Profiles And Contributions To This Article

What does it cost to provide equity of access to high quality, comprehensive primary health care in rural Australia? A pilot study

Susan   Thomas

Susan Thomas

qualifications: DrPH

contribution: designed the project

position: Senior Research Fellow

equity of access to rural and remote primary health care, Indigenous health, child health, public health, health service delivery, immunisation

John  Wakerman

Prof John Wakerman

qualifications: Professor

contribution: original concept

position: Associate Dean, Flinders Northern Territory


John is a Public Health Medicine specialist and general practitioner, with a background in remote primary health care services as a medical practitioner, senior manager and researcher. He has a special interest in remote health services research.

John  Humphreys

John Humphreys

qualifications: Emeritus Professor

contribution: original concept

position: Emeritus Professor


Current research interests include:

  • the social and spatial patterns of need for health related services in rural areas,
  • rural health workforce recruitment and retention,
  • the role and contribution of services to the health and wellbeing of communities,
  • the provision of appropriate education, training and support for rural health workers and implementation of innovative service delivery models in order to provide sustainable health care in small rural and remote communities,
  • the evaluation of rural health care planning and policies, and
  • rural community development.

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