Rural Health Workforce
Rural areas in Australia and the Western world struggle to recruit and retain a health workforce equipped to meet the needs of rural residents. This research stream investigates the recruitment and retention of the rural workforce as well as the training of rural health professionals. The work of this research group focuses on four areas that investigate the training of the future workforce as well as the workforce needs and related issues:
- Medical education in rural areas
- Nursing and allied health training in rural areas
- Workforce needs in northern Victoria
- Recruitment to and retention of rural health professionals in rural areas
Dr Cath Cosgrave, Research Fellow
Dr. Daniel Terry, Research Fellow
Dr Helen Haines, Director, Rural Health Academic Network, Department of Rural Health
Australian Government Rural Health Multidisciplinary Training program.
For further information about this research, please contact Dr Cath Cosgrave
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