The Outdoor Council of Australian and its many partners in the outdoor sector are proud to advise that the UPLOADS project has been acknowledged in the national Australian Research Council ‘Making a Difference’ publication. This identifies the latest leading Commonwealth supported research happening across Australia.
UPLOADS is the Understanding and Preventing Led Outdoor Accidents Data System research program which is reducing injuries and making outdoor education and recreation experiences safer for all.
You can find out more on the project at www.outdoorcouncil.asn.au/uploads/
Dr Paul Salmon the lead researcher said “This is an amazing achievement – essentially it means first that the University of the Sunshine Coast see UPLOADS as their flagship ARC research program, and second that the Australian Research Council see it as one of their most impactful research programs.”
“This is a testament to the strong partnership we have and the innovative world leading and impactful research program that we have all put together. It is amazing to think that in just 8 years we have gone from a small literature review to two major ARC grants with national and international impact.”
Jamie Bennett President of the Outdoor Council of Australia a key partner in the UPLOADS project said “leading people outdoors offers tremendous benefits to people’s health and wellbeing and to the community. This research is showing just how well leaders manage risk during outdoor adventures and how as an industry we can collaborate to put appropriate safety systems in place. Ultimately we want to see more people active outdoors and understanding and managing risk is key to that. It is rewarding to see the value of this research being acknowledged at a national level”
Download the Making a Difference report here.