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Dr Sandy Braaf is Research Fellow within the Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Monash University and holds a Health Service Research Fellowship at Monash Partners. She is a mixed methods researcher with 25 years of experience in the Victorian health system and research expertise in health communication and long-term recovery from injury. She is the project manager for the largest ever longitudinal study of recovery from major trauma called the RESTORE project (REcovery after Serious Trauma- Outcomes, Resource use and patient Experiences). After completing her PhD in 2012 in health communication, her current research focuses on improving consumer and community involvement in research, understanding the long-term impacts of injury, health literacy, and identifying gaps in service provision for traumatically injured people.

Education/Academic qualification

Health Sciences, PhD, Melbourne University

Education, Master of Training and Development, Melbourne University

Education, Graduate Diploma of Education and Training: , Melbourne University

Critical Care Nursing, Graduate Certificate in Critical Care Nursing, Western Health

Nursing, Bachelor of Nursing, La Trobe University


  • Health Communication
  • Health Literacy
  • Trauma
  • Injury
  • Injury outcomes
  • Health Services
  • Injury compensation
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Recovery from injury

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Projects 2015 2020

Research Output 2006 2019

  • 33 Article
  • 6 Other Report
  • 1 Commissioned Report
  • 1 Review Article

Agreement between medical record and administrative coding of common comorbidities in orthopaedic trauma patients

Daly, S., Nguyen, T. Q., Gabbe, B. J., Braaf, S., Simpson, P. & Ekegren, C. L., 8 May 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Injury. 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Care coordination experiences of people with traumatic brain injury and their family members in the 4-years after injury: a qualitative analysis

Braaf, S., Ameratunga, S., Christie, N., Teague, W., Ponsford, J., Cameron, P. A. & Gabbe, B. J., 2019, In : Brain Injury. 33, 5, p. 574-583 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Patterns and prediction of return to work after major trauma: a prospective, population-based registry study

Collie, A., Simpson, P. M., Cameron, P. A., Ameratunga, S., Ponsford, J., Lyons, R., Braaf, S., Nunn, A., Harrison, J. & Gabbe, B. J., 1 May 2019, In : Annals of Surgery. 269, 5, p. 972-978 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Traumatic injury survivors’ perceptions of their future: a longitudinal qualitative study

Braaf, S., Ameratunga, S., Ponsford, J., Cameron, P., Collie, A., Harrison, J., Ekegren, C., Christie, N., Nunn, A. & Gabbe, B., 10 Feb 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Disability and Rehabilitation. 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review