Researcher

Dr Amy Peden

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Public Health and Health Services, Epidemiology

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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 Grants

  • Peden AE, Smith S, Hamilton K. ‘When roads become rivers’ Request for Quotation: Local Social Research and Community Engagement Advice. Newcastle State Emergency Service (SES), 2021, $22,311.12
  • Thom O, Roberts K, Franklin RC, Leggat PA, Devine S, Peden AE ‘Emergency Department Treatment of the Drowning Victim’. Wishlist Foundation Sunshine Coast Health Foundation, 2020, $36,000
  • Thom O, Roberts K, Franklin RC, Leggat PA, Devine S, Peden AE ‘Emergency Department Treatment of the Drowning Victim’, Emergency Medicine Foundation (EMF), 2020, $91,468.00
  • Peden AE ‘Exploring water safety and drowning prevention beliefs and practices among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community members: A qualitative study’, Royal Life Saving Society – Australia, 2020, $10,890.00
  • Peden AE, Franklin RC ‘Breathalysing and surveying inland waterway users: Developing and testing an ongoing program’, Royal Life Saving Society – Australia, 2020, $19,800

My Qualifications

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


My Awards

  • ​​​​​Safety Young Investigator Award - 2020
  • Council of Academic Public Health Institutions in Australia (CAPHIA) Award for PhD Excellence in Public Health - 2020
  • Dean’s Award for Higher Degree by Research Excellence (awarded for PhD research, James Cook University) - 2020
  • Sax Institute Research Action Award Winner - 2019
  • International Drowning Researcher’s Alliance (IDRA) Young Researcher of the Year - 2019
  • Gold – International Safety Media Awards – Individual Print Category (River drowning prevention research and Respect the River) - 2018
  • Finalist – International Safety Media Awards – Campaign Category (Don’t Let Your Mates Drink and Drown) - 2018
  • Royal Life Saving Society Commonwealth Diploma - 2018 
  • James Cook University Higher Degree Research Symposium (College of Public Health, Medical and Veterinary Sciences) – Best Overall Presentation - 2017
  • Australasian Injury Prevention Network (AIPN) – Achievement in Practice in Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion – 2017
  • Australasian Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion Conference – Best Rapid Oral Presentation (Shortlisted) – 2017
  • Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) Spark of Life Conference: Best Poster Aquatic Safety - 2017
  • International Life Saving Federation (ILS) Citation of Merit – 2011

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 - 'Characterization and analysis of human factors and environmental physical hazards as determinants of ocean rescue, surf-related trauma, and drowning events at surf beaches'
  • Nicholas Mulcahy - 'Analysing environmental and social risk factors to inform the prevention of drowning and injury in New Zealand'
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Location

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