Impacts of COVID-19 in our region – Local research findings from the Department of Rural Health

University of Melbourne logoThe University of Melbourne, Department of Rural Health invite you to our first Public Webinar for 2021 titled, Impacts of COVID-19 in our Region Local research findings from the Department of Rural Health online at 5:30pm – 6:30pm Tuesday 23rd March, 2021.


The Department of Rural Health is committed to sharing health expertise with our communities and health services to build their knowledge and resilience. Our panelists will share their insights and offer solutions.

The Department of Rural Health research team has been working tirelessly to find ways to better assist our community with COVID-19 and invite you to share their findings.

Meet the panelists

Dr Lisa Bourke
Why local research matters and Covid impacts to students
Professor Lisa Bourke
Director of the University Department of Rural Health (UDRH)
The Department of Rural Health
The University of Melbourne

Professor Bourke is a social scientist and has conducted a range of research on the health and well-being of residents in rural areas, focusing on understanding the challenges in rural health, the in/exclusion of particular groups of health consumers and the development of the rural health workforce.

The impact to women – Findings from local research
Dr Kristen GlenisterDr Kristen Glenister
Senior Research Fellow in Rural Chronic Ill Health
The Department of Rural Health
The University of Melbourne

Dr Kristen Glenister’s research interests include Rural Health and chronic Ill Health.  Kristen was one of the chief investigators on the Crossroads II NHMRC partnership projects Longitudinal study of health, disease and access to care in rural Victoria.

 

The experiences of local health practitioners
Associate Professor Jenny Weller-NewtonAssociate Professor Jenny Weller-Newton
Director of the Rural Health Academic Network (RHAN)
The Department of Rural Health
The University of Melbourne

Associate Professor Weller-Newton seeks to improve the learning culture of workplaces.  Jenny has over 100 peer-reviewed publications and conference abstracts.

 

The workforce as a means to enhance well-being
Dr Tegan Podubinski
Dr Tegan Podubinski -Research Fellow in Rural Mental Health and Clinical Psychologist
The Department of Rural Health
The University of Melbourne

Dr Podubinski’s research focus broadly relates to the many issues facing the rural mental health workforce.  Tegan is currently leading a body of work exploring the role local workplaces can play in helping communities to prepare for, respond to and recover from events such as pandemics and bush-fires.

Event Details

Program: Impacts of COVID-19 in our Region-Local research findings from the Department of Rural Health
Description: Local research findings from the Department of Rural Health
Time: 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Date: Tuesday 23rd March 2021
Cost: FREE
Registration: Go here

For further information on previous webinar recordings check out our website: https://medicine.unimelb.edu.au/school-structure/rural-health

 

The University of Melbourne, Department of Rural Health

 


 

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