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Professor Caroline Finch AO

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research)

Contact Information Telephone: +61 8 6304 2258, Mobile: 0466438067, Email: c.finch@ecu.edu.au, Campus: Joondalup, Room: JO1.407
Staff Member Details
Telephone: +61 8 6304 2258
Mobile: 0466438067
Email: c.finch@ecu.edu.au
Campus: Joondalup  
Room: JO1.407  

 

Professor Caroline Finch leads the Australian Centre for Research into Injury in Sport and its Prevention, which is one of only ten centres worldwide recognised by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) as a Research Centre for the Prevention of Injury and Protection of Athlete Health. Her research has been funded by the NHMRC, Australian Research Council, VicHealth, IOC, the US and Canadian National Institutes of Health, Australian/State government departments for health and sport and from peak sports bodies including the International Rugby Board, FIFA (Soccer), the Australian Football League and Cricket Australia.

Professor Finch has previously been ranked as one of the 10 most highly published injury researchers of all time and in the top three most influential sports medicine researchers internationally. In 2015, she was awarded the International Distinguished Career Award from the American Public Health Association’s Injury Control and Emergency Health Services Section. She contributes to the editorial boards of the British Journal of Sports Medicine, Journal of Science & Medicine in Sport, Injury Epidemiology, and Sports Medicine. In recognition of her contribution to sport safety and research in Australia, she was appointed as an Officer to the Order of Australia in 2018.

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, Monash University, 1995.
  • Master of Science, La Trobe University, 1986.
  • The Honours Degree of Bachelor of Science, Monash University, 1983.

Research

Recent Research Grants

  • Research and Evaluation partnership for Injury Prevention,  Injury Matters - Research and Evaluation Services,  Grant,  2019 - 2024,  $479,397.
  • Australian Centre for Research into Injury in Sport and its Prevention (ACRISP),  International Olympic Committee,  Research Centres for Prevention of Injury and Protection of Athlete Health,  2019 - 2022,  $568,107.
  • From data to action: a new process for developing injury countermeasures,  Australian Research Council,  Grant - Linkage (Projects),  2015 - 2021,  $2,124,837.
  • Evaluating the Impact of the IOC Sports Medicine Statements on Olympic Athlete Health and Wellbeing,  International Olympic Committee,  Grant,  2018 - 2020,  $131,393.
  • Prevention of injury and protection of athlete health,  International Olympic Committee,  Grant,  2018 - 2019,  $341,491.

Recent Publications (within the last five years)

Books

  • Goode, N., Salmon, P., Lenné, M., Finch, C., (2019), Translating Systems Thinking into Practice: A Guide to Developing Incident Reporting Systems., Boca Raton, United States of America, CRC Press.

