About

Dr Amy Peden has extensive experience in drowning prevention research, policy and practice having authored 62 peer-reviewed articles and over 60 professional reports. Amy has significant practical experience in drowning prevention as the National Manager of Research and Policy at Royal Life Saving Society - Australia, a position she held for 7 years. During this time, Amy was a key contributor to the last three Australian Water Safety Strategies and was lead author of 10 National Drowning Reports.

Amy’s current position as Lecturer – Injury Prevention in the UNSW Sydney School of Public Health and Community Medicine is a combined research and teaching role. She is also co-lead of the Injury Prevention and Disaster Management research theme. Amy is a Senior Research Fellow with Royal Life Saving Society – Australia and an honorary fellow of the George Institute for Global Health. She also holds an adjunct appointment with the Health and Psychology Innovations lab at Griffith University. She sits on the executive committee of the Australasian Injury Prevention Network and is on the national organising comittee for the 2019 Australasian Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion Conference and the Safety 2020 world conference.

Amy completed her PhD in 2019 in the College of Public Health, Medical and Veterinary Sciences at James Cook University, where her thesis entitled 'Building the evidence base for river drowning prevention', explored the epidemiology, risk factors and strategies for the prevention of unintentional river drowning, the leading location for drowning in Australia. Her PhD was awarded the Sax Institute Research Action Award in 2019 and was chosen as one of the recipients of the 2020 Dean's Award for Higher Degree by Research Excellence.

Interests
Research
  • injury prevention; drowning prevention; safety; social determinants of health; rural injury; rural safety; alcohol; exposure; child safety; child drowning; epidemiology; risk factors; behavioural psychology
Experience
  • 2019 to present - Lecturer, UNSW Sydney (Sydney, Australia)
  • 2019 to present - Senior Research Fellow, Royal Life Saving Society - Australia (Sydney, Australia)
  • 2012 to 2019 - National Manager - Research & Policy, Royal Life Saving Society - Australia (Sydney, Australia)
  • 2010 to 2012 - Senior Project Officer, Royal Life Saving Society - Australia (Sydney, Australia)
  • 2008 to 2009 - Survival Swimming Project Officer, Australian Youth Ambassador for Development (Danang, Vietnam)
  • 2007 to 2008 - Project Officer, Royal Life Saving Society - Australia (Sydney, Australia)
Research Disciplines
Socio-Economic Objectives
Honours
Awards
  • 2020 - Dean's Award for Higher Degree by Research Excellence
  • 2019 - Sax Institute Research Action Award
  • 2018 - International Safety Media Award Gold Medal Print Category
Publications

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Journal Articles
  • Cenderadewi M, Franklin R, Peden A and Devine S (2020) Fatal intentional drowning in Australia: a systematic literature review of rates and risk factors. PLoS ONE, 15 (5), Article: e0231861, DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0231861.
  • Franklin R, Peden A, Hamilton E, Bisignano C, Castle C, Dingels Z, Hay S, Liu Z, Mokdad A, Roberts N, Sylte D, Vos T, Abady G, Abosetugn A, Ahmed R, Alahdab F, Andrei C, Antonio C, Arabloo J, Arba A, Badiye A, Bakkannavar S, Banach M, Banik P, Banstola A, Barker-Collo S, Barzegar A, Bayati M, Bhardwaj P, Bhaumik S, Bhutta Z, Bijani A, Boloor A, Carvalho F, Chowdhury M, Chu D, Colquhoun S, Dagne H, Dagnew B, Dandona L, Dandona R, Daryani A, Dharmaratne S, Dibaji Forooshani Z, Do H, Driscoll T, Eagan A, El-Khatib Z, Fernandes E, Filip I, Fischer F, Gebremichael B, Gupta G, Haagsma J, Hassan S, Hendrie D, Hoang C, Hole M, Holla R, Hostiuc S, Househ M, Ilesanmi O, Inbaraj L, Irvani S, Islam M, Ivers R, Jayatilleke A, Joukar F, Kalhor R, Kanchan T, Kapoor N, Kasaeian A, Khan M, Khan E, Khubchandani J, Krishan K, Kumar G, Lauriola P, Lopez A, Madadin M, Majdan M, Maled V, Manafi N, Manafi A, McKee M, Meles H, Menezes R, Meretoja T, Miller T, Mithra P, Mohammadian-Hafshejani A, Mohammadpourhodki R, Mohebi F, Molokhia M, Mustafa G, Negoi I, Nguyen C, Nguyen H, Olagunju A, Olagunju T, Padubidri J, Pakshir K, Pathak A, Polinder S, Pribadi D, Rabiee N, Radfar A, Rana S, Rickard J, Safari S, Salamati P, Samy A, Sarker A, Schwebel D, Senthilkumaran S, Shaahmadi F, Shaikh M, Shin J, Singh P, Soheili A, Stokes M, Suleria H, Tarigan I, Temsah M, Tesfay B, Valdez P, Veisani Y, Ye P, Yonemoto N, Yu C, Yusefzadeh H, Zaman S, Zhang Z and James S (2020) The burden of unintentional drowning: global, regional and national estimates of mortality from the Global Burden of Disease 2017 Study. Injury Prevention, 26 (SUPP_1), pp. i83-i95, DOI:10.1136/injuryprev-2019-043484.
