Staff Research Profiles

Research Interests and Activities of School of Rural Medicine staff

Professor Geetha Ranmuthugala

  • Environmental Epidemiology
  • Health Services Research
  • Measuring variation in health care (e.g. clinical audits)
  • Using Social Network Analysis to assess effectiveness of gatekeeper training for prevention of Indigenous youth suicide (2015 – 2017)
  • Analysis of the Australian Health Survey data to examine differences in health between rural and urban populations (2015 – 2016)

A/Prof Michelle Guppy

  • Telehealth Skills Training and Implementation
  • Chronic kidney disease
  • Diabetes
  • Adolescent health
  • Acute respiratory infections

Dr Jacqui Epps

  • Remote ischaemic conditioning

Dr Stuart Wark

  • "It's Different in the Country" Supporting Ageing-in-Place for people with developmental disability: An exploration of rural and metropolitan issues (2013 – 2015)
  • Supporting Ageing-in-place for people with and into disability: An exploration of rural and metropolitan perspectives (2013 – 2015)
  • Keeping my place in the community: Achieving successful ageing-in-place for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (2013 – 2015)
  • Quality of life: People with intellectual disability and terminal illness (2014 – 2015)
  • End of Life Care for People with Intellectual Disability (2013 – 2015)
  • The Impact of Chronic Disease, Disability and Caregiving on Health (2013 – 2015)
  • 25 Years of Community Living: What has Changed? (2013 – 2015)
  • Exploring the prevalence of suicide amongst people with intellectual disability (2015 – 2016)

Dr E Joy Bowles

  • "Keeping my place in the community: achieving successful ageing-in-place for people with intellectual and developmental disability" (ongoing, expected to complete June 2017)
  • "Telehealth Skills, Implementation and Training" (2013 - 2015), with Michelle guppy. A multi-institution project led by Professor Andrew Bonnie, Graduate School of Medicine, University of Wollongong
  • "An evaluation of clinical placement systems" (2014) seconded from New England Medicare Local
  • "An evaluation of the New England Medicare Local Memory Assessment Program" (2012 - 2013), completed while employed at the New England Medicare Local
  • Rural Primary Health Care
  • Chronic Disease Prevention and Management in General Practice
  • Population Health
  • Health Literacy
  • Australian Health Policy
  • Behaviour management in residential aged care
  • Maintenance and improvement of cognitive function in dementia
  • Pharmacology of plant volatile oils
  • Use of plant extracts to manage infections caused by drug-resistant micro-organisms.