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Dr Sandy Reeder (previously 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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