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The Australian Centre for Research into Injury in Sport and its Prevention (ACRISP) team is part of Edith Cowan University’s Exercise Medicine Research Institute. ACRISP research is focused on:

  • Building healthy athletes
  • Understanding and reducing risks
  • Impacting policy and practice

for safe sport and performance

The ACRISP research team draws on strengths and expertise from across several of ECUs schools and research groups including the School of Medical and Health Sciences, School of Engineering, Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts and the School of Business and Law.

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ACRISP-ECU research is focused on epidemiology of sports injury and translation and implementation research. The ACRISP-ECU team is led by Dr Lauren Fortington. Please contact for further information.

ACRISP recognised by the International Olympic Committee (IOC)

ACRISP has been recognised by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) as one of 11 groups worldwide to have the abilities and expertise to conduct research that makes a real impact on sport injuries.

Read about our recognition in the IOC press release and at ECU’s World Class Research site

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News & events

Professor Finch contributes to IOC Expert Meeting.

Prof Finch contributes to consensus statement and guidelines

Evaluating the Impact of the IOC Sports Medicine Statements on Olympic Athlete Health and Wellbeing

Welcome Dr Marelise Badenhorst for the next stage of our evaluation of the IOC medical consensus statements. Marelise and Lauren are currently conducting interviews in South Africa and Australia.

ACRISP and Rugby Australia offer new PhD scholarship

Since 2014, ACRISP and Rugby Australia have worked together to establish a strong injury surveillance program. We are now ready to take it one step further to maximise the outputs for athletes, coaches and medical staff.

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