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Dr Teresa Howard is the Head of Innovation and Research at the National Trauma Research Institute. She is also the program manager for the Australia-India Trauma Systsems Collaboration. She has completed a PhD in Protozoology at The University of Tasmania.

Dr Howard is a scientist and medical researcher with over 20 years’ experience in a broad range of research and development activities in medical and commercial research institutes and companies. She started her career as a scientist working with early HIV diagnostics, later working with the WHO as a temporary advisor running inter-country workshops. Dr Howard has experience in Biotech start-ups and commercialising Australian research. She currently has two patents.

Dr Howard’s role at NTRI is focused on leading and supporting NTRI’s research and development capacity. She is responsible for strategic development of the research agenda, supporting NTRI’s and Alfred’s clinical researchers and collaborators and facilitating national and international partnerships. In addition, she oversees the project management of a number of national and international programs of research encompassing clinical, health services and knowledge translation aspects of trauma and emergency surgery.

External positions

Head, Innovation & Research, National Trauma Research Institute

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Projects 2013 2020

Trauma System - State Wide Capability Program

Fitzgerald, M., Mathew, J., Mitra, B., Boo, E., Groombridge, C., Kim, Y., Noonan, M., Cameron, P., Maini, A., Howard, T., Williams, K., Devilliers Smit, P. & Reilly, S.


Project: Research

Reducing the burden of injury in India and Australia through development and piloting of improved systems of care

Gruen, R., Cameron, P., Fitzgerald, M., Ivers, R., Joshipura, M., Misra, M., Mock, C., O'Reilly, G. M., Matthew, J., Varma, D., Smolenaers, F., Joubert, L. B., Mitra, B., Stephenson, M., Meadley, B., Cudini, D., Calthorpe, S., Kimmel, L., Farrow, N., Walker, T., Gupta, A., Howard, T., Fahey, M., Yadav, L. & Mok, M. T.

Department of Industry, Innovation and Science (Comm), Monash University – Internal School Contribution, Victorian State Trauma Outcomes Registry and Monitoring Group (VSTORM)


Project: Research

Research Output 1988 2019

A checklist for trauma quality improvement meetings: A process improvement study

O'Reilly, G. M., Mathew, J., Roy, N., Gupta, A., Joshipura, M., Sharma, N., Mitra, B., Cameron, P. A., Fahey, M., Howard, T., Kumar, V., Jarwani, B., Soni, K. D., Thakor, A., Dharap, S., Patel, P., Jhakal, A., Farrow, N. C., Misra, M. C., Gruen, R. L. & 1 others, Fitzgerald, M. C., 8 Apr 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Injury. 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

1 Citation (Scopus)

An assessment of the utility and functionality of wearable head impact sensors in Australian Football

McIntosh, A. S., Willmott, C., Patton, D. A., Mitra, B., Brennan, J. H., Dimech-Betancourt, B., Howard, T. S. & Rosenfeld, J. V., 1 Jul 2019, In : Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport. 22, 7, p. 784-789 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Establishing a Multicentre Trauma Registry in India: An Evaluation of Data Completeness

Shivasabesan, G., O’Reilly, G. M., Mathew, J., Fitzgerald, M. C., Gupta, A., Roy, N., Joshipura, M., Sharma, N., Cameron, P., Fahey, M., Howard, T., Cheung, Z., Kumar, V., Jarwani, B., Soni, K. D., Patel, P., Thakor, A., Misra, M., Gruen, R. L., Mitra, B. & 1 others, on behalf of the Australia-India Trauma Systems Collaboration (AITSC), 20 Jun 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : World Journal of Surgery. 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Over view of major traumatic injury in Australia––Implications for trauma system design

Cameron, P. A., Fitzgerald, M. C., Curtis, K., McKie, E., Gabbe, B., Earnest, A., Christey, G., Clarke, C., Crozier, J., Dinh, M., Ellis, D. Y., Howard, T., Joseph, A. P., McDermott, K., Matthew, J., Ogilvie, R., Pollard, C., Rao, S., Reade, M., Rushworth, N. & 2 others, Zalstein, S. & On behalf of the Australian Trauma Quality Improvement Program (AusTQIP) collaboration, 3 Oct 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Injury. 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

4 Citations (Scopus)

The Australian Trauma Registry

Fitzgerald, M. C., Curtis, K., Cameron, P. A., Ford, J. E., Howard, T. S., Crozier, J. A., Fitzgerald, A., Gruen, R. L., Pollard, C. & on behalf of the AusTQIP Consortium, Apr 2019, In : ANZ Journal of Surgery. 89, 4, p. 286-290 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

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