Edith Cowan University
Professor Caroline Finch AO is the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research) at Edith Cowan University, Western Australia and has been Director of the Australian Centre for Research into Injury in Sport and its Prevention (ACRISP), which is one of only four centres worldwide recognised by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) as a Research Centre for the Prevention of Injury and Protection of Athlete Health since 2010. Much of her injury prevention research has directly informed the conduct of sport injury surveillance, the development of safety policy and implementation of injury prevention programs by Government Departments of Sport and Health, health promotion/injury prevention agencies, and peak sports bodies worldwide.
In 2015, she was awarded the American Public Health Association Distinguished International Career Award from the Injury Control and Emergency Health Services Section. In 2018, she became an Officer of the Order of Australia for ‘distinguished service to sports medicine, particularly in the area of injury prevention as an educator, researcher and author, and to the promotion of improved health in athletes and those who exercise’.