Understanding and preventing injury in the led outdoor activity domain: A theory driven approach to injury surveillance and prevention. The UPLOADS Project.
Prof Caroline Finch is a Chief Investigator on an ARC Linkage Project which is undertaking research into understanding injury risks and incidents in the led outdoor activity domain. The aim of this project is to develop trial and validate an incident reporting and learning system for the Australian led outdoor activity industry. An in-depth injury incident study will also be conducted and a model of led outdoor activity injury incident causation produced. This will be used to inform future injury prevention efforts and reduce injury in this domain.
The project is led by A/Prof Paul Salmon from the University of the Sunshine Coast (USC), and includes research partners from USC, Monash University and Federation University Australia. Industry partners are the Australian Camps Association, Department of Planning and Community Development Victoria, Outdoor Council of Australia, Outdoor Education Australia, The Outdoor Education group, Victorian Outdoor Education Association, and YMCA Victoria.