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Lisa Nicole Sharwood

Injury epidemiologist | Expert Witness, UNSW Sydney

Injury Epidemiologist, Health Services Researcher dabbling in economic analyses as well. PhD in Medicine/Public Health. Well travelled and experienced across developed and developing nations in traumatic injury management. I sit on two Australian Standards committees - Playground Equipment and Surfacing, and Indoor Trampoline Facilities.
I have over 25 years of experience in injury management, injury causation analysis, injury prevention and injury outcomes analysis within health services. I have specialised in the use of administrative data (big data) to explore all of these issues, and also consult as Expert Witness in matters of injury litigation covering my expertise.
I am a Critical Care RN, qualified with a Masters Degree in Public Health, PhD in Public Health/Epidemiology and am currently completing a Masters Degree in Health Data Science.


  • 2022–present
    Adjunct Resarch Fellow , UNSW / Black Dog Institute
  • 2022–present
    Analytic Lead, Data and Research, Royal Commission for Defence and Veteran Suicide, Attorney General's Department
  • 2020–present
    Adjunct Research Fellow , University of Sydney
  • 2018–present
    Adjunct Research Fellow, University of Technology Sydney
  • 2021–2022
    Research Fellow, UNSW / Black Dog Institute
  • 2016–2020
    Adjunct Research Fellow, Monash University
  • 2012–2020
    Research fellow, University of Sydney
  • 2008–2013
    PhD student, The George Institute


  • 2013 
    University of Sydney, PhD / Medicine / Public Health
  • 2007 
    Monash University , MPH (Clinical Epidemiology/Biostats)
  • 1996 
    La Trobe University, Graduate Diploma Advanced Nursing (Critical Care)
  • 1993 
    La Trobe University, Bachelor of Nursing
  • 1992 
    La Trobe University, Dip.App. Science, Nursing

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