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Christopher  Ashton

Dr Christopher Ashton

qualifications: BEng, MD, MBA (Finance)

Dr Chris Ashton is lead consultant with HarbourFront Health Group and has over three decades of experience in rural and remote health, initially from the front lines as a family doctor, followed by a research-based consultancy from coast to coast to coast across Canada. He has particular interests in equitable access to care and the economics of improving health status through innovative programs and services in rural and remote healthcare delivery. He is currently exploring means to address mental health and substance use disorders in the context of social determinants of health and epigenetics. Chris is passionate about reviewing and contributing to the academic literature, and particularly enjoys personal time on the land to contemplate new ideas.


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2022 7th Annual Rural Women's Health Symposium, Arizona, USA
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16th National Rural Health Conference, Brisbane, Australia
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2022 Missouri Rural Health Association Conference, USA
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2022 33rd Annual Illinois Rural Health Association Educational Conference, USA
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RHC2022: Rural Health Conference, South Africa
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NZ National Rural Health Conference (NRHC) 2022, Christchurch
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2022 20th Annual Rural Health Clinic Conference, Kansas City, MO, USA
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11th EURIPA Rural Health Forum, Sicily, Italy
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RMA22: Rural Medicine Australia Conference, Canberra, Australia
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Australian Rural & Remote Mental Health Symposium
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SARRRAH Conference 2022, online
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2022 Annual Tennessee Rural Health Association Conference, Pigeon Forge, TN, USA
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Ruralities: 6th Nordic Conference for Rural Research, Finland
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WONCA World Conference 2023, Sydney, Australia
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