Lyndal Bugeja

Assoc Professor


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Dr Lyndal Bugeja has a joint appointment as an Associate Professor at Monash Nursing and Midwifery where she is the Director of Research and the Department of Forensic Medicine where she is the reserach lead for the Violence Investigation Research and Training Unit. She has qualifications in criminology and a research doctorate in public health. Her experience in the conduct of medico-legal investigations and the utility of information generated for these investigations has been applied to pre and post-vention responses to injury and violence. She has contributed to the development of a number of injury and violence surveillance systems to enhance the medico-legal investigation for the purposes of prevention.

In collaboration with research colleagues she has been awarded competitive grants from both international and national funding bodies, including the National Health and Medical Research Council, Australian Research Council and Department of Social Services.

Lyndal has designed and led a number of collaborative research studies that have culminated in the development of evidence-based recommendations to mitigate the risk of injury and violence. Her research has contributed to legislative and policy changes that subsequently reduced fatal injury. Lyndal is an accredited higher degrees supervisor and has supervised students during internships and in Honours, Masters and PhD programs.

Research interests

Injury and violence prevention

Forensic Medicine

Preventive Medicine

Suicide Prevention

Family Homicide

Sexual Violence

Surveillance of Injury and Violence

Systematic Reviews

Mixed Methods

Research area keywords

  • Forensic medicine
  • Preventive Medicine
  • Injury epidemiology
  • Violence
  • Suicide Prevention
  • Sexual Violence
  • Injury surveillance


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