Profiles And Contributions To This Article

Women in the rural medical academic workforce

Denese  Playford

A/Prof Denese Playford

qualifications: PhD

contribution: literature review, input data, statistical analysis, wrote the first draft

position: Associate professor, medical education


I work as medical educator for The Rural Clinical School of Western Australia, reaching academics in 14 widely distributed sites and approximately 90 students per annum, to ensure assessment is standardised, curriculum is well supported, and evaluation is conducted each year.

I am interested in the development of a rural workforce, describing workforce trends, and building local communities of practice. I'm also interested in service learning as a way of engaging medical students' values and transformative learning as a way to change students' perspectives about what's important in their work and life.

Rhonda  Worthington

Rhonda Worthington

contribution: supplied data, contributed to drafts

position: Senior administrative officer

Geoffrey  Riley

Geoffrey Riley

qualifications: FANZCP

contribution: original concept, contributed to drafts

position: Winthrop Professor, Head of School


Professor of Psychiatry and Rural and Remote Medicine. Ex - country GP. Deputy Head of RCS of WA. Special interests include Medical Education, Psychiatry in General Practice, Rural and Remote Medicine/Psychiatry, Affective Illness, Somatoform Disorders, Physician Impairment, Medical Ethics and Clinical Risk Management.

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