Research Team Members: Professor Michele Sterling (RECOVER), Dr Trudy Rebbeck, Professor Ian Cameron, Professor Kathryn Refshauge, (University of Sydney), Professor Justin Kenardy, Professor Luke Connelly, Professor Geoff Mitchell (UQ),

Partnership project with:

  • National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)
  • QLD Motor Accident Insurance Commission (MAIC)
  • NSW State Insurance Regulatory Authority (MAA)


The aims of this project are:

  1. To implement and evaluate the effect of a guideline-based clinical pathway of care on health outcomes following whiplash injury.
  2. To investigate if there is a differential effect of risk of recovery (‘low risk’ or ‘medium/high risk’) on health outcomes for the clinical pathway of care.
  3. To conduct an economic evaluation of the clinical pathway of care.


  • Recruitment complete.
  • Follow-up will continue throughout 2019.

Stakeholder engagement

There has been ongoing discussions with key stakeholders, the Motor Accident Insurance Commission (MAIC-QLD) and the NSW State Insurance Regulatory Authority (MAA).