  • James S, Castle C, Dingels Z, Fox J, Hamilton E, Liu Z, S Roberts N, Sylte D, Henry N, LeGrand K, Abdelalim A, Abdoli A, Abdollahpour I, Abdulkader R, Abedi A, Abosetugn A, Abushouk A, Adebayo O, Agudelo-Botero M, Ahmad T, Ahmed R, Ahmed M, Eddine Aichour M, Alahdab F, Alamene G, Alanezi F, Alebel A, Alema N, Alghnam S, Al-Hajj S, Ali B, Ali S, Alikhani M, Alinia C, Alipour V, Aljunid S, Almasi-Hashiani A, Almasri N, Altirkawi K, Abdeldayem Amer Y, Amini S, Loreche Amit A, Andrei C, Ansari-Moghaddam A, T Antonio C, Yaw Appiah S, Arabloo J, Arab-Zozani M, Arefi Z, Aremu O, Ariani F, Arora A, Asaad M, Asghari B, Awoke N, Ayala Quintanilla B, Ayano G, Ayanore M, Azari S, Azarian G, Badawi A, Badiye A, Bagli E, Baig A, Bairwa M, Bakhtiari A, Balachandran A, Banach M, Banerjee S, Banik P, Banstola A, Barker-Collo S, Bärnighausen T, Barrero L, Barzegar A, Bayati M, Baye B, Bedi N, Behzadifar M, Bekuma T, Belete H, Benjet C, Bennett D, Bensenor I, Berhe K, Bhardwaj P, Bhat A, Bhattacharyya K, Bibi S, Bijani A, Bin Sayeed M, Borges G, Borzì A, Boufous S, Brazinova A, Briko N, Budhathoki S, Car J, Cárdenas R, Carvalho F, Castaldelli-Maia J, Castañeda-Orjuela C, Castelpietra G, Catalá-López F, Cerin E, Chandan J, Chanie W, Chattu S, Chattu V, Chatziralli I, Chaudhary N, Cho D, Kabir Chowdhury M, Chu D, Colquhoun S, Constantin M, Costa V, Damiani G, Daryani A, Dávila-Cervantes C, Demeke F, Demis A, Demoz G, Demsie D, Derakhshani A, Deribe K, Desai R, Nasab M, da Silva D, Dibaji Forooshani Z, Doyle K, Driscoll T, Dubljanin E, Adema B, Eagan A, Eftekhari A, Ehsani-Chimeh E, Sayed Zaki M, Elemineh D, El-Jaafary S, El-Khatib Z, Ellingsen C, Emamian M, Endalew D, Eskandarieh S, Faris P, Faro A, Farzadfar F, Fatahi Y, Fekadu W, Ferede T, Fereshtehnejad S, Fernandes E, Ferrara P, Feyissa G, Filip I, Fischer F, Folayan M, Foroutan M, Francis J, Franklin R, Fukumoto T, Geberemariyam B, Gebre A, Gebremedhin K, Gebremeskel G, Gebremichael B, Gedefaw G, Geta B, Ghafourifard M, Ghamari F, Ghashghaee A, Gholamian A, Gill T, Goulart A, Grada A, Grivna M, Mohialdeen Gubari M, Guimarães R, Guo Y, Gupta G, Haagsma J, Hafezi-Nejad N, Bidgoli H, Hall B, Hamadeh R, Hamidi S, Haro J, Hasan M, Hasanzadeh A, Hassanipour S, Hassankhani H, Hassen H, Havmoeller R, Hayat K, Hendrie D, Heydarpour F, Híjar M, Ho H, Hoang C, Hole M, Holla R, Hossain N, Hosseinzadeh M, Hostiuc S, Hu G, Ibitoye S, Ilesanmi O, Ilic I, Ilic M, Inbaraj L, Indriasih E, Naghibi Irvani S, Shariful Islam S, Islam M, Ivers R, Jacobsen K, Jahani M, Jahanmehr N, Jakovljevic M, Jalilian F, Jayaraman S, Jayatilleke A, Jha R, John-Akinola Y, Jonas J, Joseph N, Joukar F, Jozwiak J, Jungari S, Jürisson M, Kabir A, Kadel R, Kahsay A, Kalankesh L, Kalhor R, Kamil T, Kanchan T, Kapoor N, Karami M, Kasaeian A, Kassaye H, Kavetskyy T, Kebede H, Keiyoro P, Kelbore A, Kelkay B, Khader Y, Khafaie M, Khalid N, Khalil I, Khalilov R, Khammarnia M, Khan E, Khan M, Khanna T, Khazaie H, Shadmani F, Khundkar R, Kiirithio D, Kim Y, Kim D, Kim Y, Kisa A, Kisa