Researcher

Associate Professor Roberto Forero

My Expertise

Adolescent mental health epidemiology; substance abuse use; health services; emergency medicine; epidemiology.

Biography

Dr Roberto Forero is a well-known health services researcher with an international reputation for his work investigating the epidemiology of mental health problems amongst adolescents and the impact of substance use, deleterious lifestyle and bullying. Dr Forero is also well known for his work in health services research exploring factors associated with mortality and poor health outcomes in Australian Emergency Departments (EDs). Dr Forero is...view more

Dr Roberto Forero is a well-known health services researcher with an international reputation for his work investigating the epidemiology of mental health problems amongst adolescents and the impact of substance use, deleterious lifestyle and bullying. Dr Forero is also well known for his work in health services research exploring factors associated with mortality and poor health outcomes in Australian Emergency Departments (EDs). Dr Forero is currently working as a Senior Research Fellow with the University of NSW Simpson Centre for Health Services Research and he has a total 140 publications, including 51 in peer review journals (53% as first, second or senior author), 4 book chapters, 20 technical reports and 65 presentations in both international and national conferences and has 915 citations with an H-index of 14. Dr Forero is the recipient of career research funding of $2.2 million dollars and is an associate investigator of a program grant of $10.8 million. Previous appointments included coordinating research and evaluation activities with the NSW Health Department and Area Health Services. Dr Forero has been appointed SWS Clinical School Post-Graduate Coordinator and member of the Faculty of Medicine High Degree Committee since January 2017. He is currently member of the NHMRC Panel for Partnership Grants and recently appointed panel member for the new NHMRC Ideas Grant. He is an appointed Member of the NHMRC Research Translation Faculty since 2011. He has assessed research submissions for NH&MRC Grants, Drug and Alcohol Grants and Victorian and Singapore Government Grant Schemes for Health Services Research (2011-current). Dr Forero is also a Member for the Research and Literature Reviews Panel to the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality of Care
Broad Research Areas: Health Services Research, Epidemiology, Biostatistics, Health Promotion, Community Medicine

Specific Research Keywords: Culture and Mental Health, Access to health care, Clinical effectiveness, Emergency medical care in public hospitals, Emergency Medicine


My Grants

  • Forero, R, Hillman K, et al., NHMRC Partnership Grant APP1029492 (2013-2017). “Validation and impact of the four hour rule in the emergency department: a large data linkage study”.(2014-2018) $687,000 plus $436,364 cash contributions.

  • Braithwaite, J, Westbrooke, Coiera E, Hillman, K, ....Forero R (AI), et al. National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Program Grant APP1054146 (2014-2018). “Creating safe, effective systems of care: the translational challenge.” $10,855,710


My Qualifications

PhD(UNSW), MPH(Syd), MA(Syd), BA (Col), MPHAA


My Research Supervision


Supervision keywords


Areas of supervision

Emergency department health services research

End-of-life care

 

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Location

Simpson Centre for Health Services Research
Level 3,
Ingham Institute for Applied Medical Research Building
Liverpool Hospital, Liverpool, NSW
Australia

Contact

02 8738 9369