Profiles And Contributions To This Article

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

Susan A Brumby

Prof Susan Brumby ORCID logo

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 held this position from 2008 - 2021 and led 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, climate adaptation and hearing loss in farmers locally and globally. She has been the Course director for the Graduate Certificate in Agricultural Health and Medicine (GCAHM) (the only course in southern hemisphere), Principal Investigator of the award-winning Sustainable Farm Families™ (SFF) and Chief Investigator on ARC, NHMRC, RIRDC and beyondblue grants. She has held senior executive positions across rural and regional organisations and agricultural advisory councils. Recognised 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 2006 & 2013. Susan has presented and published nationally and internationally on farmer health. Graduate and life fellow of the Australian Rural Leadership Program and a Life Governor of Western District Health Service and Board member and Chair of WVPHN. Research interests: health promotion, agromedicine, social learning, statistics, farming and governance.

Josie  Ruldolphi

Josie Ruldolphi

qualifications: Masters

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

position: PhD candidate

Diane  Rohlman

Diane Rohlman

qualifications: PhD

contribution: contributed to drafts, designed the project

position: Associate Professor

Kelley J Donham

Kelley Donham

qualifications: DVM

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

position: Emeritus Professor

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