Journal Articles

  • Richmond, S., Donaldson, A., Macpherson, A., Bridel, W., Van Den Berg, C., Finch, C., Hagel, B., Emery, C., (2020), Facilitators and Barriers to the Implementation of iSPRINT: A Sport Injury Prevention Program in Junior High Schools. Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine, 30(3), 231-238, DOI: 10.1097/JSM.0000000000000579.
  • Gamage, P., Finch, C., Fortington, L., (2020), Document analysis of exertional heat illness policies and guidelines published by sports organisations in Victoria, Australia. BMJ Open Sport & Exercise Medicine, 6(-), e000591, DOI: doi: 10.1136/bmjsem-2019-000591.
  • Clarsen, B., Bahr, R., Myklebust, G., Andersson, S., Docking, S., Drew, M., Finch, C., Fortington, L., Harøy, J., Khan, K., Moreau, B., Moore, I., Møller, M., Nabhan, D., Nielsen, R., Pasanen, K., Schwellnus, M., Soligard, T., Verhagen, E., (2020), Improved reporting of overuse injuries and health problems in sport: An update of the Oslo Sport Trauma Research Center questionnaires. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 54(-), 390-396, British Med Assoc House, Tavistock Square, London WC1H 9JR, England, B M J Publishing Group.
  • Fortington, L., Bekker, S., Finch, C., (2020), Integrating and maintaining automated external defibrillators and emergency planning in community sport settings: a qualitative case study. Emergency Medicine Journal, In Press(-), -, DOI: 10.1136/emermed-2019-208781.
  • McLeod, G., O'Connor, S., Morgan, D., Kountouris, A., Finch, C., Fortington, L., (2020), Prospective reporting of injury in community level cricket: A systematic review to identify research priorities. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, In Press(-), -, DOI: 10.1016/j.jsams.2020.04.023.
  • McLeod, G., O'Connor, S., Morgan, D., Kountouris, A., Finch, C., Fortington, L., (2020), Medical-attention injuries in community cricket: a systematic review. BMJ Open Sport & Exercise Medicine, 6(1), e000670, DOI: 10.1136/bmjsem-2019-000670.
  • Lathlean, T., Gastin, P., Newstead, S., Finch, C., (2020), Absolute and relative load and injury in Elite Junior Australian football players over 1 season. International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance, 15(4), 511-519, United States, Human Kinetics, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1123/ijspp.2019-0100.
  • Gamage, P., Fortington, L., Finch, C., (2020), Epidemiology of exertional heat illnesses in organised sports: A systematic review. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 23(8), 701-709, DOI: 10.1016/j.jsams.2020.02.008.
  • Goode, N., Shaw, L., Finch, C., Salmon, P., (2019), Challenges of translating Rasmussen’s Accimap into a usable, sustainable, and useful incident reporting system: end‑user attitudes following 12‑month implementation. Cognition, Technology and Work, x(x), x, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10111-019-00596-x.
  • Gamage, P., Fortington, L., Finch, C., (2019), Risk perceptions for exertional heat illnesses in junior cricket in Sri Lanka. BMJ Open Sport & Exercise Medicine, 5(1), Article no.e000508, DOI: 10.1136/bmjsem-2019-000508.
  • Kunstler, BE., Cook, JL., Kemp, JL., O’halloran, PD., Finch, C., (2019), The self-reported factors that influence Australian physiotherapists' choice to promote non-treatment physical activity to patients with musculoskeletal conditions. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 22(3), 275-280, DOI: 10.1016/j.jsams.2018.08.006.
  • Toohey, L., Drew, M., Finch, C., Cook, JL., Fortington, L., (2019), A 2-year prospective study of injury in elite Australian rugby sevens: exploration of incidence rates, severity, injury type and subsequent injury in men and women. American Journal of Sports Medicine, 47(6), 1302-1311, DOI: 10.1177/0363546518825380.
  • Brown, J., Cross, M., England, M., Finch, C., Fuller, G., Kemp, S., Quarrie, K., Raftery, M., Stokes, K., Tucker, R., Verhagen, E., Fuller, C., (2019), Guidelines for community-based injury surveillance in rugby union. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 22(12), 1314-1318, DOI: 10.1016/j.jsams.2019.08.006.
  • Donaldson, A., Gabbe, B., Lloyd, D., Cook, J., Finch, C., (2019), Controlled ecological evaluation of an implemented exercise training programme to prevent lower limb injuries in sport: differences in implementation activity. Injury Prevention, 25(6), 480-486, DOI: 10.1136/injuryprev-2017-042579.
  • Toohey, L., Drew, M., Bullock, N., Caling, B., Fortington, L., Finch, C., Cook, J., (2019), Epidemiology of elite sprint kayak injuries: a 3-year prospective study. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 22(10), 1108-1113, DOI: 10.1016/j.jsams.2019.06.002.
  • Bani‑mustafa, A., Matawie, K., Finch, C., Al-Nasser, A., Ciavolino, E., (2019), Recursive residuals for linear mixed models. Quality and Quantity: international journal of methodology, 53(3), 1263-1274, DOI: 10.1007/s11135-018-0814-6.
  • Finch, C., Goode, N., Shaw, L., Salmon, P., (2019), End-user experiences with two incident and injury reporting systems designed for led outdoor activities - challenges for implementation of future data systems. Injury Epidemiology, 6(1), Article number 39, DOI: 10.1186/s40621-019-0214-y.
  • Panagodage Perera, NK., Kemp, J., Joseph, C., Finch, C., (2019), Epidemiology of hospital-treated cricket injuries sustained by women from 2002–2003 to 2013–2014 in Victoria, Australia. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 22(11), 1213-1218, DOI: 10.1016/j.jsams.2019.07.010.