S, Komaki H, M Kondlahalli S, Korshunov V, Koyanagi A, G Kraemer M, Krishan K, Bicer B, Kugbey N, Kumar V, Kumar N, Kumar G, Kumar M, Kumaresh G, Kurmi O, Kuti O, Vecchia C, Lami F, Lamichhane P, Lang J, Lansingh V, Laryea D, Lasrado S, Latifi A, Lauriola P, Leasher J, Huey Lee S, Lenjebo T, Levi M, Li S, Linn S, Liu X, Lopez A, Lotufo P, Lunevicius R, Lyons R, Madadin M, El Razek M, Mahotra N, Majdan M, Majeed A, Malagon-Rojas J, Maled V, Malekzadeh R, Malta D, Manafi N, Manafi A, Manda A, Manjunatha N, Mansour-Ghanaei F, Mansouri B, Mansournia M, Maravilla J, March L, Mason-Jones A, Masoumi S, Massenburg B, Maulik P, Meles G, Melese A, Melketsedik Z, N Memiah P, Mendoza W, Menezes R, Mengesha M, Mengesha M, Meretoja T, Meretoja A, Merie H, Mestrovic T, Miazgowski B, Miazgowski T, Miller T, Mini G, Mirica A, Mirrakhimov E, Mirzaei-Alavijeh M, Mithra P, Moazen B, Moghadaszadeh M, Mohamadi E, Mohammad Y, Mohammad K, Darwesh A, Gholi Mezerji N, Mohammadian-Hafshejani A, Mohammadoo-Khorasani M, Mohammadpourhodki R, Mohammed S, Mohammed J, Mohebi F, Molokhia M, Monasta L, Moodley Y, Moosazadeh M, Moradi M, Moradi G, Moradi-Lakeh M, Moradpour F, Morawska L, Velásquez I, Morisaki N, Morrison S, Mossie T, Muluneh A, Murthy S, Musa K, Mustafa G, Nabhan A, Nagarajan A, Naik G, Naimzada M, Najafi F, Nangia V, Nascimento B, Naserbakht M, Nayak V, Ndwandwe D, Negoi I, Ngunjiri J, Nguyen C, Thi Nguyen H, Nikbakhsh R, Anggraini Ningrum D, Nnaji C, Nyasulu P, Ogbo F, Oghenetega O, Oh I, Okunga E, Olagunju A, Olagunju T, Bali A, Onwujekwe O, Asante K, Orpana H, Ota E, Otstavnov N, Otstavnov S, A M, Padubidri J, Pakhale S, Pakshir K, Panda-Jonas S, Park E, Patel S, Pathak A, Pati S, Patton G, Paulos K, Peden A, Filipino Pepito V, Pereira J, Pham H, Phillips M, Pinheiro M, Polibin R, Polinder S, Poustchi H, Prakash S, Angga Pribadi D, Puri P, Syed Z, Rabiee M, Rabiee N, Radfar A, Rafay A, Rafiee A, Rafiei A, Rahim F, Rahimi S, Rahimi-Movaghar V, Rahman M, Rajabpour-Sanati A, Rajati F, Rakovac I, Ranganathan K, Rao S, Rashedi V, Rastogi P, Rathi P, Rawaf S, Rawal L, Rawassizadeh R, Renjith V, N Renzaho A, Resnikoff S, Rezapour A, Ribeiro A, Rickard J, Rios González C, Ronfani L, Roshandel G, Saad A, Sabde Y, Sabour S, Saddik B, Safari S, Safari-Faramani R, Safarpour H, Safdarian M, Sajadi S, Salamati P, Salehi F, Zahabi S, Rashad Salem M, Salem H, Salman O, Salz I, Samy A, Sanabria J, Riera L, Santric Milicevic M, Sarker A, Sarveazad A, Sathian B, Sawhney M, Sawyer S, Saxena S, Sayyah M, Schwebel D, Seedat S, Senthilkumaran S, Sepanlou S, Seyedmousavi S, Sha F, Shaahmadi F, Shahabi S, Shaikh M, Shams-Beyranvand M, Shamsizadeh M, Sharif-Alhoseini M, Sharifi H, Sheikh A, Shigematsu M, Shin J, Shiri R, Siabani S, Sigfusdottir I, Singh P, Singh J, Sinha D, Smarandache C, R Smith E, Soheili A, Soleymani B, Soltanian A, Soriano J, Sorrie M, Soyiri I, Stein D, Stokes M, Sufiyan M, Rasul Suleria H, Sykes B, Tabarés-Seisdedos R, Tabb K, Taddele B, Tadesse D, Tamiru A, Tarigan I, Tefera Y, Tehrani-Banihashemi