Translating research evidence into practice using the International Safe Community model
Wednesday 1 June 2016 at 10:30am – 11:30 AEST
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Title: “Evaluating safety promotion efforts in community settings: The International Safe Community model”
Speaker: Professor Shrikant I. Bangdiwala
Dr. Bangdiwala is a full professor of biostatistics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC) and senior statistician at the UNC Injury Prevention Research Center. He has extensive experience in the design, conduct and analysis of multi-centre clinical and community-based studies, as well as on studies of unintentional injury, road transport safety, and child abuse and family violence.
He has worked in the injury field since 1983 when he served as statistical advisor to the World Health Organization (WHO) American Regional Office. He is currently an instructor of the ‘International Road Safety Course’ of the Transportation Research and Injury Prevention Programme (TRIPP) at the Indian Institute of Technology in Delhi, Professor Extraordinarious at the Violence, Injury and Peace Research Unit (VIPRU) of the Institute for Social and Health Sciences of the University of South Africa, and has taught in the Safety Promotion doctoral programme of the Division of Social Medicine at the Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm
Title “Early prevention of violence in life as a key factor for preventing all forms of violence”
Speaker: Dr Andrés Villaveces
Dr Villaveces is an epidemiologist currently working in violence and injury prevention at the World Bank and Adjunct Assistant Professor at the Department of Epidemiology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, USA. Previously he worked as a Behavioural and Social Sciences Researcher at the RAND Corporation on transport injuries and drug policy and was Research Assistant Professor at the Department of Epidemiology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 2006 – 2012.
He has 20 years of experience working on intentional and unintentional injury prevention in international health. He worked as a research associate at the Harborview Injury Prevention and Research Center, University of Washington, on studies of alcohol consumption and traffic injuries, firearm safety storage devices and suicide, and firearms and homicide in Colombia between 1996 and 2001. From 2001 to 2003 he worked as a medical officer at the Department of Injuries and Violence Prevention at the WHO in Geneva, Switzerland where he developed and co-authored the TEACH-VIP injury prevention curriculum and several WHO policy documents on violence prevention.
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