John Wakerman


Professor John Wakerman  
Qualifications MBBS (University of Sydney)
Master of Tropical Health (University of Queensland)
Centre for Remote Health, a joint centre of Flinders University and Charles Darwin University
Role in Organisation Director
Research  Interests
  1. Remote and rural health services research
  2. Workforce
  3. Management and policy
Brief Bio 
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 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. He works as a general practitioner in Alice Springs and currently serves as a member of the NHMRC Health Care Committee and the Health and Hospitals Fund Advisory Board.
Top 5 recent publications 
(over last 5 years)
  1. Wakerman, J., Humphreys, J.S., Wells, R., Kuipers, P., Entwistle P., Jones, J. (2008). Primary health care delivery models in rural and remote Australia - a systematic review.BMC Health Services Research, 8(1): 276.
  2. Wakerman, J., Humphreys, J.S., Wells, R., Kuipers, P., Jones, J.A., Entwistle, P., Kinsman, L. (2009). Features of effective primary health care models in rural and remote Australia: a case-study analysis,  Medical Journal of Australia, 191(2): 88-91.
  3. Buykx, P., Humphreys, J., Wakerman, J. & Pashen, D. (2010). Systematic review of effective retention incentives for health workers in rural and remote areas: Towards evidence-based policy, Australian Journal of Rural Health,18:102–109.
  4. Opie, T., Dollard, M., Lenthall, S., Wakerman, J., Dunn, S., Knight, S., Macleod, M. (2010). Levels of occupational stress in the remote area nursing workforce, Australian Journal of Rural Health,18: 235-241.
  5. Campbell, D., Burgess, C.P., Garnett, S.T., Wakerman, J. (2011). Potential primary health care savings for chronic disease care associated with Australian Aboriginal involvement in land management,Health Policy, 99(1): 83-89.