Chief Investigators

Professor John Humphreys is Professor of Rural Health Research in the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences at Monash University.He is one of Australia’s leading researchers on health service provision in rural and remote areas of Australia, a field in which he has published widely in both journals and books.
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Professor John Wakerman is the Inaugural Director of the Centre for Remote Health, a Joint Centre of Flinders University and Charles Darwin University, in Alice Springs. He is a Public Health Medicine specialist and general practitioner, with a long background in remote primary health care services as a medical practitioner, senior manager, researcher and active advocate for rural and remote health issues.
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Associate Professor David Perkins is Director of the Centre for Remote Health Research at the Broken Hill University Department of Rural Health, University of Sydney.   He completed his doctorate in the UK and worked as a senior manager in the NHS.  He researches primary health care systems in rural and remote settings with a particular interest in mental health services.
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Professor David Lyle is Professor of Rural Health at the Broken Hill University Department of Rural Health, University of Sydney.   David is a Public Health Physician who has worked in clinical practice, as an academic and as a medical epidemiologist with the NSW Health Department.   In 1997, David established the Broken Hill University Department of Rural Health, a multi-professional academic unit located in far western NSW.
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Dr Matthew McGrail is a Research Fellow, in a joint position between Monash University School of Rural Health and the Gippsland Medical School. He is based full-time at the Churchill campus within the Gippsland Medical School.

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