Dr Lauren Fortington

Senior Research Fellow

Areas of expertise

  • Injury epidemiology
  • Injury prevention
  • Sports safety
  • Sports injury

Contact details

Email: l.fortington@federation.edu.au
Phone: 03 5327 8710
Campus: SMB Campus


Dr Lauren Fortington is a senior research fellow focused on injury epidemiology and injury prevention.

Lauren’s research looks at how to collect, analyse and report injury data in different sports settings to best understand the impact and prevention of injuries. She is currently conducting investigations into injury in elite and community Australian sport including cricket, rugby union, rugby sevens and Australian football. She is also leading studies of safety in community sports organisations, aimed towards prevention and best management of serious and fatal events in sport, including a study on the implementation of the State Government’s defibrillator for sports clubs and facilities program.