Professor Joseph Ibrahim

Professor Joseph E Ibrahim MBBS, GradCHE, PhD FAFPHM, FRACP

Joseph is a Professor at the Department of Forensic Medicine, Monash University, Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine where he is head of the Health Law and Ageing Research Unit, an Adjunct Professor at Australian Centre for Evidence Based Aged Care, La Trobe University, and a practising senior consultant specialist in geriatric medicine with over 30 years experience.

Joseph has a Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians, a Doctorate of Philosophy, Fellowship of the Australian Faculty of Public Health Medicine and a Graduate Certificate in Higher Education.

Joseph’s ongoing research is investigating approaches to reducing harm to older persons and improving quality of life. Joseph has also been called as an expert witness for criminal, coroner’ cases and the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety.

Professor Ibrahim is the lead author of “Recommendations for prevention of injury-related deaths in residential aged care services.” This work has informed approaches for protecting residents from abuse and poor practices and ensuring proper clinical and medical care standards are maintained and practiced. This report followed the first comprehensive national study of injury-related deaths among nursing home residents in the world considered one of the Top 10 influential research studies in 2017 published in the Medical Journal of Australia. Joseph was one of three people recognized by the Sydney Morning Herald Good Weekend’s “People Who Mattered 2019: Health”.