  • Panagodage Perera, N., Kountouris, A., Kemp, J., Joseph, C., Finch, C., (2019), The incidence, prevalence, nature, severity and mechanisms of injury in elite female cricketers: A prospective cohort study. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 22(9), 1014-1020, DOI: 10.1016/j.jsams.2019.05.013.
  • Lathlean, T., Gastin, P., Newstead, S., Finch, C., (2019), A prospective cohort of load and wellness (sleep, fatigue, soreness, stress and mood) in elite junior Australian football players. International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance, 14(6), 829-840, United States, Human Kinetics, DOI: 10.1123/ijspp.2018-0372.
  • Kucera, K., Fortington, L., Wolff, C., Marshall, S., Finch, C., (2019), Estimating the international burden of sport-related death: a review of data sources. Injury Prevention, 25(2), 83-89, DOI: 10.1136/injuryprev-2017-042642.
  • Kunstler, B., Cook, JL., Kemp, JL., O’halloran, PB., Finch, C., (2019), The behaviour change techniques used by Australian physiotherapists to promote non-treatment physical activity to patients with musculoskeletal conditions. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 22(1), 2-10, DOI: 10.1016/j.jsams.2018.06.002.
  • O’brien, J., Finch, C., Pruna, R., McCall, A., (2019), A new model for injury prevention in team sports: the Team-sport Injury Prevention (TIP) Cycle. Science and Medicine in Football, 3(1), 77-80, DOI: 10.1080/24733938.2018.1512752.
  • Toohey, L., Drew, M., Fortington, L., Menaspa, M., Finch, C., Cook, JL., (2019), Comparison of subsequent injury categorisation (SIC) models and their application in a sporting population. Injury Epidemiology, 6(1), Article No. 9, DOI: 10.1186/s40621-019-0183-1.
  • Gamage, P., Fortington, L., Kountouris, A., Finch, C., (2019), Match injuries in Sri Lankan junior cricket: a prospective, longitudinal study. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 22(6), 647–652, DOI: 10.1016/j.jsams.2018.11.025.
  • Finch, C., Gray, SE., Akram, M., Donaldson, A., Lloyd, D., Cook, JL., (2019), Controlled ecological evaluation of an implemented exercise-training program to prevent lower limb injuries in sport – population-level trends in hospital-treated injuries. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 53(8), 487–492, British Med Assoc House, Tavistock Square, London WC1H 9JR, England, B M J Publishing Group, DOI: 10.1136/bjsports-2018-099488.
  • Fortington, L., Bekker, S., Morgan, D., Finch, C., (2019), “It Doesn’t Make Sense for Us Not to Have One”—Understanding Reasons Why Community Sports Organizations Chose to Participate in a Funded Automated External Defibrillator Program. Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine, 29(4), 324-328, DOI: 10.1097/JSM.0000000000000524.
  • Nielsen, RO., Bertelsen, ML., Ramskov, D., Møller, M., Hulme, A., Theisen, D., Finch, C., Fortington, L., Mansournia, MA., Parner, ET., (2019), Time-to-event analysis for sports injury research part 1: time-varying exposures. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 53(1), 61-68, British Med Assoc House, Tavistock Square, London WC1H 9JR, England, B M J Publishing Group, DOI: 10.1136/bjsports-2018-099408.
  • Nielsen, RO., Bertelsen, ML., Ramskov, D., Møller, M., Hulme, A., Theisen, D., Finch, C., Fortington, L., Mansournia, MA., Parner, ET., (2019), Time-to-event analysis for sports injury research part 2: time-varying outcomes. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 53(1), 70-78, British Med Assoc House, Tavistock Square, London WC1H 9JR, England, B M J Publishing Group, DOI: 10.1136/bjsports-2018-100000.
  • Fortington, L., West, L., Morgan, D., Finch, C., (2019), Implementing automated external defibrillators into community sports clubs/facilities: a cross-sectional survey of community club member preparedness for medical emergencies. BMJ Open Sport & Exercise Medicine, 5(1), article no. e000536, DOI: 10.1136/bmjsem-2019-000536.
  • Gamage, P., Kountouris, A., Finch, C., Fortington, L., (2019), Prevention of sports injuries in Sri Lanka: what do we know about injuries in our athletes?. Sri Lankan Journal of Sports and Exercise Medicine, 2(1), 19-29, DOI: 10.4038/sljsem.v2i1.12.
  • Lathlean, TJ., Gastin, PB., Newstead, SV., Finch, C., (2018), The incidence, prevalence, severity mechanism and body region of injury in elite junior Australian football players: a prospective cohort study over one season. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 21(10), 1013-1018, DOI: 10.1016/j.jsams.2018.03.002.
  • Robins, LM., Hill, KD., Finch, C., Clemson, L., Haines, T., (2018), The association between physical activity and social isolation in community-dwelling older adults. Aging and Mental Health, 22(2), 175–182, DOI: 10.1080/13607863.2016.1242116.
  • Bromley, SJ., Drew, MK., Talpey, S., McIntosh, A., Finch, C., (2018), A systematic review of prospective epidemiological research into injury and illness in Olympic combat sport. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 52(1), 8-16, British Med Assoc House, Tavistock Square, London WC1H 9JR, England, B M J Publishing Group, DOI: 10.1136/bjsports-2016-097313.
  • O'Brien, J., Santner, E., Finch, C., (2018), The inter-tester reliability of the squeeze and bent-knee-fall-out tests in elite academy football players. Physical Therapy in Sport, 34(Nov), 8-13, DOI: 10.1016/j.ptsp.2018.08.004.
