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The DEEP team conducts a range of research and evaluation projects and activities related to drowning prevention and water safety. Methods include needs assessment, cross-sectional surveys, interviews and focus groups, systematic and scoping reviews, cluster analysis, and content analysis. Find out more about some of our current projects below.

External Evaluation for
Royal Life Saving Society WA

Over the past decade, we have conducted our work collaboratively with the Royal Life Saving Society of Western Australia. 

Our research and evaluation supports the work of three drowning prevention programs:

  • Keep Watch Program (0 - 4 year olds);

  • Adult Water Safety Program (45 years and older)

  • Youth Water Safety Program (15 - 24 year olds).

Alcohol Advertising and Aquatic Environments Project

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Find out more about our Healthway funded research exploring the impact of outdoor and digital advertising around aquatic settings on young people aged 16-24 in WA.

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WA Drowning Prevention &
Water Safety Evaluation & Research Network (WADER-N)

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WADER-N serves as a community of practice, bringing together stakeholders who work to improve collaboration and knowledge translation in the drowning prevention and water safety sectors. Check out the WADER-N website below.

Implementation science for drowning prevention intervention design and evaluation

Learn about this current research project aimed at producing a conceptual implementation framework for drowning prevention interventions in high-income countries.


This project is led by PhD candidate Malena Della Bona and supervisors Justine Leavy,

Gemma Crawford,

and Jonine Jancey.

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