Oxford University, UK; Johns Hopkins University, USA
Dr Peden was educated at the universities of Cape Town and Stellenbosch in South Africa. She holds degrees in nursing and epidemiology and a PhD in injury epidemiology. She worked at Groote Schuur Hospital in the emergency and intensive care units for 10 years before taking up a position at the South African MRC for 7 years.
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In 2000 she moved to WHO in Switzerland where she coordinated the Unintentional Injuries Prevention unit from 2000 to 2017. She was the executive editor of both the World report on road traffic injury prevention (2004) and the World report on child injury prevention (2008). She also coordinated WHOs contribution to the Bloomberg Initiative for Global Road Safety and three global status reports on road safety. Dr Peden currently holds joint positions at The George Institute for Global Health (University of Oxford) and the International Injury Research Unit (Johns Hopkins University).
Johns Hopkins University
Presentation title: How and why nurses should be involved in addressing the global injury epidemic