  • Schneuer, FJ., Bell, JC., Adams, SE., Brown, J., Finch, C., Nassar, N., (2018), The burden of hospitalized sports-related injuries in children: an Australian population-based study, 2005-2013. Injury Epidemiology, 5(1), Article No. 45, DOI: 10.1186/s40621-018-0175-6.
  • Saw, R., Finch, C., Samra, D., Baquie, P., Cardoso, T., Hope, D., Orchard, JW., (2018), Injuries in Australian Rules Football: an overview of injury rates, patterns, and mechanisms across all levels of play. Sports Health: A Multidisciplinary Approach, 10(3), 208-216, DOI: 10.1177/1941738117726070.
  • Perera, NK., Joseph, C., Kemp, JL., Finch, C., (2018), Epidemiology of injuries in women playing competitive team bat-or-stick sports: a systematic review and a meta-analysis. Sports Medicine, 48(3), 617-640, New Zealand, Adis int Ltd, DOI: 10.1007/s40279-017-0815-y.
  • Lathlean, T., Gastin, PB., Newstead, S., Finch, C., (2018), Elite junior Australian football players experience significantly different loads across levels of competition and training modes. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 32(7), 2031–2038, United States, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, DOI: 10.1519/JSC.0000000000002568.
  • Kunstler, BE., Cook, JL., Freene, N., Finch, C., Kemp, JL., O’halloran, PD., Gaida, JE., (2018), Physiotherapists use a small number of behaviour change techniques when promoting physical activity: A systematic review comparing experimental and observational studies. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 21(6), 609-615, DOI: 10.1016/j.jsams.2017.10.027.
  • Bromley, S., Drew, M., Talpey, S., McIntosh, A., Finch, C., (2018), Collecting Health and Exposure Data in Australian Olympic Combat Sports: Feasibility Study Utilizing an Electronic System. JMIR Human Factors, 5(4), article no.e27, Canada, DOI: 10.2196/humanfactors.9541.
  • Kunstler, BE., Cook, JL., Freene, N., Finch, C., Kemp, JL., O’halloran, P., Gaida, JE., (2018), Physiotherapist-led physical activity interventions are efficacious at increasing physical activity levels: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine, 28(3), 304-315, DOI: 10.1097/JSM.0000000000000447.
  • Bekker, S., Paliadelis, P., Finch, C., (2018), The fallacy of amelioration: Thinking through Knowledge Translation in sport and exercise medicine. Translational Sports Medicine, 1(4), 166-171, United Kingdom, DOI: 10.1002/tsm2.31.
  • Gamage, PJ., Fortington, L., Finch, C., (2018), Adaptation, translation and reliability of the Australian Juniors Enjoying Cricket Safely injury risk perception questionnaire for Sri Lanka. BMJ Open Sport & Exercise Medicine, 4(1), article number e000289, DOI: 10.1136/bmjsem-2017-000289.
  • Kunstler, BE., O’halloran, PD., Cook, JL., Kemp, JL., Finch, C., (2018), “…like you’re pushing the snowball back up hill”—the experiences of Australian physiotherapists promoting non-treatment physical activity: A qualitative study. AIMS Medical Science, 5(3), 224-237, DOI: 10.3934/medsci.2018.3.224.
  • Fortington, L., Bekker, S., Finch, C., (2018), Online news media reporting of football-related fatalities in Australia: A matter of life and death. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 21(3), 245-249, DOI: 10.1016/j.jsams.2017.06.015.
  • Sekendiz, B., Norton, K., Keyzer, P., Dietrich, J., Coyle, IR., Gray, S., Finch, C., (2018), Emergency preparedness in fitness facilities: bridging the gap between policy and practice. International Journal of Business Continuity and Risk Management, 8(1), 71-85, DOI: 10.1504/IJBCRM.2018.090595.
  • Finch, C., Fortington, L., (2018), So you want to understand subsequent injuries better? Start by understanding the minimum data collection and reporting requirements. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 52(17), 1077-1078, British Med Assoc House, Tavistock Square, London WC1H 9JR, England, B M J Publishing Group, DOI: 10.1136/bjsports-2017-098225.
  • Toohey, L., Drew, M., Fortington, L., Finch, C., Cook, J., (2018), An updated subsequent injury categorisation model (SIC-2.0): data-driven categorisation of subsequent injuries in sport. Sports Medicine, 48(9), 2199–2210, New Zealand, Adis int Ltd, DOI: 10.1007/s40279-018-0879-3.
  • Tharanga Fernando, D., Berecki-Gisolf, J., Finch, C., (2018), Sports injuries in Victoria, 2012–13 to 2014–15: evidence from emergency department records. Medical Journal of Australia, 208(6), 255-260, Australia, Australasian Medical Publishing Company Pty. Ltd., DOI: 10.5694/mja17.00872.
  • O'Brien, J., Young, W., Finch, C., (2017), The use and modification of injury prevention exercises by professional youth soccer teams. Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports, 27(11), 1337-1346, Denmark, Wiley-Blackwell Munksgaard, DOI: 10.1111/sms.12756.
  • O'Brien, J., Finch, C., (2017), Injury Prevention Exercise Programs for Professional Soccer: Understanding the Perceptions of the End-Users. Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine, 27(1), 1-9, DOI: 10.1097/jsm.0000000000000291.
  • Toohey, L., Drew, M., Cook, J., Finch, C., Gaida, J., (2017), Is subsequent lower limb injury associated with previous injury? A systematic review and meta-analysis. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 51(23), 1670-1678, London, England, B M J Publishing Group, DOI: 10.1136/bjsports-2017-097500.
  • Talpey, S., Croucher, T., Mustafa, AB., Finch, C., (2017), Sport-specific factors predicting player retention in junior cricket. European Journal of Sport Science, 17(3), 264-270, Routledge, DOI: 10.1080/17461391.2016.1225822.
