Talking Research: Cohort Studies


In this session Dr Jocasta Ball will provide an overview of cohort studies. Her presentation will give you an understanding of when to use this type of research and how to go about it. She will also discuss aspects of this research methodology including what constitutes a ‘cohort’ and the differences between longitudinal, retrospective and prospective studies.

This will be followed by a discussion/Q&A session with some authors of recently published cohort studies hosted by Robin Pap.

Dr Jocasta Ball et al. Collateral damage: Hidden impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the out-of-hospital cardiac arrest system-of-care: a retrospective cohort study DOWNLOAD HERE

Dr Paul Simpson et al. Epidemiology of emergency medical service responses to older people who have fallen: a prospective cohort study DOWNLOAD HERE


Presenter & Author: Dr Jocasta Ball

Jocasta is a Senior Research Fellow with Ambulance Victoria and also holds an Adjunct Senior Research Fellow position with Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Monash University. She recently completed an NHMRC funded project on Improving health outcomes in atrial fibrillation via optimal management. Connect with Dr Ball on Twitter: @Jocasta_Ball

Author: Dr Paul Simpson

Dr Paul Simpson is a senior lecturer and Director of Paramedicine at Western Sydney University. His PhD used retrospective and prospective cohort study designs to investigate the epidemiology and clinical outcomes of older people who fall and receive care from paramedics. Connect with Dr Simpson on Twitter: @PaulMSimpson1

Host: Robin Pap

Robin Pap is a lecturer in Paramedicine at Westerns Sydney University and a PhD candidate at the University of Adelaide. His PhD aims to develop and test prehospital care quality indicators. Connect with Robin on Twitter: @robin_pap

Presented by Dr Jocasta Ball & Dr Paul Simpson



75 minutes
10th Jun 2021
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