2023 Injury Prevention Summit – Injury is Everyone’s Business

WestCycle gathered with passionate individuals, experts, advocates and organisations to discuss key issues and share best practices and knowledge at the 2023 Injury Prevention Summit.

Recently WestCycle gathered with passionate individuals, experts, advocates and organisations from across western Australia to discuss key issues and share best practices and knowledge at the 2023 Injury Prevention Summit in Perth. 

The key message of the day: Injury is Everyone’s Business

It was a day of lively discussions feeding off speakers including: 

  • An incredibly inspiring (and quite entertaining) Acknowledgement of Country by Noongar man and owner of Go Cultural Aboriginal Tours, Walter McGuire.
  • WestCycle Board member and Director of Chronic Disease Prevention at the Department of Health Dr Denise Sullivan, who explored evidence-informed injury prevention.
  • Founder of Healthy Streets Lucy Saunders , Strategic Transport Planner at PJA Tim Judd and WALGA’s Manager of Road Safety Terri-Anne Pettet, who all discussed the latest developments in creating safe streets.

Jodie Nikolic from the Paraplegic Benefit Fund Australia (PBF) who in her presentation, ‘Why We Do What We Do: Through My Eyes’ talked about the life-changing results of road trauma and what can be done to make our roads and paths safer for all users.

Hear Jodie discuss her experience and learn more about road and riding safety at a free webinar WestCycle is hosting this Thursday at noon (18 May). More on that plus registration here: https://westcycle.org.au/wc-event/road-safety-week-webinar/

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Tim Roach

Elected Director – Off Road

Tim has been in senior leadership and strategic development roles for more than twenty years. He is currently Director of Executive Education in the School of Business and Law at Edith Cowan University and is a past Assistant Commissioner and General Manager in the public service. He is an Accountant (FCPA) and sits on the Divisional Council of CPA Australia.

Tim has been involved in racing mountain bikes, BMX and triathlon for many years, both as a father of two children who race and as a past and current bike racer. Tim is the current over-50 State Champion in downhill mountain biking. He is also a very regular and enthusiastic transport cyclist; frequently seen in a suit and tie riding to meetings in the city on a mountain bike.

Denise Sullivan

Chair - Governance and Risk Committee

Denise Sullivan has a career spanning over twenty years in senior management and executive roles in the state public and not-for-profit health sectors.

In her usual role of Director Chronic Disease Prevention with the Western Australian Department of Health, she leads the development of state chronic disease and injury prevention policy and planning frameworks and contributes to the shaping of the national preventive health policy agenda.

Her professional interests cover many aspects of chronic disease and injury prevention encompassing health communications, health promotion and research, public policy on health and workforce planning and development.

She has a particular interest in furthering collaborations with other sectors with a mutual interest in promoting a more active and healthier WA community, and creating and sustaining environments that support this. Denise is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and the Leadership WA Signature Program, and an Associate Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management and the Australian College of Health Service Managers.

Denise is a recreational cyclist and recent convert to mountain biking (although trainer wheels still on!).