APHCRI is pleased to announce that two National Health and Medical Research Council postdoctoral fellowship recipients undertaking primary health care research in a rural/remote location will receive supplementary fundingof $35,000 each. The two recipients are:
- Dr Paula Wye, The University of Newcastle. Her research project is: The Effectiveness of a clinical practice change intervention increasing community mental health clinician adherence to preventive care guidelines. Her research sites are spread across the Hunter New England Local Health District ,New South Wales, a geographic area covering over 130,000 square kilometres.
- Dr Tania Winzenberg, based at the Menzies Research Institute in Tasmania, the University of Tasmania. Her research project is: Prevention of Musculoskeletal Disorders and Cardiovascular Disease – Improving the evidence-base for primary health care. Her proposal consists of a series of project across a variety of different rural and remote locations both within and outside of Tasmania (Melbourne, Warnambool, metropolitan Sydney).
The funding will cover travel costs to different study sites and will allow them to participate in research capacity building activities as part of APHCRI’s network of primary health care researchers.