A, Tekle M, Tekulu G, Tesema A, Tesfay B, Thapar R, Tilahune A, Tlaye K, Tohidinik H, Topor-Madry R, Tran B, Tran K, Tripathy J, Tsai A, Car L, Ullah S, Ullah I, Umar M, Unnikrishnan B, Upadhyay E, Uthman O, Valdez P, Vasankari T, Venketasubramanian N, Violante F, Vlassov V, Waheed Y, Weldesamuel G, Werdecker A, Wiangkham T, Wolde H, Woldeyes D, Wondafrash D, Wondmeneh T, Wondmieneh A, Wu A, Yadav R, Yadollahpour A, Yano Y, Yaya S, Yazdi-Feyzabadi V, Yip P, Yisma E, Yonemoto N, Yoon S, Youm Y, Younis M, Yousefi Z, Yu Y, Yu C, Yusefzadeh H, Moghadam T, Zaidi Z, Zaman S, Zamani M, Zamanian M, Zandian H, Zarei A, Zare F, Zhang Z, Zhang Y, Zodpey S, Dandona L, Dandona R, Degenhardt L, Dharmaratne S, Hay S, Mokdad A, Reiner R, Sartorius B and Vos T (2020) Global injury morbidity and mortality from 1990 to 2017: results from the Global Burden of Disease Study 2017. Injury Prevention, 26, pp. i96-i114, DOI:10.1136/injuryprev-2019-043494.
  • Pearn J, Peden A and Franklin R (2020) Drowning of Pet Owners during Attempted Animal Rescues: The AVIR-A Syndrome. International Journal of Aquatic Research and Education, 12 (2), Article: 8, DOI:10.25035/ijare.12.02.0.
  • Peden A and Franklin R (2020) Learning to swim: an exploration of negative prior aquatic experiences among children. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 17 (10), Article: 3557, DOI:10.3390/ijerph17103557.
  • Peden A, Franklin R and Clemens T (in press) Can child drowning be eradicated? A compelling case for continued investment in prevention. Acta Paediatrica, , DOI:10.1111/apa.15618.
  • Peden A, Franklin R and Pearn J (2020) The prevention of child drowning: the causal factors and social determinants impacting fatalities in portable pools. Health Promotion Journal of Australia, 31 (2), pp. 184-191, DOI:10.1002/hpja.282.
  • Peden A, Franklin R and Wilcox-Pidgeon S (2020) Media reporting of summer drowning: a partial picture, useful for advocacy. Health Promotion Journal of Australia, 31 (3), pp. 491-496, DOI:10.1002/hpja.297.
  • Peden A and Franklin R (2020) Causes of distraction leading to supervision lapses in cases of fatal drowning of children 0-4 years in Australia: a 15-year review. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 56 (3), pp. 450-456, DOI:10.1111/jpc.14668.
  • Peden A, Franklin R and Leggat P (2020) Developing drowning prevention strategies for rivers through the use of a modified Delphi process. Injury Prevention, 26, pp. 240-247, DOI:10.1136/injuryprev-2019-043156.
  • Stevenson L, Byard R, van den Heuvel C and Peden A (in press) Fatal drowning among tourists and recently arrived individuals from overseas at South Australian Metropolitan beaches. Australian Journal of Forensic Sciences, , DOI:10.1080/00450618.2020.1759686.
  • Taylor D, Franklin R and Peden A (2020) Aquatic competencies and drowning prevention in children 2–4 years: a systematic review. Safety, 6 (2), Article: 31, DOI:10.3390/safety6020031.
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