position: Director National Centre for Farmer Health
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 leads 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, alcohol consumption, climate adaptation and hearing loss in farmers. Course director for the Graduate Certificate in Agricultural Health and Medicine (GCAHM), Principal Investigator of the award winning Sustainable Farm Families (SFF) project and Chief Investigator on Australian Research Council, National Health and Medical Research Council and previously Rural Industries Research Development Corporation and beyondblue grants. 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 2013. Susan has presented and published nationally and internationally on farmer health. Graduate and life fellow of the Australian Rural Leadership Program. Research interests: health promotion, agromedicine, social learning, statistics, farming.
Original Research 14 March 2017
Original Research 14 September 2019
Original Research 3 March 2009
Review Article 6 January 2020
Review Article 20 February 2014
Self-reported chronic back pain in the elderly living in rural riverine areas in the Amazon
Comment: Sedation as part of secondary prophylaxis to prevent recurrent rheumatic fever in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples: time for a reset?
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Calling for Expressions of Interest: RRH North American Associate Editor
WONCA Asia Pacific Region Conference 2022, Myanmar
29th Annual Rural & Remote Medicine Conference, Ottawa
2022 TUFH Virtual Regional Conference for Western Pacific
6th Nordic Conference for Rural Research
16th National Rural Health Conference, Australia
WONCA Europe Region Conference 2022
WONCA World Rural Health Conference 2022
WONCA World Conference 2023, Australia