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Fergus W  Gardiner

Dr Fergus Gardiner

qualifications: PHD medicine

position: Director of Research and Policy

Fergus Gardiner is a PhD (medicine) trained epidemiologist. His main research areas include, emergency and military medicine, and public health. His current work focusses on rural and remote aeromedical retrievals, including those for digestive and liver disorders, substance use disorders, end-stage renal failure, and cancer. Fergus has recently appeared on national media, including print, television, and radio, highlighting the prevalence of mental health in rural and remote areas and the rates of high acuity patients requiring aeromedical retrieval and the need for more community led preventative services. Prior to commencing with the Royal Flying Doctor Service, Fergus served in the Australian Defense Force before retraining and seeking employment in large teaching hospitals and the Department of Health in Canberra. Fergus is a visiting academic (senior research fellow/lecturer) at the National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health and The Australian National University Medical School.


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Original Research 22 May 2019

A nurse-led structured education program improves self-management skills and reduces hospital readmissions in patients with chronic heart failure: a randomized and controlled trial in China

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