Dr Helen Ackland

PhD, MSSA, MPHHA

Senior Clinical Research Fellow, National Trauma Research Institute

Senior Clinical Trauma Research Fellow, The Alfred

Senior Lecturer, Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Monash University

Dr Helen Ackland is the Senior Clinical Trauma Research Fellow at the National Trauma Research Institute and is the recipient of the Alfred-Monash Intensive Care Research Fellowship. She has also received fellowships from the Transport Accident Commission and the Victorian Trauma Foundation for studies involving spinal injury assessment and imaging. Her research work on cervical spine trauma epidemiology, morphology, management and outcomes, and ladder fall-related injuries has been conducted in collaboration with The Alfred hospital intensive care, emergency, radiology, neurosurgery, orthopaedic surgery and trauma departments, and her research interests extend to work with the Monash Bionic Vision project, where she is a co-investigator on the ARC-funded project entitled ‘3-Tesla MRI volumetric and diffusion tensor analyses of the primary visual cortex.’

Dr Ackland is also a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine at Monash University, where she teaches in the areas of clinical and public health, health policy and good research practice. She co-ordinates several units in undergraduate biomedical science and medicine, and in postgraduate public health, and is a supervisor for Monash University Bachelor of Medical Science students, University of Melbourne Doctor of Medicine Scholarly Selective students, and is a School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine Mentor for PhD students.