Prof Caroline Finch
Research Director, Australian Centre for Research into Injury in Sport and its Prevention (ACRISP)
Areas of expertise
- Sports injury and prevention
- Sports medicine
- Injury epidemiology
Professor Finch is the Director of the Australian Centre for Research into Injury in Sport and its Prevention (ACRISP), one of only 9 research centres worldwide to be recognised by the International Olympic Committee (IOC). Professor Finch has been ranked as one of the 10 most highly published injury researchers of all time and in the top three most influential sports medicine researchers internationally.
Her research has been funded by the NHMRC, Australian Research Council, VicHealth, IOC, the US and Canadian National Institutes of Health, Commonwealth Department of Health and Ageing and from peak sports bodies including the International Rugby Board, Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), Australian Football League (AFL) and Cricket Australia, to name a few. She contributes to the editorial boards of the British Journal of Sports Medicine, Injury Prevention, Journal of Science & Medicine in Sport, Injury Epidemiology, International Journal of Injury Control & Safety Promotion and Sports Medicine. Professor Finch’s research has been adopted and directly used to inform safety policy by Government Departments of Sport and Health, health promotion and injury prevention agencies, and peak sports bodies.