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Shannon is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Insurance Work and Health Group. With a background in Biomedical Engineering, Shannon chose to pursue her doctoral studies at the Monash University Accident Research Centre investigating injury-causing hazards at fitness facilities. Throughout her studies and employment, Shannon has worked with internal researchers and external stakeholders in the areas of injury epidemiology, injury prevention and injury rehabilitation.

Her postdoctoral research focuses on recovery from road traffic injuries, in particular return to work. She is also involved in work-related injury research and the investigation of how compensation system policy and practice can impact on workers' recovery, and has undertaken projects on prevalence of and recovery from work-related mental health conditions. She is currently leading projects on retention of older healthcare workers and recovery trajectories of injured coal miners.

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

Research area keywords

  • Injury Prevention
  • Health Outcomes
  • Return to Work
  • Rehabilitation
  • Epidemiology
  • Occupational Health and Safety
  • Transport Safety
  • Mental health at work
  • Public health policy


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