Peter Bragge is an Associate Professor at BehaviourWorks and qualified physiotherapist. He holds a PhD (University of Melbourne 2006) and a Licentiate from Trinity College London in piano performance (1991).
Peter specialises in healthcare quality improvement through translation of research evidence into practices, systems, and policies. This involves research evidence synthesis, qualitative exploration of practice behaviour, stakeholder consultation to design behaviour change strategies and testing and embedding these into practice.
Peter has convened local and international workshops and training seminars covering these topics and regularly facilitates multi-stakeholder dialogues addressing specific healthcare challenges. Prior to his current research role, he coordinated and lectured in Evidence-Based Practice at the University of Melbourne’s School of Physiotherapy.
Peter manages BWA’s health portfolio and partnerships, which involves close liaison with a number of government and other agencies including WorkSafe Victoria, Department of Premier and Cabinet, Department of Health and Human Services, Victorian Managed Insurance Authority and the Victorian Transport Accident Commission.
He has published extensively on evidence translation theory and methods as well as implementation in specific areas of healthcare such as traumatic brain and spinal cord injury and public health. His publications encompass academic journals such as The Lancet and he is active in other media such as The Conversation. Peter currently serves on the board of the Spinal Cord Injury Network and provides expert healthcare quality improvement advice in a range of other clinical areas.
Prior to his full-time research career, Peter worked for 10 years as a physiotherapist in public and private practice settings, including one year in the United Kingdom.