The NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence in Better Health Outcomes for Compensable Injury (CRE), funded by a $2.5 million NHMRC grant, is addressing the urgent need to improve health outcomes for individuals with non-catastrophic road traffic injury (for example, neck and spine (whiplash) and upper and lower limbs) through translational research, capacity building and end-user engagement focused on health, compensation and legal systems. The CRE's hub is situated within RECOVER Injury Research Centre at The University of Queensland.

We've undertaken extensive engagement with our partners (including consumers), QLD, NSW, VIC and SA insurance regulators, CTP insurers’ rehabilitation managers, workers' compensation bodies, legal experts and representatives from peak professional bodies. Three key priority areas set our research, implementation and training agenda:

  1. Data to drive system change
  2. Implementing best practice models of care; and
  3. Reducing the impact of system factors on injured people.