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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.