Rural Health Research

Our Department provides professional health education and research training in a rural context.

Culturally inclusive rural health care

Research Group Leader: Prof Lisa Bourke

We focus on partnering with consumers, practitioners and rural health services to ensure that everyone living in rural communities, no matter their culture, identity or socio-economic status, has access to quality health care.

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Rural Chronic Ill Health

Research Group Leader: Dr Kristen Glenister

This programme of work investigates a range of chronic health issues impacting rural Victorians, with the overarching aim of identifying ways to reduce the burden of chronic ill health on rural communities.

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Rural Health Academic Network (RHAN)

Research Group Leader:
A/Prof Jennifer Weller-Newton

RHAN is a health workforce initiative which partners directly with rural health services to support education and build research capacity.

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Rural Health Workforce

Research Group Leader : Dr Cath Cosgrave

This research stream investigates the recruitment and retention of the rural workforce as well as the training of rural health professionals.

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