PhD students

There are two PhD students attached to the NoGAPS Project:

Christian Ekegren

Christina photo

Christina completed her NoGAPS-related PhD titled Implementation and evaluation of a club-based injury surveillance system within a community sport setting in 2014.

Summary: Despite high numbers of injuries, there is currently no way to record and track injuries in community sport and, as a result, it has proven difficult to inform the development of sports injury prevention strategies. This research implemented an injury tracking system in community Australian Football clubs, examined the challenges involved in establishing such systems and evaluated the quality of recorded injury data. The findings of this research will inform improved injury surveillance in community sport and, in doing so, provide a greater understanding of the risk of injury in community sport and how best to prevent injuries.

Peer-reviewed publications

Ekegren CL, Gabbe BJ, Donaldson A, Cook J, Lloyd D, Finch CF (2014) 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.

Ekegren CL, Donaldson A, Gabbe BJ, Finch CF (2014) Implementing injury surveillance systems alongside injury prevention programs:  Evaluation of an online surveillance system in a community setting Injury Epidemiology 1 (19): 1-15.

Ekegren CL, Gabbe BJ, Finch CF (2014) Medical-at​tention injuries in community Australian football: A review of 30 years of surveillan​ce data from treatment sources Clinical Journal of Sports Medicine 25 (2): 162-172.

Ekegren CL, Gabbe BJ, Finch CF (2015) Injury surveillance in community sport: Can we obtain valid data from sports trainers? Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports 25:315-322.

Ekegren CL, Gabbe BJ, Finch CF (2014) Injury reporting via SMS text messaging in community sport Injury Prevention 20:266–271.

Ekegren CL, Gabbe B, Finch CF (2016) Sports injury surveillance systems: A review of methods and data quality. Sports Medicine 46(1):49-65.

Non-peer reviewed publications:

Ekegren C, Finch C, Donaldson A, Gabbe B (2012), Tracking injuries in community sport. Sport Health. 30(3): 42-43.

Conference presentations

Ekegren C, Gabbe B, Finch CF. Sports injury surveillance systems: A review of methods and data quality. Oral presentation at: Australian Conference of Science and Medicine in Sport; 2015 Oct 21-24; Sanctuary Cove, QLD. J Sci Med Sport. 2015.18(6)S:76

Ekegren CL, Gabbe BJ, Donaldson A, Cook J, Lloyd D, Finch CF. The facilitators and barriers to implementing injury surveillance systems alongside injury prevention programs. Oral presentation at: National Sports Injury Prevention Conference; 2014 Oct 15-18; Canberra, Australia (received Best New Investigator Award). J Sci Med Sport 2014; 168 (Supplement 1):e138–e139 

Ekegren CL, Gabbe BJ, Finch CF. Injury reporting via SMS text messaging in community sport. Poster presented at: IOC World Conference on Prevention of Injury & Illness in Sport; 2014 April 10-12; Monte Carlo, Monaco. Br J Sports Med 2014; 48(7):590.

Ekegren CL, Gabbe BJ, Finch CF. Injury surveillance in community sport: Can we obtain valid data from sports trainers? Poster presented at: IOC World Conference on Prevention of Injury & Illness in Sport; 2014 April 10-12; Monte Carlo, Monaco. Br J Sports Med 2014; 48(7):590.

Ekegren CL, Gabbe BJ, Finch CF. Tracking injuries via SMS in community Australian football. Oral presentation presented at: Australian Conference of Science and Medicine in Sport; 2013 Oct 22-25; Phuket, Thailand. J Sci Med Sport 2013; 16 (Supplement 1):e54-e55.

Ekegren CL, Finch CF, Gabbe BJ. Medical-attention injuries in community Australian football: a review of 30 years of surveillance data from treatment-sources. Oral presentation at: Australian Conference of Science and Medicine in Sport; 2013 Oct 22-25; Phuket, Thailand. J Sci Med Sport 2013; 16 (Supplement 1):e56.

Ekegren CL, Donaldson A, Gabbe BJ, Sheehan L, Finch CF. Sports trainers’ attitudes towards injury surveillance in community Australian Football. Poster presented at: National Sports Injury Prevention Conference; 2012 Oct 31-Nov 3; Sydney, Australia. J Sci Med Sport 2012; 15 (Supplement 1): S129-S130 (received Best Poster in Injury Prevention prize).

 

Sheree Bekker

Sheree is currently undertaking her NoGAPS-related PhD titled The development and dissemination of sport safety policy for community sport in Australia

Summary: Sheree’s research is focused on sport safety policy and practice. She is studying how peak sports bodies, health promotion agencies, and government departments develop resources and disseminate information to community sport clubs in Australia.

Conference presentations

Bekker S, White P, Watson R, Finch CF. An analysis of safety promotion and injury prevention resources for sport settings from stakeholder organisations in Australia: type, scope, development processes and dissemination practices. 12th Australasian Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion Conference. 25-27 November 2015, Sydney, NSW

Bekker S, White P, Donaldson A, Cook J, Gabbe B, Lloyd D, Finch CF. 2014. What is the role of key sports safety agencies in the development and dissemination of sport safety policies for community sport settings? Poster presented at: IOC World Conference on Prevention of Injury & Illness in Sport; 2014 April 10-12; Monte Carlo, Monaco. Brit J Sports Med 48(7), 565-566.

Bekker S, White P, Donaldson A, Cook J, Gabbe B, Lloyd D, Finch CF. A catalogue of the sport safety resources for community Australian Football clubs from the websites of key sport safety agencies.Oral presentation at: National Sports Injury Prevention Conference; 2014 Oct 15-18; Canberra, Australia. J Sci Med Sport 18, e139-e140.

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