Research Week – Adjunct Professor Ruth Stewart
To celebrate ‘Research Week’ Northeast Health in collaboration with The University of Melbourne, Rural Health Academic Network (RHAN) provided a webinar by Adjunct Professor Ruth Stewart.
Adjunct Professor Ruth Stewart was appointed as the second National Rural Health Commissioner for Australia in July 2020. She brings to this role nearly 30 years of work as a Rural Generalist doctor with the advanced skills of a GP obstetrician. Ruth and her husband Anthony Brown now live and work on Thursday Island in the Torres Strait.
During her extensive time as a GP in south west Victoria, Ruth was employed in 2008 as the inaugural Director of Clinical Training Rural with Deakin University’s new medical school. She established the rural program creating a network of 12 growing to 18 Longitudinal Integrated Clerkship placements for third year medical students.