Profiles And Contributions To This Article

Culture shock and healthcare workers in remote Indigenous communities of Australia: what do we know and how can we measure it?

Alyson  Muecke

Alyson Muecke

qualifications: BComm

contribution: literature review, designed the project, collected data, wrote the first draft

position: Research assistant


Sue  Lenthall

A/Prof Sue Lenthall

qualifications: MPH&TropMed

contribution: original concept, supervised data collection, contributed to drafts

position: Project manager


Sue Lenthall is an academic with practice background as a remote area nurse. She was one of the first teachers with the Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Education Program in Queensland, was the Executive Officer for the Council of Remote Areas Nurses of Australia before working as the education coordinator with the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners in Townsville. She was the foundation course coordinator of the Remote Health Practice program at the Centre for Remote Health and has developed curriculum for a variety of health professionals in rural and remote Australia. She has completed numerous evaluations and research projects related to remote health practice. She completed a PhD in ‘’reducing occupational stress among nurses in very remote Northern Territory and is currently the director of Katherine Campus, Flinders NT. Sue has won a number of awards, including two national teaching awards, a CRANAplus Research and Education award and the Aurora Award for leadership and outstanding contribution to remote area health in Australia.

Melissa A  Lindeman

Melissa A Lindeman

qualifications: PhD

contribution: supervised data collection, contributed to drafts

position: Head of research, Director PHCRED


Interested in aged and community care, primary care service systems, education and workforce development and qualitative and participatory research methods.

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