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DSM staff profile

Dr Rebbecca Lilley

PositionSenior Research Fellow
DepartmentDepartment of Preventive and Social Medicine (DSM)
QualificationsMPH PhD DPH
Research summaryInjury prevention; occupational health and safety

Research

Rebbecca has worked as a researcher in the Department of Preventive and Social Medicine since 1999 and obtained her PhD from the University of Otago in 2007. To date Rebbecca's research specialises in using epidemiological methods to understand occupational injury and subsequent work-disability following injury in New Zealand workers.

Dr Lilley has developed two research themes in the area of occupational health and safety: the first examines the distribution and impact of work hazards on worker health & safety; and the second examines work disability and economic participation following injury. Both areas are poorly understood in a New Zealand context. The long-term aim of this body of research is the development of interventions for the workplace. Dr Lilley's previous research has examined the working population in general, as well as numerous occupational groups (e.g. cleaners, clerical workers, forestry and agricultural workers) using different epidemiological methods including cross-sectional, case-control and prospective cohort studies. Dr Lilley's current work focuses on identifying modifiable factors for addressing work disability following injury and improving the quality of work-related fatal injury data for surveillance purposes in a New Zealand context.

Dr Lilley has been lead, and collaborated, on a number of Health Research Council and Ministry of Business, Innovation, and Employment funded projects and programmes. Dr Lilley has also held training fellowships in occupational injury prevention from the Health Research Council and work disability prevention from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research.

Publications

Lilley, R., Derrett, S., & Davie, G. (2015). Is work organisation associated with work status 3 months after injury? Results from a case-control study of New Zealand workers. Work, 51(4), 849-854. doi: 10.3233/wor-141974

Lilley, R., Davie, G., Langley, J., Ameratunga, S., & Derrett, S. (2013). Do outcomes differ between work and non-work-related injury in a universal injury compensation system? Findings from the New Zealand Prospective Outcomes of Injury Study. BMC Public Health, 13, 995. doi: 10.1186/1471-2458-13-995

Lilley, R., Davie, G., Ameratunga, S., & Derrett, S. (2012). Factors predicting work status 3 months after injury: Results from the Prospective Outcomes of Injury Study. BMJ Open, 2, e000400. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2011-000400

Lilley, R., Feyer, A.-M., Kirk, P., & Gander, P. (2002). A survey of forest workers in New Zealand. Do hours of work, rest, and recovery play a role in accidents and injury? Journal of Safety Research, 33, 53-71.

Journal - Research Article

Lilley, R., Derrett, S., & Davie, G. (2015). Is work organisation associated with work status 3 months after injury? Results from a case-control study of New Zealand workers. Work, 51(4), 849-854. doi: 10.3233/wor-141974

Langley, J. D., Lilley, R., Wilson, S., Derrett, S., Samaranayaka, A., Davie, G., … Wyeth, E. H., Hansen, P., & Hokowhitu, B. (2014). Factors associated with non-participation in one or two follow-up phases in a cohort study of injured adults. Injury Prevention, 19, 428-433. doi: 10.1136/injuryprev-2012-040685

Cryer, C., Langley, J. D., Samaranayaka, A., Davie, G., Morgaine, K., Lilley, R., & Barson, D. (2014). An outcome evaluation of a New Zealand farm safety intervention: A historical cohort study. American Journal of Industrial Medicine, 57(4), 458-467. doi: 10.1002/ajim.22290

Langley, J., Lilley, R., Samaranayaka, A., & Derrett, S. (2014). Work status and disability trajectories over 12 months after injury among workers in New Zealand. New Zealand Medical Journal, 127(1390). Retrieved from http://journal.nzma.org.nz/journal/127-1390/6016/content.pdf

Langley, J., Davie, G., Wilson, S., Lilley, R., Ameratunga, S., Wyeth, E., & Derrett, S. (2013). Difficulties in functioning one year after injury: The role of preinjury sociodemographic and health characteristics, health care and injury-related factors. Archives of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, 94(7), 1277-1286. doi: 10.1016/j.apmr.2013.02.012