  • Donaldson, A., Lloyd, DG., Gabbe, BJ., Cook, J., Finch, C., (2017), We have the programme, what next? Planning the implementation of an injury prevention programme. Injury Prevention, 23(4), 273-280, DOI: 10.1136/injuryprev-2015-041737.
  • Shaw, L., Finch, C., (2017), Trends in Pediatric and Adolescent Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injuries in Victoria, Australia 2005-2015. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 14(6), article no.599, DOI: 10.3390/ijerph14060599.
  • Casals, M., Finch, C., (2017), Sports Biostatistician: a critical member of all sports science and medicine teams for injury prevention. Injury Prevention, 23(6), 423-427, DOI: 10.1136/injuryprev-2016-042211.
  • Bekker, S., Paliadelis, P., Finch, C., (2017), The translation of sports injury prevention and safety promotion knowledge: insights from key intermediary organisations. Health Research Policy and Systems, 15(1), article no.25, DOI: 10.1186/s12961-017-0189-5.
  • Finch, C., Staines, C., (2017), Guidance for sports injury surveillance: the 20-year influence of the Australian Sports Injury Data Dictionary. Injury Prevention, 24(5), 372-380, DOI: 10.1136/injuryprev-2017-042580.
  • Gamage, PJ., Fortington, L., Finch, C., (2017), Perceived Injury Risk among Junior Cricketers: A Cross Sectional Survey. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 14(8), article no.946, MDPI, DOI: 10.3390/ijerph14080946.
  • Finch, C., Cook, J., Kunstler, BE., Akram, M., Orchard, J., (2017), Subsequent Injuries Are More Common Than Injury Recurrences: An Analysis of 1 Season of Prospectively Collected Injuries in Professional Australian Football. American Journal of Sports Medicine, 45(8), 1921-1927, DOI: 10.1177/0363546517691943.
  • Fortington, L., Van Der Worp, H., Van Den Akker-Scheek, I., Finch, C., (2017), Reporting Multiple Individual Injuries in Studies of Team Ball Sports: A Systematic Review of Current Practice. Sports Medicine, 47(6), 1103-1122, New Zealand, Springer, DOI: 10.1007/s40279-016-0637-3.
  • Vriend, I., Gouttebarge, V., Finch, C., Van Mechelen, W., Verhagen, E., (2017), Intervention Strategies Used in Sport Injury Prevention Studies: A Systematic Review Identifying Studies Applying the Haddon Matrix. Sports Medicine, 47(10), 2027-2043, New Zealand, Springer, DOI: 10.1007/s40279-017-0718-y.
  • Hulme, A., Salmon, P., Nielsen, RO., Read, G., Finch, C., (2017), From control to causation: Validating a ‘complex systems model’ of running-related injury development and prevention. Applied Ergonomics: human factors in technology and society, 65(November 2017), 345-354, Elsevier, DOI: 10.1016/j.apergo.2017.07.005.
  • O'Brien, J., Young, W., Finch, C., (2017), The delivery of injury prevention exercise programmes in professional youth soccer: Comparison to the FIFA 11+. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 20(1), 26-31, Elsevier, DOI: 10.1016/j.jsams.2016.05.007.
  • Salmon, P., Goode, N., Taylor, N., Lenne, M., Dallat, C., Finch, C., (2017), Rasmussen's legacy in the great outdoors: A new incident reporting and learning system for led outdoor activities. Applied Ergonomics: human factors in technology and society, 59(1 March), 637-648, DOI: 10.1016/j.apergo.2015.07.017.
  • Goode, N., Salmon, P., Taylor, N., Lenne, M., Finch, C., (2017), Developing a contributing factor classification scheme for Rasmussen's AcciMap: Reliability and validity evaluation. Applied Ergonomics: human factors in technology and society, 64(October), 14-26, Elsevier, DOI: 10.1016/j.apergo.2017.04.014.
  • White, PE., Register-Mihalik, J., Donaldson, A., Sullivan, SJ., Finch, C., (2017), Concussion guideline implementation perceptions and experiences among parents of community-level Australian Football junior players. BMJ Open Sport & Exercise Medicine, 3(1), e000215, DOI: 10.1136/bmjsem-2016-000215.
  • Hulme, A., Nielsen, RO., Timpka, T., Verhagen, E., Finch, C., (2017), Risk and Protective Factors for Middle- and Long-Distance Running-Related Injury. Sports Medicine, 47(5), 869-886, New Zealand, Springer, DOI: 10.1007/s40279-016-0636-4.
  • Shaw, L., Orchard, J., Saw, R., Finch, C., (2017), Injury surveillance in the professional football codes: An overview of current data collection, injury definition and reporting practices. Minerva Ortopedica e Traumatologica, 68(2), 110-123, Edizioni Minerva Medica, DOI: 10.23736/S0394-3410.17.03815-2.
  • Robins, LM., Hill, KD., Day, L., Clemson, L., Finch, C., Haines, T., (2016), Older Adult Perceptions of Participation in Group- and Home-Based Falls Prevention Exercise. Journal of Aging and Physical Activity, 24(3), 350-362, DOI: 10.1123/japa.2015-0133.
  • Gray, SE., Finch, C., (2016), Assessing the completeness of coded and narrative data from the Victorian Emergency Minimum Dataset using injuries sustained during fitness activities as a case study. BMC Emergency Medicine, 16(1), Article number: 24, DOI: 10.1186/s12873-016-0091-4.
  • White, PE., Donaldson, A., Sullivan, SJ., Newton, J., Finch, C., (2016), Australian Football League concussion guidelines: what do community players think?. BMJ Open Sport & Exercise Medicine, 2016(2), e000169, DOI: 10.1136/bmjsem-2016-000169.
  • Singh, H., Fortington, L., Thompson, H., Finch, C., (2016), An overview of geospatial methods used in unintentional injury epidemiology. Injury Epidemiology, 3(1), Article Number 32, DOI: 10.1186/s40621-016-0097-0.
  • Ekegren, CL., Gabbe, BJ., Finch, C., (2016), Sports Injury Surveillance Systems: A Review of Methods and Data Quality. Sports Medicine, 46(1), 49-65, New Zealand, Adis int Ltd, DOI: 10.1007/s40279-015-0410-z.
