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Welcome to the Injury Prevention Research Unit (IPRU). Since 1990, the goal of the IPRU has been to undertake research that contributes to reducing the incidence, severity and consequences of injury in New Zealand.

The Injury Prevention Research Unit has recently undergone an infrastructural change to become more closely aligned with its parent Department, Preventive and Social Medicine. While the IPRU no longer has an overall Director position, most research and injury enquiry staff and activities are continuing as before.

IPRU’s staff work in a wide range of research areas. Unintentional injury, outcomes of injury, and injury prevention are examined. Studies may be based on settings where injury occurs, such as in transport, sport and recreation and work, or on groups within the population who are at risk, such as children, young people, or older people. Injury surveillance, examination of cross cutting issues such as alcohol misuse, and the consequences of injury both disability and rehabilitation.

IPRU is part of the Department of Preventive and Social Medicine at the Dunedin Medical School, University of Otago.

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IPRU is funded through grants and contracts with its major support coming from Health Research Council of NZ.
 
Phone: +64 3 479-8342
Email: iprunz@otago.ac.nz
 

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