This area of research focuses on how best to support people with injuries to recover and return to work.


ISCRR research examines the effectiveness of various clinical approaches to treatment in areas including trauma, persistent pain and mental health.

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Claims management

The core objective of compensation authorities is to facilitate recovery and return to work, but a body of research suggests that claims processes themselves can significantly impact on these outcomes. This research helps compensation bodies understand and address the impact their processes can have on claimant recovery.

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Return to work

Research consistently shows that returning to work after illness or injury can deliver many benefits to the injured worker, their employer and the community. ISCRR researchers examine return to work outcomes, explore the factors that impact return work, and how to improve outcomes.

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