Profiles And Contributions To This Article

Evidence-based rural general practice: barriers and solutions in South Australia

Judy  Taylor

A/Prof Judy Taylor


Judy Taylor is an adjunct assoc prof at JCU. Her research interest are community development, health systems, andbuilding conceptual models about aspects of community development and health outcomes in remote rural and regional Australia.

David  Wilkinson

David Wilkinson


David Wilkinson Deputy Head of the School of Medicine and Professor of Primary Care at The University of Queensland.

Ian  Blue

Ian Blue


Ian's clinical background is in nursing and midwifery in the 1970s and 1980s. He was a clinical teacher and nurse educator at the Royal Adelaide Hospital - School of Nursing during the early 1980s and completed a Diploma of Teaching and Bachelor of Education during that period. In 1993 Ian completed a Master of Educational Administration and has held several senior educational leadership roles in rural South Australia. He was appointed foundation Head of the Bachelor of Nursing degree in 1989 at South Australia's only rural regional nursing program in Whyalla. In 1997 he established a university department of rural health - the South Australian Centre for Rural & Remote Health (SACRRH) in Whyalla.This is now the Spencer Gulf Rural Health School (SGRHS)since its amalgamation with the Adelaide University Rural Clinical School. The SGRHS is responsible for undergraduate educational clinical experience for allied health, medical, pharmacy and nursing students from University of Adelaide and University of South Australia. Ian is currently Director of Education & Training at SGRHS. His PhD examined the rural nurse-doctor professional working relationship in four South Australian case studies. He has wide research interests in multi-D education, use of evidence in practice, workforce evaluation, clinical teaching and placement in rural practice and delivery of rural education and training.

Joanne  Dollard

Joanne Dollard


Joanne Dollard is a Research Associate at the Spencer Gulf Rural Health School at the University of South Australia, based in Whyalla, regional South Australia. Her major research projects have been with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health workforce issues, rural general practitioners use of evidenced based practice and falls prevention in older people. She has experience in both qualitative and quantitative research methods.

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