  • Finch, C., Donaldson, A., Gabbe, BJ., Muhammad, A., Shee, AW., Lloyd, DG., Cook, J., (2016), The evolution of multiagency partnerships for safety over the course of research engagement: experiences from the NoGAPS project. Injury Prevention, 22(6), 386-391, DOI: 10.1136/injuryprev-2015-041922.
  • Fortington, L., Finch, C., (2016), Priorities for injury prevention in women's Australian football: a compilation of national data from different sources. BMJ Open Sport & Exercise Medicine, 2(1), Article Number e000101, DOI: 10.1136/bmjsem-2015-000101.
  • Finch, C., Talpey, S., Bradshaw, A., Soligard, T., Engebretsen, L., (2016), Research priorities of international sporting federations and the IOC research centres. BMJ Open Sport & Exercise Medicine, 2(1), Article Number e000168, DOI: 10.1136/bmjsem-2016-000168.
  • Fortington, L., Donaldson, A., Finch, C., (2016), Self-reported worst injuries in women's Australian football identify lower limb injuries as a prevention priority. BMJ Open Sport & Exercise Medicine, 2(1), Article No. e000112, DOI: 10.1136/bmjsem-2016-000112.
  • Goode, N., Salmon, PM., Taylor, NZ., Lenne, MG., Finch, C., (2016), Lost in translation: the validity of a systemic accident analysis method embedded in an incident reporting software tool. Theoretical Issues in Ergonomics Science, 17(5-6), 483-506, DOI: 10.1080/1463922X.2016.1154230.
  • Finch, C., Twomey, DM., Fortington, L., Doyle, TL., Elliott, BC., Akram, M., Lloyd, DG., (2016), Preventing Australian football injuries with a targeted neuromuscular control exercise programme: comparative injury rates from a training intervention delivered in a clustered randomised controlled trial. Injury Prevention, 22(2), 123-128, DOI: 10.1136/injuryprev-2015-041667.
  • Fortington, L., Finch, C., (2016), Death in community Australian football: A ten year national insurance claims report. PLoS One, 11(7), Article Number: e0159008, DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0159008.
  • Haines, TP., Hill, KD., Vu, T., Clemson, L., Finch, C., Day, L., (2016), Does action follow intention with participation in home and group-based falls prevention exercise programs? An exploratory, prospective, observational study. Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics, 64(May 01, 2016), 151-161, DOI: 10.1016/j.archger.2016.02.003.
  • Fortington, L., Berry, J., Buttifant, D., Ullan, S., Diamantopoulou, K., Finch, C., (2016), Shorter time to first injury in first year professional football players: A cross-club comparison in the Australian Football League. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 19(1), 18-23, DOI: 10.1016/j.jsams.2014.12.008.
  • Janssen, KW., Van Der Zwaard, BC., Finch, C., Van Mechelen, W., Verhagen, EA., (2016), Interventions preventing ankle sprains; previous injury and high-risk sport participation as predictors of compliance. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 19(6), 465-469, DOI: 10.1016/j.jsams.2015.06.005.
  • Bekker, S., Finch, C., (2016), Too much information? A document analysis of sport safety resources from key organisations. BMJ Open, 6(5), Article Number: e010877, DOI: 10.1136/bmjopen-2015-010877.
  • Day, L., Trotter, MJ., Donaldson, A., Hill, KD., Finch, C., (2016), Key Factors Influencing Implementation of Falls Prevention Exercise Programs in the Community. Journal of Aging and Physical Activity, 24(1), 45-52, DOI: 10.1123/japa.2014-0143.
  • Van Reijen, M., Vriend, I., Van Mechelen, W., Finch, C., Verhagen, EA., (2016), Compliance with Sport Injury Prevention Interventions in Randomised Controlled Trials: A Systematic Review. Sports Medicine, 46(8), 1125-1139, New Zealand, Adis int Ltd, DOI: 10.1007/s40279-016-0470-8.
  • Kemp, JL., Makdissi, M., Schache, AG., Finch, C., Pritchard, MG., Crossley, KM., (2016), Is quality of life following hip arthroscopy in patients with chondrolabral pathology associated with impairments in hip strength or range of motion?. Knee Surgery Sports Traumatology Arthroscopy, 24(12), 3955-3961, DOI: 10.1007/s00167-015-3679-4.
  • Kemp, JL., Newton, JD., White, PE., Finch, C., (2016), Implementation of concussion guidelines in community Australian Football and Rugby League-The experiences and challenges faced by coaches and sports trainers. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 19(4), 305-310, DOI: 10.1016/j.jsams.2015.03.010.
  • McPhate, L., Simek, EM., Haines, TP., Hill, KD., Finch, C., Day, L., (2016), "Are Your Clients Having Fun?" The Implications of Respondents' Preferences for the Delivery of Group Exercise Programs for Falls Prevention. Journal of Aging and Physical Activity, 24(1), 129-138, DOI: 10.1123/japa.2014-0168.
  • Donaldson, A., Lloyd, DG., Gabbe, BJ., Cook, J., Young, W., White, P., Finch, C., (2016), Scientific evidence is just the starting point: A generalizable process for developing sports injury prevention interventions. Journal of Sport and Health Science, 5(3), 334-341, DOI: 10.1016/j.jshs.2016.08.003.
  • Donaldson, A., Newton, J., McCrory, P., White, P., Davis, G., Makdissi, M., Finch, C., (2016), Translating Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Sports-Related Concussion Into Practice. American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine, 10(2), 120-135, DOI: 10.1177/1559827614538751.
  • Drew, MK., Finch, C., (2016), The Relationship Between Training Load and Injury, Illness and Soreness: A Systematic and Literature Review. Sports Medicine, 46(6), 861-883, New Zealand, Adis int Ltd, DOI: 10.1007/s40279-015-0459-8.
