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Susan A Brumby

Prof Susan Brumby

qualifications: PhD

position: Director National Centre for Farmer Health

Australia

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.


Articles contributed to by this person


Original Research 14 March 2017

Translating agricultural health and medicine education across the Pacific: a United States and Australian comparison study


Original Research 14 September 2019

'It could have been a lot worse': the psychological effects of farm-related serious injury in Victoria


Original Research 3 March 2009

The Sustainable Farm Families Project: changing attitudes to health


Review Article 6 January 2020

Organophosphate exposure and the chronic effects on farmers: a narrative review


Review Article 20 February 2014

Suicide and accidental death in Australia's rural farming communities: a review of the literature

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