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Brian  Cheers

Brian Cheers

Australia

Brian Cheers is Associate Professor and Director, Centre for Community and Regional Development at the Whyalla Campus of the University of South Australia. I am a social worker, community developer and rural and community sociologist. Research interests include community and regional development in rural areas; rural social care, social work, human services and social policy; ways of knowing, especially Indigenous; and providing access to BSW programs to people in rural, emote and Indigenous communities. I am particularly interested in concepts relating to 'community strength'(such as social capital, community capacity, community resilience) and how knowledge of locality-based communities can inform practice. Current projects include regional development in the Upper Spencer Gulf Region, rural social care practice, community strength and well-being, family violence in Australian Indigenous communities, ways of knowing social care, and Indigenisation of social work education and practice. I am of the Franklin Harbour Community Development Group and Deputy Chair of the Eyre Pensinsula Community Alliance.


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Original Research 7 November 2002

Doctors and nurses in outback Australia: living with bush initiatives


Original Research 2 December 2002

Women, isolation and bush babies

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2024 Rural Medical Education Conference, 7 May 2024, New Orleans, LA, USA
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Annual Rural Health Conference, 7–10 May 2024, New Orleans, LA, USA
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Victorian Rural Health Conference 2024, 17–19 May 2024, Mildura, Vic., Australia
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BC Rural Health Conference 2024, 24–26 May 2024, Whistler, BC, Canada
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The 16th International Conference on eHealth, Telemedicine, and Social Medicine (eTELEMED 2024), 26–30 May 2024, Barcelona, Spain
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Rethinking Remote 2024 Conference, 6–7 June 2024, Eden Court, Inverness, Scotland
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13th EURIPA Rural Health Forum, 20–22 June 2024, Lincoln, UK
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International Conference on Rural Nursing and Rural Health (ICRNRH), 15–16 July 2024, Bali, Indonesia
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UBUNTU 2024: People, Place, and Policy for Community Wellness, 10–13 September 2024, Cape Town, South Africa
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23rd International Balint Congress, 9–13 September 2024, Boulder, CO, USA
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17th National Rural Health Conference, 16–18 September 2024, Perth, WA, Australia
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RMA24, 23–26 October 2024, Darwin, NT, Australia
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International Conference on Rural Nursing and Rural Health (ICRNRH), 28–29 October 2024, Lisbon, Portugal
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