  • O'Brien, J., Finch, C., (2016), Injury prevention exercise programmes in professional youth soccer: understanding the perceptions of programme deliverers. BMJ Open Sport & Exercise Medicine, 2(1), Article Number: e000075, DOI: 10.1136/bmjsem-2015-000075.
  • Orchard, JW., Ranson, C., Olivier, B., Dhillon, M., Gray, J., Langley, B., Mansingh, A., Moore, IS., Murphy, I., Patricios, J., Alwar, T., Clark, CJ., Harrop, B., Khan, HI., Kountouris, A., Macphail, M., Mount, S., Mupotaringa, A., Newman, D., O'Reilly, K., Peirce, N., Saleem, S., Shackel, D., Stretch, R., Finch, C., (2016), International consensus statement on injury surveillance in cricket: a 2016 update. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 50(20), 1245-1251, British Med Assoc House, Tavistock Square, London WC1H 9JR, England, BMJ Publishing Group, DOI: 10.1136/bjsports-2016-096125.
  • Gray, SE., Finch, C., (2015), Epidemiology of Hospital-Treated Injuries Sustained by Fitness Participants. Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 86(1), 81-87, United States, American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance, DOI: 10.1080/02701367.2014.975177.
  • Donaldson, A., Cook, J., Gabbe, B., Lloyd, DG., Young, W., Finch, C., (2015), Bridging the gap between content and context: Establishing expert consensus on the content of an exercise training program to prevent lower-limb injuries. Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine, 25(3), 221-229, DOI: 10.1097/JSM.0000000000000124.
  • Ekegren, CL., Gabbe, BJ., Donaldson, A., Cook, J., Lloyd, D., Finch, C., (2015), Injuries in community-level Australian football: Results from a club-based injury surveillance system. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 18(6), 651-655, DOI: 10.1016/j.jsams.2014.11.390.
  • Ekegren, CL., Gabbe, BJ., Finch, C., (2015), Injury surveillance in community sport: Can we obtain valid data from sports trainers?. Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports, 25(3), 315-322, Denmark, Wiley-Blackwell Munksgaard, DOI: 10.1111/sms.12216.
  • Lee, DA., Day, L., Finch, C., Hill, K., Clemson, L., McDermott, F., Haines, TP., (2015), Investigation of Older Adults' Participation in Exercises Following Completion of a State-wide Survey Targeting Evidence-based Falls Prevention Strategies. Journal of Aging and Physical Activity, 23(2), 256-263, DOI: 10.1123/japa.2014-0012.
  • Ekegren, CL., Gabbe, BJ., Finch, C., (2015), Medical-Attention Injuries in Community Australian Football: A Review of 30 Years of Surveillance Data From Treatment Sources. Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine, 25(2), 162-172, DOI: 10.1097/jsm.0000000000000108.
  • Timpka, T., Jacobsson, J., Ekberg, J., Finch, C., Bichenbach, J., Edouard, P., Bargoria, V., Branco, P., Alonso, JM., (2015), Meta-narrative analysis of sports injury reporting practices based on the Injury Definitions Concept Framework (IDCF): A review of consensus statements and epidemiological studies in athletics (track and field). Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 18(6), 643-650, DOI: 10.1016/j.jsams.2014.11.393.
  • Shee, AW., Clapperton, A., Finch, C., (2015), Rural v metro: geographical differences in sports injury hospital admissions across Victoria. Medical Journal of Australia, 203(7), 288-288e.1, Australia, Australasian Medical Publishing Company Pty. Ltd., DOI: 10.5694/mja15.00585.
  • Gray, SE., Finch, C., (2015), The causes of injuries sustained at fitness facilities presenting to Victorian emergency departments - identifying the main culprits. Injury Epidemiology, 2(1), Article Number 6, DOI: 10.1186/s40621-015-0037-4.
  • Finch, C., Kemp, JL., Clapperton, AJ., (2015), The incidence and burden of hospital-treated sports-related injury in people aged 15+ years in Victoria, Australia, 2004-2010: a future epidemic of osteoarthritis?. Osteoarthritis and Cartilage, 23(7), 1138-1143, DOI: 10.1016/j.joca.2015.02.165.
  • Simek, EM., McPhate, L., Hill, KD., Finch, C., Day, L., Haines, TP., (2015), What Are the Characteristics of Home Exercise Programs That Older Adults Prefer? A Cross-Sectional Study. American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 94(7), 508-521, DOI: 10.1097/phm.0000000000000275.
  • Fortington, L., Donaldson, A., Lathlean, T., Young, WB., Gabbe, BJ., Lloyd, D., Finch, C., (2015), When 'just doing it' is not enough: Assessing the fidelity of player performance of an injury prevention exercise program. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 18(3), 272-277, DOI: 10.1016/j.jsams.2014.05.001.
  • Fortington, L., Twomey, DM., Finch, C., (2015), Concussion in community Australian football - epidemiological monitoring of the causes and immediate impact on play. Injury Epidemiology, 2(1), Article Number: 20, DOI: 10.1186/s40621-015-0052-5.
  • Donnelly, C., Elliott, B., Doyle, T., Finch, C., Dempsey, A., Lloyd, D., (2015), Changes in muscle activation following balance and technique training and a season of Australian football. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 18(3), 348-352, DOI: 10.1016/j.jsams.2014.04.012.
  • Finch, C., Stephan, K., Shee, AW., Hill, K., Haines, TP., Clemson, L., Day, L., (2015), Identifying clusters of falls-related hospital admissions to inform population targets for prioritising falls prevention programmes. Injury Prevention, 21(4), 254-259, DOI: 10.1136/injuryprev-2014-041351.

