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Personal profile

Biography

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, University of Melbourne

Award Date: 17 Dec 2012

Education, Master of Training and Development, University of Melbourne

Award Date: 8 Dec 2005

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

Award Date: 8 Dec 2000

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

Award Date: 3 Dec 1996

Nursing, Bachelor of Nursing, La Trobe University

Award Date: 18 Dec 1991

Research area keywords

  • 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

Research Output

  • 37 Article
  • 7 Other Report
  • 1 Commissioned Report
  • 1 Review Article

Factors facilitating recovery following severe traumatic brain injury: A qualitative study

Downing, M., Hicks, A., Braaf, S., Myles, D., Gabbe, B., Cameron, P., Ameratunga, S. & Ponsford, J., 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Neuropsychological Rehabilitation. 25 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

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., 1 Jul 2019, In : Injury. 50, 7, p. 1277–1283 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

A qualitative exploration of return to work in the first 3-years after serious injury

Braaf, S., Collie, A., Ameratunga, S., Harrison, J., Teague, W., Cameron, P. A., Christie, N. & Gabbe, B., Dec 2019, In : Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. 61, 12, p. e461-e467 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

1 Citation (Scopus)

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

4 Citations (Scopus)