Matthew McGrail

Name Dr Matthew McGrail   
Qualifications BSc Hons (Statistics) (University of Melbourne)
Grad Dip IT (Swinburne University)
PhD (Monash University)
Organisation Monash University
School of Rural Health
Role in organisation Senior Research Fellow
Research  Interests

1.  Geographical classifications and their application in rural health policy

2.  Rural health workforce supply, recruitment and retention

3.  Measurement of access to health care for rural populations

Brief Bio 
Dr Matthew McGrail is a Senior Research Fellow at Monash University School of Rural Health. He is based full-time on the Churchill campus of Monash University, within the Gippsland Medical School, which is part of the School of Rural Health. 

Matthew completed his PhD in 2008 with Monash University, titled “The McGrail index of access to primary care for rural Australians”. Matthew has strong skills in all aspects of quantitative research and has been an active rural health researcher for over 10 years. Matthew is particularly interested in the measurement and use of geographical classifications and access measures in rural health.

Top 5 recent publications 
(over last 5 years)
  1. McGrail, M.R. (2012). Spatial accessibility of primary health care utilising the two step floating catchment area method: an assessment of recent improvements, International Journal of Health Geographics, 11:50.
  2. Humphreys, J.S., McGrail, M.R., Joyce, C.M., Scott, A. & Kalb, G. (2012). Whos hould receive recruitment and retention incentives? Improved targeting of rural doctors using medical workforce data, Australian Journal of Rural Health, 20(1): 3-10.
  3. McGrail, M.R., Humphreys, J.S., Scott, A., Joyce, C. & Kalb, G. (2010). Professional satisfaction in general practice: Does it vary by community size? Medical Journal of Australia, 193: 94-98.
  4. McGrail, M.R. & Humphreys, J.S. (2009). The index of rural access: an innovative integrated approach for measuring primary care access BMC Health Services Research, 9: 124.
  5. McGrail M.R. & Humphreys, J.S. (2009). Geographical classifications to guide rural health policy in Australia, Australia and New Zealand Health Policy, 6: 28.