Conference Publications

  • Grant, E., Goode, N., Salmon, PM., Lenné, MG., Scott-Parker, B., Finch, C., (2015), How do I save it? Usability evaluation of a systems theory-based incident reporting software prototype by novice end users. Engineering Psychology and Cognitive Ergonomics. EPCE 2015. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 9174, , 226-236, Cham, Switzerland, Springer, DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-20373-7_21.
  • Goode, N., Salmon, PM., Taylor, NZ., Lenné, MG., Finch, C., (2015), Bridging the research-practice gap: Validity of a software tool designed to support systemic accident analysis by risk managers. Engineering Psychology and Cognitive Ergonomics. EPCE 2015. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 9174, , 215-225, Cham, Switzerland, Springer, DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-20373-7_20.
  • Goode, N., Salmon, PM., Lenne, MG., Finch, C., (2015), Looking beyond people, equipment and environment: Is a systems theory model of accident causation required to understand injuries and near misses during outdoor activities?. Procedia Manufacturing, 3, , 1125-1131, Online, Elsevier, DOI: 10.1016/j.promfg.2015.07.188.

Research Student Supervision

Principal Supervisor

  • Doctor of Philosophy: Risk factors for lower limb injuries at the community-level of Australian football.
  • Doctor of Philosophy: The role of headgear and mouthguards for preventing football injuries.
  • Doctor of Philosophy: Risk factors for repetitive micro trauma injury to adolescent and adults cricket fast bowlers.
  • Doctor of Philosophy: Enhancing the implementation of injury prevention exercise programs in professional soccer.
  • Doctor of Philosophy: Community sports safety: The safety policies and practices of community sports clubs.
  • Doctor of Philosophy: Identifying injury causing hazards in fitness facilities.
  • Doctor of Philosophy: Caregiver supervision of children at the beach.
  • Doctor of Philosophy: The role of coaches in sports injury prevention.
  • Doctor of Philosophy: Theoretical perspectives on using epidemiology and systems thinking to better understand the aetiology and prevention of distance running-related injury.
  • Doctor of Philosophy: Injury epidemiology among Australian female cricketers.
  • Doctor of Philosophy: Reporting injury in older people: epidemiological profile and knowledge gained from data linkage.
  • Doctor of Philosophy: The epidemiology of child occupant-related injuries and child restraint use.
  • Doctor of Philosohy: Evaluation of knowledge translation and workforce development through targeted exercise for falls prevention education programs for exercise physiologists.
  • Doctor of Philosophy: Epidemiology and injury prevention in Olympic combat sports.
  • Doctor of Philosophy: Reasons for children’s participation in and dropout of sport: does injury and injury risk perception play a role?
  • Master by Research: The descriptive epidemiology of Australian football injuries presenting to sports medicine clinics
  • Master by Research: Hydration status and injuries in Australian football.
  • Master by Research: Injuries in junior cricket.
  • Doctor of Philosophy: An evaluation of the protective eyewear regulation for squash players.
  • Master by Research: Sports injuries presenting to a general practice clinic.
  • Master by Research: Injuries in junior Australian football players.

Co-principal Supervisor

  • Doctor of Philosophy: Making junior cricket safer for Sri Lanka: creating opportunities for injury prevention.
  • Doctor of Philosophy: Subsequent injury in sport: classification and prevention of injury in athletic populations.
  • Doctor of Philosophy: Spatial epidemiological investigation of sports and leisure injuries in Victoria, Australia.
  • Doctor of Philosophy: Burns and scalds prevention in NSW.
  • Doctor of Philosophy: Physical activity promotion in physiotherapy practice.
  • Doctor of Philosophy: Training loads, player wellness and injury risk in elite junior Australian football players.
  • Doctor of Philosophy: Create, curate, cooperate: exploring the process of sport safety resource development.

Associate Supervisor

  • Doctor of Philosophy: Longitudinal data modelling using penalized splines and ranked sets sampling.
  • Doctor of Philosophy: Falls prevention in community-living older people affected by co-morbidity: a targeted approach.
  • Doctor of Philosophy: Injury surveillance in community football.
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