Monday, 26 March 2018

Professor Gabbe recognised on the Victorian Honour Roll of Women

Congratulations to our Head of Pre-hospital, Emergency and Trauma research, Professor Belinda Gabbe, recently inducted into the The Victorian Honour Roll of Women. The honour roll acknowledges and celebrates the outstanding achievements of women in Victoria, and Belinda was accepted for her work in injury outcomes and burden research.
The award was bestowed at a formal lunch on March 9th. She joined women who have improved our community in diverse ways, including Victoria's first female Governor, disability advocates, sporting professionals, cultural ambassadors, Aboriginal elders and more.
Belinda, an Australian Research Council Future Fellow, has an established record of research excellence and strong dedication to empowering early career researchers.

Over the past 15 years, she has established the largest and most comprehensive studies of injury outcomes globally, which have advanced our understanding of the long term personal, social and economic costs of serious injury. Her research has resulted in considerable long term benefits for the local, national and international community.  

This includes her commitment to evaluating the Victorian State Trauma System, a process which has saved lives, improved health outcomes for patients, and reduced costs to the healthcare system. 

Notably, Belinda’s research into the long-term impacts of injury is providing critical data about the experiences of trauma survivors in Victoria.  This unique and unparalleled program of research allows people living with the impacts of injury to share their experiences and contribute to the design of the trauma system and services.  

Her research provided the necessary data to drive the United Kingdom’s transition to regionalised trauma systems, following the model used in Victoria. This transition resulted in a rapid and significant reduction in trauma mortality. 

Well done, Professor Gabbe!