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Dr Amy Peden

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Biography

Dr Amy Peden is a researcher and lecturer in Injury Prevention, Epidemiology and Control within the School of Public Health and Community Medicine.

Her research focuses on drowning prevention, with a focus on regional and remote communities, rivers, alcohol and social determinants of health. Prior to commencing with UNSW she worked in the NGO sector as national manager of research and policy with Royal Life Saving Society - Australia, where...view more

Dr Amy Peden is a researcher and lecturer in Injury Prevention, Epidemiology and Control within the School of Public Health and Community Medicine.

Her research focuses on drowning prevention, with a focus on regional and remote communities, rivers, alcohol and social determinants of health. Prior to commencing with UNSW she worked in the NGO sector as national manager of research and policy with Royal Life Saving Society - Australia, where her research and advocacy work saw her regularly appearing in the media. She completed her PhD at James Cook University on the prevention of river drowning. She holds a Masters in Public Policy from the University of Sydney. She has published widely on the topic of drowning prevention and holds a position on the Australasian Injury Prevention Network Executive. She is interested in supervising Masters, PhD and IPL students on injury prevention and drowning prevention topics.

Research Interests: Public Health, Injury Prevention, Drowning Prevention, Epidemiology


My Qualifications

BA (Government and International Relations, Social Policy), MAPP


My Awards

Gold - Individual Print Category, International Safety Media Awards, 2018

Royal Life Saving Commonwealth Diploma, 2018

Australasian Injury Prevention Network (AIPN) - Achievement in Practice in Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion, 2017


My Research Supervision


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Areas of supervision

I am interested in supervising HDR candidates, both Masters and PhD, in the following research areas:

  • Injury prevention:
    • Epidemiology,
    • Risk factors,
    • Prevention strategies,
    • Behaviour change
    • Evaluation
  • Drowning prevention
  • Alcohol and its impact on injury
  • Health promotion
  • Behaviour change
  • Determinants of health, with a particular interest in:
    • Rurality
    • Socio-economic status

Currently supervising

PhD

  • William Koon - 'Coastal drowning and safety interventions'
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Location

School of Public Health and Community Medicine
Level 3, Samuels Building (F25)
Kensington Campus