Centre for Rural Health

Theses

Resilience in transition, health service volunteering and undergraduate rural placements are just a few of the research topics that have captured the imaginations of the rural health research higher degree students. Our Master of Medical Science and PhD candidates are enrolled either full or part-time through the CRH. They have diverse backgrounds including nursing, medicine, pharmacy, teaching and project management, a diversity that reflects the multidisciplinary nature of rural health.

Current PhD Projects

Current Students PhD Projects Completion Date

Babo Soares, Lucio

Oral/Dental health survey

2016

Chakaipa, Shamiso

An investigation into quality of life for removable dental prostheses treated patients in Sydney south Local Health district. A patient centred approach

2020

Chiderake, Sherpard

Understanding the lived experience of people with schizophrenia in Harare Zimbabwe: A critical ethnography

2020

Doan, Thao

Health literacy for older people

2016

Godwin, Diana

Dental practitioners: Rural health movements

2017

Jaffry, Linda

Exploring the value of ‘Mindfulness’ as a Holistic Care Approach in the support of people living with a terminal, life-limiting illness and their carer’s in rural context

 

Kirschbaum, Melissa

OTC codeine addiction: a comparative study on pathways to addiction in rural and metropolitan areas within Tasmania

2021

Khan, Shahruckh

Prevalence and risk factors of periodontal disease and oral health in rural population

2020

MacKean, Rowena

Staying connected: Investigating Peer-run community based organisations and their contribution to older people’s self- assessed health and wellbeing

2018

Mulholland, Peter

Inter-Professional learning (IPL) in Paramedic Practice

2019

Thanh Le, Thuy

Nail biting in children – related health problems and preventive measures

2016

Walker, Lorraine

Exploring education and interprofessional learning in rural clinical learning environments

2021

West, Sancia

How organisational and public policy effects the accessibility of cancer services in Tasmania and the impact of these on the patient experience

2018

Zwolsman, Deborah

Work ability in Australian context

2018

Past PhD Projects

Past Students PhD Projects Completion Dates

Carnes, Debra

How is quality and safety dealt with in relation to the clinical nursing practice of nurses working in remote health settings?

2015

Dalton, Lisa

Us and them: Rural 'other' in undergraduate nursing pharmacy and medical discourse on rural difference

2008

Elmer, Shandell

Community participation processes in health service organisations in relation to national health policy and industry standards

2010

Fitzpatrick, Alex

Children caring for a parent WMID

2013

Hannah, Chona

Health and wellbeing of intermarried Filipino Women in Rural Tasmania

2012

Henshaw, John

Does pre-referral direct and indirect communication between referrals and physician improve initial patient outcomes at a rural specialist pain service?

2014

Hetherington, Sharon

Physical Activity and Healthy Ageing: The Effects of Enhanced Social Support

2012

Hoang, Ha

Maternity Care and Services in Rural Tasmania: The Perspectives of Rural Women and Health Professionals

2012

Johns, Susan

Finding common ground: An examination of the development, sustainability and community outcomes for health, education and community partnerships in Tasmanian rural communities

2004

King, Alexandra Clare

Older Tasmanians and Food Security

2015

Materia, Christine

The Relationship between Connectedness to Nature and the Psychological Impacts of Climate Change

2015

Minstrell, Melinda

Specialist breast nurses: developing an evidence-base for Tasmanian practice

2012

Stirling, Christine

The trouble with volunteers

2007

Terry, Daniel

Health and wellbeing of International Medical Graduates: Acculturation into the Tasmanian rural and remote context

2014

Spinaze, Anna

Evolving primary health and well-being systems for sustainable positive health outcomes in rural and remote Tasmanian communities; in the context of workforce dynamics and social change.

2015

van Galen, Ree

Primary health care and rural community nurses

2013

van Derploeg, Winifred

The prevalence of functional health literacy of the North West Local Government areas of Tasmania

2012

Yeoh, Joanne Sin Wei

Food security and cultural identity of migrants in the rural context

2015

Yue, Yun (Maria)

Health and wellbeing of international students in an Australian tertiary discourse

2012