Evaluate Strategies To Tackle Key Safety Issues In The Led Outdoor Activity Sector: Your Input Is Needed!

Evaluating Strategies To Tackle Key Safety Issues In The Led Outdoor Activity Sector:

We need your help!

The UPLOADS project is a major collaboration between the Australian led outdoor activity sector, the University of the Sunshine Coast, and Federation University. The ultimate aim is to better understand and prevent the injury incidents that occur during led outdoor activities. Click here to see our valued project partners and funders.

As part of the UPLOADS project, we would like to invite you to participate in a survey to evaluate incident prevention strategies that were developed by the sector based on the UPLOADS incident data. Specifically two workshops were held involving a range of stakeholders from the outdoor activity sector in which they developed incident prevention strategies based on the analysis of UPLOADS incident data.

Your input is critical to ensure that the strategies that are proposed are practical, appropriate, and relevant for the sector!

All organised outdoor activity stakeholders from the following organisations are invited to participate:

  • Primary schools
  • Secondary schools
  • Outdoor education/recreation providers
  • Outdoor training organisation (e.g. RTO, TAFE, University)
  • Outdoor professional/peak bodies
  • Workplace health and safety regulator
  • Government agencies

Please read the Participant Information Sheet for further information. If you wish to participate please download the Strategy Evaluation Survey. Surveys need to be completed by the 15th of March.

When you have completed the survey, please return your responses to uploadsproject@usc.edu.au.


If you have any questions or concerns please contact Michelle van Mulken:

E: mvanmulk@usc.edu.au  T: (07) 5456 5404.

(This research has ethics approval (A/15/730) through the University of the Sunshine Coast)

UPLOADS teamwork


After completing my PhD in sport psychology and concussion risk, it was clear that the wonderful world of research had captured my attention. In my role at the Centre for human Factors and Sociotechnical Systems I am part of a brilliant team of researchers, working on world class research in the fields of sport and outdoor recreation, transport and infrastructure, organisational health and safety, urban planning and design, and defence security and resilience. My personal research interests are in the dynamic topic of injury management in grassroots sport. Although my PhD only skimmed the surface of this complicated issue, I look forward to a long career not only improving sport-related injury risk but also finding new ways to motivate kids to keep participating in sport and outdoor activity.

Posted in Invitations to participate in research, UPLOADS
One comment on “Evaluate Strategies To Tackle Key Safety Issues In The Led Outdoor Activity Sector: Your Input Is Needed!
  1. […] involved with the continued running of the National Incident Dataset. Michelle is also running the countermeasures evaluations which are based on the information you have provided and the workshops that were run with sector […]

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