Understanding and preventing injury in the led outdoor activity domain: A theory driven approach to injury surveillance and prevention

  • Salmon, Paul (Primary Chief Investigator (PCI))
  • Cassell, Erin (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Lenne, Michael (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Finch, Caroline F. (Partner Investigator (PI))

Project: Research

Project Details

Project Description

Serious injuries continue to occur during led outdoor activities. Despite this, the Australian led outdoor activity industry's understanding of injury and injury causing incidents remains extremely limited, and they are not currently equipped with the methods to improve this. This research involves the theory driven development, trial, and validation of an injury surveillance system for the led outdoor activity industry in Australia. These methods will then be applied as part of an in-depth study of injury incidents, for the first time Internationally and in Australia, in order to develop a model of incident causation which will be used to drive future injury prevention efforts in order to reduce injury occurrence in this domain.
Effective start/end date4/01/1131/12/14


  • Australian Research Council (ARC): A$109,447.00
  • University of the Sunshine Coast
  • Australian Camps Association: A$91,939.00
  • Department of Jobs, Skills, Industry and Regions (DJSIR) (Victoria)
  • Outdoor Council of Australia
  • Outdoor Education Australia
  • Outdoor Education Group: A$4,000.00
  • Victorian Outdoor Education Group
  • YMCA