Profiles And Contributions To This Article

Translating agricultural health and medicine education across the Pacific: a United States and Australian comparison study

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Susan Brumby

qualifications: PhD

contribution: designed the project, supervised data collection, wrote the first draft, collected data, statistical analysis, literature review

position: Clinical Associate Professor


Commenced as founding Director of the National Centre for Farmer Health in November 2008 - a partnership between Western District Health Service and Deakin University. She leads the implementation of key strategies to improve the health, wellbeing and safety of farm men and women blending both her theoretical and practical understanding of health, agriculture, organisational management and rural communities. Her interests are in service delivery, workforce development, preventable disease, alcohol consumption, climate adaptation and hearing loss in farmers. Course director for the Graduate Certificate in Agricultural Health and Medicine (GCAHM), Principal Investigator of the award winning Sustainable Farm Families™ (SFF) project and Chief Investigator on Australian Research Council, National Health and Medical Research Council and previously Rural Industries Research Development Corporation and beyondblue grants. Recognized for her contribution to rural health, awarded a Victorian Travelling Fellowship to the USA and the EU looking at farmer health and decision-making and an overseas study program in 2013 she has presented and published nationally and internationally on farmer health. Graduate and life fellow of the Australian Rural Leadership Program. Research interests: health promotion, agromedicine, social learning, statistics, farming.

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Josie Ruldolphi

qualifications: Masters

contribution: contributed to drafts, devised survey tool, statistical analysis, collected data

position: PhD candidate

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Diane Rohlman

qualifications: PhD

contribution: contributed to drafts, designed the project

position: Associate Professor

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Kelley Donham

qualifications: DVM

contribution: original concept, devised survey tool, contributed to drafts

position: Emeritus Professor



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