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Dr Rebecca Kippen is Associate Professor of Demography in the School of Rural Health at Monash University, Bendigo. Dr Kippen has held research and teaching positions at the Australian National University (2002-10), and was an Australian Research Council Future Fellow at the School of Population Health, University of Melbourne (2010-14), researching Australia's historical demography. Since the late 1990s, Dr Kippen's work on population futures has been highly influential in population debate both in Australia and internationally.

Dr Kippen lectures on research methods, demographic methods, and evidence-based clinical practice. Current research includes life-course analysis of Tasmanian convicts, Victorian Aborigines, and Victorian World War One veterans; health and mortality in regional areas; GP training; the Hazelwood Mine Fire Health Study; and VMAX: Understanding methamphetamine use in Victoria. Current and past funded projects are listed in the linked curriculum vitae below.

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Education/Academic qualification

BBus(Mathematics and Accounting), La Trobe University

PhD(Demography), Australian National University

Research area keywords

  • Demography
  • Life Course Analysis
  • Mortality
  • Population Forecasting
  • Population Studies
  • Rural Health
  • Sex Selection Technology

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Projects 2014 2020

GP Supervisor Research Project, 2019-2020

Kippen, R., Leach, M., O'Sullivan, B., Wallace, G., Hickson, H., Cohen, D. & Cohen, P.


Project: Research

GPSA National Supervisor Survey analysis

Kippen, R.


Project: Research

Measuring the educational alliance with supervisors from the registrar perspective

Elliott, T., Bentley, M., Benson, J., Kippen, R., Costello, S., Burns, J., Cook, C., Warrington, A. & Wallace, G.


Project: Research

Adapting and validating a tool to measure the supervisory relationship of GP supervisors

Kippen, R., Wallace, G., Bentley, M., Costello, S., Burns, J., Sampson, M., Morgan, S. & Warrington, A.


Project: Research

Research Output 1998 2020

Patient specific advice for in-hospital cardiac arrest survival rates

Doherty, Z., Fuzzard, K., Kippen, R., O'Sullivan, B. & Panozzo, L., Feb 2020, In : EMA - Emergency Medicine Australasia. 32, 1, p. 174-175 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalLetterOtherpeer-review

Early results from the 'Diggers to Veterans' longitudinal study of Australian men who served in the First World War: Short-and long-term mortality of early enlisters

McCalman, J., Kippen, R., McMeeken, J. M., Hopper, J. & Reade, M., 12 May 2019, In : Historical Life Course Studies. 8, p. 52-72 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access

Gender differences in psychotropic medicine dispensing at a pharmacy in Melbourne, Australia, 1954 and 1961

Leach, M. & Kippen, R., 1 Sep 2019, In : Pharmaceutical Historian. 49, 3, p. 65-73 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

1 Citation (Scopus)

Short and long-term survival following an in-hospital cardiac arrest in a regional hospital cohort

Doherty, Z., Fletcher, J., Fuzzard, K., Kippen, R., Knott, C. & O'Sullivan, B., 1 Oct 2019, In : Resuscitation. 143, p. 134-141 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access

Tell me if there is a problem: safety in early general practice training

Ingham, G., Plastow, K., Kippen, R. & White, N., 26 May 2019, In : Education for Primary Care. 30, 4, p. 212-219 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access