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Dr Giummarra is a postdoctoral research fellow in the School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University; the Institute of Safety, Compensation and Recovery Research; and Caulfield Pain Management and Research Centre in Australia.

Dr Giummarra is leading a program of research on pain following injury, chronic pain, and the social context of pain and suffering. Since 2013 she has worked in close partnership with the Victorian Transport Accident Commission in studies that are investigating the role of compensation system experience in chronic pain and function following injury. She works with clinical service providers and policy makers in health.

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Research area keywords

  • Amputees
  • Emotion
  • Experimental pain treatment
  • Multisensory experience
  • Pain
  • Pain management
  • Phantom limbs
  • olfaction
  • perception
  • sensation
  • disgust
  • pain
  • empathy
  • empathy for pain
  • synaesthesia
  • synaesthesia for pain
  • synaesthesia for touch

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Projects 2012 2021

Research Output 2004 2019

Impact of comorbidity on health outcome after a transport-related injury

Samoborec, S., Simpson, P., Hassani-Mahmooei, B., Ruseckaite, R., Giummarra, M., Ayton, D. & Evans, S., 19 Apr 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Injury Prevention. 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

The Association Between Fault Attribution and Work Participation After Road Traffic Injury: A Registry-Based Observational Study

Lau, G., Gabbe, B. J., Collie, A., Ponsford, J., Ameratunga, S., Cameron, P. A., Harrison, J. E. & Giummarra, M. J., 9 Dec 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation. 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

1 Citation (Scopus)

The road to recovery for vulnerable road users hospitalised for orthopaedic injury following an on-road crash

Devlin, A., Beck, B., Simpson, P. M., Ekegren, C. L., Giummarra, M. J., Edwards, E. R., Cameron, P. A., Liew, S., Oppy, A., Richardson, M., Page, R. & Gabbe, B. J., Nov 2019, In : Accident Analysis and Prevention. 132, 10 p., 105279.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Twelve month mortality rates and independent living in people aged 65 years or older after isolated hip fracture: A prospective registry-based study

Giummarra, M. J., Ekegren, C. L., Gong, J., Simpson, P., Cameron, P. A., Edwards, E. & Gabbe, B. J., 23 Nov 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Injury. 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review