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Professor Caroline Finch AO

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research)

Contact Information Telephone: +61 8 6304 2258, Mobile: 0466438067, Email:, Campus: Joondalup, Room: JO1.407
Staff Member Details
Telephone: +61 8 6304 2258
Mobile: 0466438067
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.


  • Doctor of Philosophy, Monash University, 1995.
  • The Honours Degree of Bachelor of Science, Monash University, 1983.


Recent Research Grants

  • 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 - 2020,  $2,124,837.
  • Evaluating the Impact of the IOC Sports Medicine Statements on Olympic Athlete Health and Wellbeing,  International Olympic Committee,  Grant,  2018 - 2019,  $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)

Journal Articles

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Gamage, PJ., Fortington, LV., 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.
  • Fortington, LV., 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Finch, C., Twomey, DM., Fortington, LV., 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.
  • 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.
  • 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, LV., 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Singh, H., Fortington, LV., 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Fortington, LV., 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.
  • Fortington, LV., 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.
  • 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, LV., 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., 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.
  • 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.
  • 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), 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.
  • Fortington, LV., 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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), 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Fortington, LV., 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Haines, TP., Day, L., Hill, KD., Clemson, L., Finch, C., (2014), "Better for others than for me": A belief that should shape our efforts to promote participation in falls prevention strategies. Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics, 59(1), 136-144, DOI: 10.1016/j.archger.2014.03.003.
  • Verhagen, E., Voogt, N., Bruinsma, A., Finch, C., (2014), A knowledge transfer scheme to bridge the gap between science and practice: An integration of existing research frameworks into a tool for practice. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 48(8), 698-701, British Med Assoc House, Tavistock Square, London WC1H 9JR, England, B M J Publishing Group, DOI: 10.1136/bjsports-2013-092241.
  • O'Brien, J., Finch, C., (2014), A systematic review of core implementation components in team ball sport injury prevention trials. Injury Prevention, 20(5), 357-362, DOI: 10.1136/injuryprev-2013-041087.
  • Sekendiz, B., Gass, G., Norton, K., Finch, C., (2014), Cardiac emergency preparedness in health/fitness facilities in Australia. The Physician and Sportsmedicine, 42(4), 14-19, DOI: 10.3810/psm.2014.11.2087.
  • Finch, C., Cook, J., (2014), Categorising sports injuries in epidemiological studies: the subsequent injury categorisation (SIC) model to address multiple, recurrent and exacerbation of injuries. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 48(17), 1276-1280, British Med Assoc House, Tavistock Square, London WC1H 9JR, England, B M J Publishing Group, DOI: 10.1136/bjsports-2012-091729.
  • Hyndman, BP., Benson, AC., Ullah, S., Finch, C., Telford, A., (2014), Children's enjoyment of play during school lunchtime breaks: An examination of intraday and interday reliability. Journal of Physical Activity and Health, 11(1), 109-117, DOI: 10.1123/jpah.2011-0200.
  • Finch, C., Orchard, JW., Twomey, DM., Saleem, MS., Ekegren, CL., Lloyd, DG., Elliott, BC., (2014), Coding OSICS sports injury diagnoses in epidemiological studies: does the background of the coder matter?. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 48(7), 552-556, British Med Assoc House, Tavistock Square, London WC1H 9JR, England, B M J Publishing Group, DOI: 10.1136/bjsports-2012-091219.
  • Hindmarsh, D., Loh, M., Finch, C., Hayen, A., Close, JC., (2014), Effect of comorbidity on relative survival following hospitalisation for fall-related hip fracture in older people. Australasian Journal on Ageing, 33(3), E1-E7, Australia, Wiley-Blackwell, DOI: 10.1111/j.1741-6612.2012.00638.x.
  • White, PE., Otago, L., Saunders, N., Romiti, M., Donaldson, A., Ullah, S., Finch, C., (2014), Ensuring implementation success: how should coach injury prevention education be improved if we want coaches to deliver safety programmes during training sessions?. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 48(5), 402-403, London, England, B M J Publishing Group, DOI: 10.1136/bjsports-2012-091987.
  • Twomey, DM., Petrass, LA., Orchard, JW., Finch, C., (2014), Ground condition as a risk factor in sports injury aetiology studies: the level of concordance between objective and subjective measures. Injury Epidemiology, 1(1), Article Number 27, DOI: 10.1186/s40621-014-0027-y.
