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Transition of individuals from injury compensation to social security;
Health service use after motor vehicle crash injury


Research activity per year

Personal profile


Shannon is a Senior Research Fellow and ARC DECRA Fellow in the Healthy Working Lives Research Group within Monash's School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine. 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 DECRA research focuses on the transition of injured individuals from personal injury compensation systems to social security, with the aim to reduce the road traffic crash burden in Australia. She is interested in recovery from road traffic and work-related injuries, in particular return to work and how compensation system policy and practice can impact on  recovery. She has undertaken projects on prevalence of and recovery from work-related mental health conditions, 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 1 - No Poverty
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

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

Collaborations and top research areas from the last five years

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