Derrett, S., Wilson, S., Samaranayaka, A., Langley, J., Wyeth, E., Ameratunga, S., Lilley, R., Davie, G., & Mauiliu, M. (2013). Prevalence and predictors of disability 24-months after injury for hospitalised and non-hospitalised participants: Results from a longitudinal cohort study in New Zealand. PLoS ONE, 8(11), e80194. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0080194

Lilley, R., Davie, G., Langley, J., Ameratunga, S., & Derrett, S. (2013). Do outcomes differ between work and non-work-related injury in a universal injury compensation system? Findings from the New Zealand Prospective Outcomes of Injury Study. BMC Public Health, 13, 995. doi: 10.1186/1471-2458-13-995

Lilley, R., Day, L., Koehncke, N., Dosman, J., Hagel, L., William, P., and for the Saskatchewan Farm Injury Cohort Study. (2012). The relationship between fatigue-related factors and work-related injuries in the Saskatchewan Farm Injury Cohort Study. American Journal of Industrial Medicine, 55(4), 367-375. doi: 10.1002/ajim.22003

Lilley, R., Davie, G., Ameratunga, S., & Derrett, S. (2012). Factors predicting work status 3 months after injury: Results from the Prospective Outcomes of Injury Study. BMJ Open, 2, e000400. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2011-000400

Derrett, S., Samaranayaka, A., Wilson, S., Langley, J., Ameratunga, S., Cameron, I. D., Lilley, R., Wyeth, E., & Davie, G. (2012). Prevalence and predictors of sub-acute phase disability after injury among hospitalised and non-hospitalised groups: A longitudinal cohort study. PLoS ONE, 7(9), e44909. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0044909

Lilley, R. C., Cryer, P. C., Firth, H. M., Herbison, G. P., & Feyer, A.-M. (2011). Ascertainment of occupational histories in the working population: The occupational history calendar approach. American Journal of Industrial Medicine, 54(1), 21-31. doi: 10.1002/ajim.20903

Lilley, R., LaMontagne, A. D., & Firth, H. (2011). Combined exposures to workplace psychosocial stressors: Relationships with mental health in a sample of NZ cleaners and clerical workers. American Journal of Industrial Medicine, 54(5), 405-409. doi: 10.1002/ajim.20927

Derrett, S., Davie, G., Ameratunga, S., Wyeth, E., Colhoun, S., Wilson, S., Samaranayaka, A., Lilley, R., Hokowhitu, B., Hansen, P., & Langley, J. (2011). Prospective Outcomes of Injury Study: Recruitment, and participant characteristics, health and disability status. Injury Prevention, 17(6), 415-418. doi: 10.1136/injuryprev-2011-040044

Derrett, S., Langley, J., Hokowhitu, B., Ameratunga, S., Hansen, P., Davie, G., Wyeth, E., & Lilley, R. (2009). Prospective outcomes of injury study. Injury Prevention, 15(5), e3. doi: 10.1136/ip.2009.022558

Lilley, R., Feyer, A.-M., Langley, J., & Wren, J. (2004). The New Zealand child work-related fatal injury study: 1985 - 1998. New Zealand Medical Journal, 117(1194). Retrieved from http://journal.nzma.org.nz/journal/117-1194/891/content.pdf

Lilley, R., Feyer, A.-M., Kirk, P., & Gander, P. (2002). A survey of forest workers in New Zealand. Do hours of work, rest, and recovery play a role in accidents and injury? Journal of Safety Research, 33, 53-71.

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Journal - Research Other

Lilley, R., Feyer, A.-M., Firth, H., Cunningham, C., & Paul, C. (2010). Surveillance of working conditions and the work environment: Development of a national hazard surveillance tool in New Zealand. International Journal of Public Health, 55, 49-57. doi: 10.1007/s00038-009-0059-1

Feyer, A.-M., & Lilley, R. (2003). Considering the changing nature of work: The New Zealand perspective. Soz Praventiv Med, 48, 351-353.

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