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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

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

The ACRISP team is busy in 2019 working on a major new project funded by the International Olympic Committee.

Two PhD Scholarships: Sports injury epidemiology / injury surveillance

Two new PhD scholarships are available with ACRISP to contribute to a program of research relating to the design and conduct of injury surveillance approaches for quantifying the burden of sports injury and its prevention in community sport.

Conferences and keynotes

It has been a very busy few months of conferences lately, which has involved a lot of travel for our staff and students: Colombo, Perth, Amsterdam, Fremantle, Hanoi, Bangkok, Lausanne, Perth, Canberra and the Gold Coast… more information on the talks presented is available here.

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