Profiles And Contributions To This Article

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Leonardo  Vieira Targa

A/Prof Leonardo Targa

qualifications: MD

position: Professor, & Latin American Regional Editor, RRH

Brazil

Family Physician, working in rural practice for the past 15 years. Social Anthropology Sc.M.; Education in Sciences Ph.D. in progress. Currently working in a rural area in south Brazil and involved in family medicine internship. Assistant Professor of Primary Care in the Medicine Faculty of the Universidade Caxias do Sul, Brazil. Previous experience in the Amazon region with Indigenous peoples. WONCA Working Party on Rural Practice Previous Member. Founding member and the first Rural Practice Coordinator of the SBMFC Working Party.


Ian  Couper

Ian Couper

qualifications: MFamMed

position: Director, & African Regional Editor, RRH

South Africa

Professor Ian Couper is Director of the Ukwanda Centre for Rural Health and Professor of Rural Health at Stellenbosch University, South Africa. A trained family physician, he spent nine years practising in a remote rural hospital in northern KwaZuluNatal province, and then 16 years working in primary care and health service development in rural North West province. He held the first chair of rural health at the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits). He has chaired both the Rural Doctors Association of Southern Africa (RuDASA) and the Wonca Working Party on Rural Practice (WONCA Rural).


Paul  Worley

Prof Paul Worley

qualifications: PhD

position: Dean, & Editor-in-Chief, RRH

Australia

Emeritus Professor Paul Worley, former Australian Rural Health Commissioner and former Dean of the School of Medicine at Flinders University, is the Editor-in-Chief of Rural and Remote Health. Paul is a practicing rural doctor and, as Editor, shapes and guides the journal, oversees the review process and supports and advises authors, taking an active interest in the progress of each article in production.


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