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Bumps, strains and breaks: preventing injuries in recreational Aussie Rules

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Edith Cowan University Joondalup

Building 32 Lecture Theatre

270 Joondalup Drive

Joondalup, WA 6027

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In the first lecture in the 2018 ECU Lecture Series, ECU’s new Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research), Professor Caroline Finch AO, will examine the issue of lower limb injuries, the most common injuries in those who play Australian Football.

Unfortunately, they are also the type of injuries that can prevent a player from ongoing participation in the sport.

Based on what we now know, many lower limb injuries can be prevented and administrators, coaches and players should make it a priority for injury prevention.

In this talk, Professor Finch will present the latest evidence about how to prevent these injuries through the implementation of exercise training programs. She will provide insights into the challenges and opportunities for delivering such programs in community-level Australian Football.

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Friday, 20 April 2018, 3.45pm for 4.00pm sharp start
Refreshments from 5.00pm to 6.00pm

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dith Cowan University, Joondalup Campus
Building 32 Lecture Theatre
270 Joondalup Drive, Joondalup

About Professor Caroline Finch AO

Professor Caroline Finch joined Edith Cowan University (ECU) in 2018 as the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) and Vice-President with the responsibility for leading research at ECU.

Professor Finch is, herself, a highly accomplished academic and world-renowned researcher. She is the author of over 700 research-related publications, and has earned more than $22m in research funding over the course of her career. She was a National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Principal Research Fellow from 2004-2016. She held NHMRC research funding continually from 2004-2016 and also has had Australian Research Council (ARC) funding continually since 2004.

Prior to her appointment as Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) and Vice-President, she was the Dean of Graduate Studies at Federation University Australia. She has previously held Research Professor roles at the University of New South Wales (2003-6), University of Ballarat (2006-10), Monash University (2010-13) and Federation University Australia (2013-2018). She is also a Director on the National Board of Sports Medicine Australia and a member of the Editorial Board of several international sports medicine and injury prevention journals.

Professor Finch holds a PhD in Mathematics/Statistics from Monash University and a Research Masters in Mathematical Statistics from Latrobe University. She is known globally for her injury prevention, injury surveillance and sports medicine research. She has previously been ranked as one of the 10 most highly published injury researchers of all time and is recognised as one of the most influential sports medicine researchers internationally. In 2015, she was awarded the American Public Health Association Distinguished International Career Award from the Injury Control and Emergency Health Services Section.

In 2018, Professor Finch was appointed as an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) for her distinguished service to sports medicine, particularly in the area of injury prevention as an educator, researcher and author, and to the promotion of improved health in athletes and those who exercise

About the ECU Lecture Series
In just 60 minutes, a distinguished ECU academic will explore a pressing issue facing our community, offer their solutions and answer audience questions.

Event open to the public.

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Edith Cowan University Joondalup

Building 32 Lecture Theatre

270 Joondalup Drive

Joondalup, WA 6027

Australia

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