Principal Research Fellow
Professor Kirsten Vallmuur is the Chair of Trauma Surveillance and Data in a joint position between the Australian Centre for Health Services Innovation and the Jamieson Trauma Institute. She leads the Jamieson Trauma Institute’s Trauma Data Quality and Analytics theme.
Kirsten’s team is currently undertaking research projects drawing on linked trauma data, available through existing data systems in Queensland. The work of the unit is focused on scoping the breadth and depth of data collected on trauma across the continuum of care, developing best practice methods and tools for using linked trauma data, and analysing these data to better understand the causes, trends, patterns, burden, costs and outcomes of trauma in Queensland. This work is contributing to the broader Queensland State-wide Trauma Data Warehouse development project being run by Queensland Health.
Kirsten has conducted numerous collaborative health data research projects with internal and external university based researchers, government and non-government agencies in areas such as morbidity and mortality data quality, injury surveillance using emergency department hospital and mortality data, and the identification of occupational and alcohol-related injury in health databases.