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Professor Peter Bragge

Professor Peter Bragge

Director, Monash Sustainable Development Institute Evidence Review Service

Reviews evidence to support better decision-making, plays piano

Peter Bragge specialises in evidence reviews to support better decision making for policy and practice.

He is Director of Monash Sustainable Development Institute’s Evidence Review Service (ERS), which delivers research and practice reviews to a diverse range of government and industry organisations. Recent clients include The Australian Department of Health; Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care; The Wellcome Trust; Royal Australasian College of Physicians; and the Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System. He also leads Monash Sustainable Development Institute’s collaboration with McMaster University in Canada to build the world’s largest evidence resource for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) – Social Systems Evidence (SSE)

Peter is listed as one of Australia's top 250 researchers as a field leader in Health Policy and Medical Law in the Australian Newspaper's 2024 Research Magazine.

The ERS review approach is based on question development, prioritisation and evidence review methods that Professor Bragge has developed as well as cutting-edge review science approaches including living reviews, online evidence maps and virtual evidence libraries.

Peter has published over 100 peer-reviewed journal articles including in The Lancet, Lancet Neurology, Implementation Science, Biological Conservation, Journal of Cleaner Production and Public Administration Review. In 2018 he published his first book, From Roadside to Recovery: The Story of the Victorian State Trauma System. He has also written over 120 reports for government and industry. In November 2023 Professor Bragge was listed as one of Australia's top 250 researchers as a field leader in the area of Health Policy and Medical Law in the Australian Newspaper's Research Magazine.

Along with his colleague Geoff Paine, Peter has been active in science communication through the media, particularly on ABC radio. 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. Away from work he plays piano in jazz and grooves bands in Melbourne and shares his music through Spotify and other streaming services. He is also a keen cyclist and tennis player.

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