home residents with unexplained absences

Woolford, M. H., Bugeja, L., Weller, C., Boag, J., Willoughby, M. & Ibrahim, J. E., 7 May 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : International Journal of Older People Nursing. 11 p., e12237.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Rural centres do not have a higher prevalence of post-operative complications than urban centres: a retrospective analysis of a mortality audit

Ferrah, N. C. R., Stephan, K., Lovell, J., Beiles, C. B. & Ibrahim, J. E., 1 Jul 2019, In : ANZ Journal of Surgery. 89, 7-8, p. 833-841 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review