Personal profile


Professor Peter Bragge specialises in evidence reviews to support better decision making for policy and practice. He is Director of Monash Sustainable Development Institute’s Evidence Review Service (ERS), which delivers research and practice reviews to a diverse range of government and industry organisations. Recent clients include The Australian Department of Health; Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care; The Wellcome Trust; Royal Australasian College of Physicians; and the Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System. He also leads Monash Sustainable Development Institute’s collaboration with McMaster University in Canada to build the world’s largest evidence resource for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) – Social Systems Evidence (SSE).


The ERS review approach is based on question development, prioritisation and evidence review methods that Professor Bragge has developed as well as cutting-edge review science approaches including living reviews, online evidence maps and virtual evidence libraries.


He has published over 90 peer-reviewed journal articles including in The Lancet, Lancet Neurology, Implementation Science, Biological Conservation, Journal of Cleaner Production and Public Administration Review. In 2018 he published his first book, From Roadside to Recovery: The Story of the Victorian State Trauma System. He has also written over 100 reports for government and industry and regularly engages in science communication through public-facing outlets such as The Conversation, and media appearances. 


Prior to his full-time research career, Peter worked for 10 years as a physiotherapist in public and private practice settings, including one year in the United Kingdom. He also holds a Licentiate from Trinity College London in piano performance (1991) and continues to play, perform and record music.


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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 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions
  • SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals

Education/Academic qualification

Physiotherapy, B.Physio (Hons.), University of Melbourne

1 Mar 19921 Dec 1995

Award Date: 1 Dec 1995

Piano, Licentiate Trinity College London , Trinity College Cambridge

1 Jan 19911 Dec 1991

Award Date: 1 Dec 1991

Research area keywords

  • Behaviour Change
  • Knowledge Translation
  • Evidence-based policy
  • Evidence-based practice
  • Health
  • Sustainability

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