Robert Macpherson

Postdoctoral Fellow


My research is on the comparative effectiveness of work disaiblity management and return to work policies and practices across Canadian and Australian workers' compensation jurisdictions. The project has the following aims: 1) develop a policy framework that links variations in work disability management policy and practices across participating jurisdictions to work disability and return-to-work outcomes; 2) expand current initiatives in developing data across participating jurisdictions; 3) investigate, using comparative jurisdiction-specific cohorts, the trends and variations in severe work injuries and work disability with the goal of identifying the key intra- and inter-jurisdictional drivers of these differences; 4) implement an integrated knowledge engagement startegy to disseminate reseach findings.



Research Classification

Occupational Health and Safety
Health Policies
Community Health / Public Health
Social Determinants of Health

Research Interests

Geographical Information Systems (GIS)
Administrative data
Data Linkage

Research Methodology

administrative data
Survival Analysis
Geographical Information Systems (GIS)

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