  • White, PE., Shee, AW., Finch, C., (2014), Independent appraiser assessment of the quality, methodological rigour and transparency of the development of the 2008 international consensus statement on concussion in sport. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 48(2), 130-135, British Med Assoc House, Tavistock Square, London WC1H 9JR, England, B M J Publishing Group, DOI: 10.1136/bjsports-2013-092720.
  • Salmon, PM., Goode, N., Lenne, MG., Finch, C., Cassell, E., (2014), Injury causation in the great outdoors: A systems analysis of led outdoor activity injury incidents. Accident Analysis and Prevention, 63(Feb 2014), 111-120, DOI: 10.1016/j.aap.2013.10.019.
  • Ekegren, CL., Gabbe, BJ., Finch, C., (2014), Injury reporting via SMS text messaging in community sport. Injury Prevention, 20(4), 266-271, DOI: 10.1136/injuryprev-2013-041028.
  • Newton, JD., White, PE., Ewing, MT., Makdissi, M., Davis, GA., Donaldson, A., Sullivan, SJ., Seward, H., Finch, C., (2014), Intention to use sport concussion guidelines among community-level coaches and sports trainers. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 17(5), 469-473, DOI: 10.1016/j.jsams.2013.10.240.
  • White, PE., Newton, JD., Makdissi, M., Sullivan, SJ., Davis, G., McCrory, P., Donaldson, A., Ewing, MT., Finch, C., (2014), Knowledge about sports-related concussion: is the message getting through to coaches and trainers?. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 48(2), 119-124, London, England, B M J Publishing Group, DOI: 10.1136/bjsports-2013-092785.
  • Keyzer, P., Coyle, IR., Dietrich, J., Norton, K., Sekendiz, B., Jones, V., Finch, C., (2014), Legal risk management and injury in the fitness industry: The outcomes of focus group research and a national survey of fitness professionals. Journal of Law and Medicine, 21(4), 826-844.
  • Ullah, S., Gabbett, TJ., Finch, C., (2014), Statistical modelling for recurrent events: an application to sports injuries. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 48(17), 1287-1293, British Med Assoc House, Tavistock Square, London WC1H 9JR, England, B M J Publishing Group, DOI: 10.1136/bjsports-2011-090803.
  • Trang, V., Day, L., Finch, C., (2014), The burden of hospitalised fall-related injury in community-dwelling older people in Victoria: a database study. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 38(2), 128-133, DOI: 10.1111/1753-6405.12156.
  • McKay, CD., Steffen, K., Romiti, M., Finch, C., Emery, CA., (2014), The effect of coach and player injury knowledge, attitudes and beliefs on adherence to the FIFA 11+programme in female youth soccer. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 48(17), 1281-1286, British Med Assoc House, Tavistock Square, London WC1H 9JR, England, B M J Publishing Group, DOI: 10.1136/bjsports-2014-093543.
  • O'Brien, J., Finch, C., (2014), The Implementation of Musculoskeletal Injury-Prevention Exercise Programmes in Team Ball Sports: A Systematic Review Employing the RE-AIM Framework. Sports Medicine, 44(9), 1305-1318, New Zealand, Adis int Ltd, DOI: 10.1007/s40279-014-0208-4.
  • Finch, C., Diamantopoulou, K., Twomey, DM., Doyle, TL., Lloyd, DG., Young, W., Elliott, BC., (2014), The reach and adoption of a coach-led exercise training programme in community football. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 48(8), 718-723, British Med Assoc House, Tavistock Square, London WC1H 9JR, England, B M J Publishing Group, DOI: 10.1136/bjsports-2012-091797.
  • Finch, C., Shee, AW., Clapperton, A., (2014), Time to add a new priority target for child injury prevention? The case for an excess burden associated with sport and exercise injury: population-based study. BMJ Open, 4(7), Article Number e005043, DOI: 10.1136/bmjopen-2014-005043.
  • Orchard, JW., McCrory, P., Makdissi, M., Seward, H., Finch, C., (2014), Use of rule changes to reduce injury in the Australian football league. Minerva Ortopedica e Traumatologica, 65(6), 355-364.
  • Finch, C., Doyle, TL., Dempsey, AR., Elliott, BC., Twomey, DM., White, PE., Diamantopoulou, K., Young, W., Lloyd, DG., (2014), What do community football players think about different exercise-training programmes? Implications for the delivery of lower limb injury prevention programmes. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 48(8), 702-707, British Med Assoc House, Tavistock Square, London WC1H 9JR, England, B M J Publishing Group, DOI: 10.1136/bjsports-2013-092816.
  • Timpka, T., Jacobsson, J., Bickenbach, J., Finch, C., Ekberg, J., Nordenfelt, L., (2014), What is a Sports Injury?. Sports Medicine, 44(4), 423-428, New Zealand, Adis int Ltd, DOI: 10.1007/s40279-014-0143-4.

Conference Publications

  • Goode, N., Salmon, PM., Taylor, NZ., LennĂ©, 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, 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, DOI: 10.1016/j.promfg.2015.07.188.
  • Grant, E., Goode, N., Salmon, PM., LennĂ©, 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.

Research Student Supervision

Principal Supervisor

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

Co-principal Supervisor

  • Doctor of Philosophy: Create, curate, cooperate: exploring the process of sport safety resource development.
  • Doctor of Philosophy: Burns and scalds prevention in NSW.
  • Doctor of Philosophy: Spatial epidemiological investigation of sports and leisure injuries in Victoria, Australia.
  • Doctor of Philosophy: Training loads, player wellness and injury risk in elite junior Australian football players.
  • Doctor of Philosophy: Physical activity promotion in physiotherapy practice.

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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