Centre for Trauma Care, Prevention, Education & Research

Group Leader: Professor Danny Cass

The research program of the Centre for Trauma Care, Prevention, Education & Research focuses on improving outcomes of traumatic injury in childhood and adolescence.

Our research provides the evidence base for effective implementation of policies that improve the safety and wellbeing of young people. We aim to prevent the debilitating and life-threatening injuries we see in children presenting at The Children's Hospital at Westmead, or reduce the severity of these injuries through better diagnosis and earlier intervention.

For example, our research identified passenger numbers increase the risk of car crash injuries in young drivers. This and other research led to legislative changes restricting passengers numbers in P-plate drivers under 25 years old.

Our clinical program can also be found on the Sydney Children's Hospitals Network website