Deakin University and Deakin Industry Engagement Centre staff have proposed to team together on a number of research initiatives to properly inform the development of sound public policy. They include:
- testing the model of intervention predicted to be effective by the needless disability model
- testing the extension of the Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) behavioural health intervention in the UK National Health Service as an early intervention or preventive technique in injury cases
- evaluating police early intervention or return to work programs
- comparing the performance of Australian insured versus self-insured employers with respect to return to work programs.