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Researcher: Hitchens, PL (Ms Peta Hitchens)

Fields of Research

Epidemiology
Health Economics
Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety
Human Movement and Sports Science
Central Nervous System
Sports Medicine
Exercise Physiology
Rheumatology and Arthritis
Public Health and Health Services

Research Objectives

Injury Control
Occupational Health
Evaluation of Health Outcomes
Health Policy Economic Outcomes
Nervous System and Disorders
Skeletal System and Disorders (incl. Arthritis)
Road Safety

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

A decision tree model for the implementation of a safety strategy in the horse-racing industry; Injury Prevention
A novel method for calculating prevalence of multiple sclerosis in Australia; Multiple Sclerosis
Accident rates amongst regular bicycle riders in Tasmania, Australia; Accident Analysis and Prevention
Are physiological attributes of jockeys predictors of falls? A pilot study; BMJ Open
Australian insurance costs of jockeys injured in a race-day fall; Occupational Medicine
Characteristics of, and insurance payments for, injuries to cyclists in Tasmania, 1990-2010; Accident Analysis & Prevention
Investigating the costs of major and minor cycling crashes in Tasmania, Australia; Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health
Predictors of race-day jockey falls in flat racing in Australia; Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Predictors of race-day jockey falls in jumps racing in Australia; Accident Analysis and Prevention
The association between jockey experience and race-day falls in flat racing in Australia; Injury Prevention
The incidence of race-day jockey falls in Australia, 2002-2006; Medical Journal of Australia
Workplace injuries in thoroughbred racing: An analysis of insurance payments and injuries amongst jockeys in Australia from 2002 to 2010; Animals

Research Projects

Assessment of physiological and performance attributes of Tasmanian jockeys; TOTE Tasmania Pty Ltd (TOTE)
Assessment of physiological and performance attributes of Tasmanian Jockeys; Betfair Australia (BFA)
Assessment of physiological and performance attributes of Tasmanian jockeys; Tasmanian Thoroughbred Racing Council (TTRC)
Epidemiology and economic impact of injuries to jockeys in the thoroughbred racing industry; WorkCover Tasmania (WCT)

Research Candidate Supervision