Charles Sturt University
Charles Sturt University

Dr Judith Crockett

Dr Judith Crockett

BA, MA, PhD, DipEnvSt, GradCertAgron, GradCertHum, GradCertTheolStud, AssocDegEducStud.

Dr Judith Crockett teaches the social science components of the Bachelor of Physiotherapy program on the Orange campus of CSU and community health to distance education students within the School of Community Health. Her teaching draws upon her long term residence in rural communities and her research interests in health and rehabilitation in rural and remote communities. Judith holds a PhD (CSU) in rural sociology and has completed graduate studies in health promotion and community development. She teaches introductory health and rehabilitation, research methods in health, and community health. Before joining the University as an academic staff member in 2004, she worked with the School of Pharmacy at the University of Sydney on community education projects related to osteoporosis and depression.

Positions and Roles
  •   Discipline Leader - Biomedical Sciences & Health and Rehabilitation Science

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Teaching

Judith has been teaching at University level since 1990, first at the University of Adelaide, then at University of New England, University of Sydney and Charles Sturt University. She has taught at all academic levels, from first year to postgraduate, and is an accredited CSU postgraduate supervisor.  She is experienced at teaching face to face and by distance education.

Subject Delivery
  • HIP100 Introduction to Health and Rehabilitation
  • HIP302 Understanding Healthy Communities
  • HIP303 Promoting Healthy Communities
Innovations in Teaching

Key innovations in teaching have included:

  • 2014: Faculty Award for Academic Teaching Excellence, as member of the First Year Teaching Team, School of Community Health
  • 2013: Transfer of HIP302 and HIP303 into fully on-line delivery
  • 2010 - 2012: Fully integrated teaching-research program
  • 2004 - 2005: Oversight of the on-line delivery of Master of Sustainable Management program

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Research and Publications

Judith's main areas of research interest revolve around community based interventions addressing complex health needs in young adults in rural and regional communities.  In 2010 she participated in a joint CIH and Royal Rehabilitation Centre project exploring options for community based rehabilitation in rural communities, and in 2011 completed a pilot study looking at the role of rural schools in the management of their students' mental health and substance use problems. She is currently involved in supervising postgraduate students researching strategies to reduce maternal mortality in rural Ghana, social and emotional wellbeing of older Aboriginal Australians, quality of life in people with end stage COPD, and diabetes management.

List of Publications
  • Crockett, J. (1998). 'Constraints to adoption of sustainable agricultural management practices: dairying in Adelaide's urban fringe' Proceedings of the International Geographical Union Commission on the Sustainability of Rural Systems, University of New England, Armidale, July 1997.
  • Crockett, J. (2004) 'The nature of farm succession in three Australian communities' Australian Farm Business Management Journal, 1(1), 14-27.
  • McKinnon, J., Kearns, A., Crockett, J. (2004) 'Equity for government school students: reclaiming social work services in NSW' Australian Social Work, 57(3), 237-246.
  • Finlay, R., Crockett, J. and Kemp, D. ( 2005), 'Understanding land managers' attitudes using focus groups' Extension Farming Systems Journal, 1(1), 15-24.
  • Crockett, J., Taylor, S., Grabham, A, Stanford, P.  (2006) 'Patient outcomes following an intervention involving community pharmacists in the management of depression' Australian Journal of Rural Health, 14(6), 263-269.
  • Frost, M. and Crockett, J. (2006) 'Challenges in using networks and clusters to achieve innovation in contemporary business: a pilot study of the mining and engineer sector, Orange, Cabonne and Blayney shires', Refereed paper presented at the 3rd International Conference on Contemporary Business, Leura, Blue Mountains, Australia, September 21-22, 2006.
  • Crockett, J., Taylor, S, Grabham, A, Stanford, P. (2007), 'Consumer perceptions of a project considering the role of community pharmacists in the management of depression', National Rural Health Conference Proceedings, 2007.
  • Allan, J., Crockett, J., Ball, P., Alston, M. (2007) ''It's all part of the package' in rural allied health work: a pilot study of rewards and barriers in rural pharmacy and social work' Internet Journal of Allied Health Sciences and Practice, 5(3)
  • Frost, M., Crockett, J. (2007) 'Communities of practice, clusters or networks? Prospects for collaborative business arrangements in the mining and engineering sector, Central West New South Wales', Proceedings of 3rd International Conference on Contemporary Business, Leura, November 2006.
  • Crockett, J., Taylor, S., Grabham, A., & Stanford, P. (2007). 'Consumer perceptions of a project considering the role of community pharmacists in the management of depression', National Rural Health Conference Proceedings, 2007.
  • Allan, J., Crockett, J., Ball, P., & Alston, M.  (2007). ''It's all part of the package' in rural allied health work: a pilot study of rewards and barriers in rural pharmacy and social work' Internet Journal of Allied Health Sciences and Practice, 5(3).
  • Read, D., Crockett, J. & Watson, G.  (2007). 'What's behind recent fertility trends – government, alarms on biological clocks or lessons learned from childhood?' People and Place, 15(2) 22-29.
  • Crockett, J., Taylor, S. & McLeod, L. (2008) 'Patient responses to an integrated service, initiated by community pharmacists, for the prevention of osteoporosis' International Journal of Pharmacy Practice, 16(2) 65-72.
  • Bonner, A., Pryor, P., Crockett, J., Pope, R., & Beecham, R. (2009). A sustainable approach to community based rehabilitation in rural and remote Australia. Proceedings of the 10th National Rural Health Conference, editor Gordon Gregory, Cairns Qld, 17-20 May 2009. Canberra: National Rural Health Alliance.
  • Crockett, J., Hart, L. & Greig, J. (2009). 'The Rural Mental Health Support Line: improving mental health advice during drought' Australian Journal of Rural Health, 17, 282-283.
  • Crockett, J. & Taylor, S. (2009). 'Rural pharmacist perceptions of a project assessing their role in the management of depression' Australian Journal of Rural Health, 17, 236-243.
  • Tonna, A., Kelly, B., Crockett, J., Greig, J., Roberts, R., Wright, M. & Buss, R. (2009). 'Improving the mental health of drought affected communities: an Australian model' Rural Society, 19(4), 296-305.
  • Crockett, J. (2012). 'There's nothing the *@# wrong with me: youth mental health and substance use in rural and remote Australia and the potential role of school based interventions' Youth Studies Australia, 31(1), 53-59.
  • Read, D., Crockett, J. & Mason, R. (2012). 'It was a horrible shock: the experience of motherhood and women's family size preferences', Women's Studies International Forum, 35, 12-21.
  • Sumankuuro, J, Crockett, J. & Wang, S. (2016). 'Antenatal care on the agenda of the post-millenium development goals in northern Ghana' International Journal of Innovation and Applied Studies, 18(2), 341-352.
  • Sumankuuro, J., Crockett, J. & Wang, S. (2016). 'Factors influencing knowledge and practice of birth preparedness and complication readiness in Sub-Saharan Africa: a narrative review of cross-sectional studies' International Journal of Community Medicine and Public Health, 3(12), 3297-3307.

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Community Engagement

Judith is mentor for young people in her local community and is a committee member of the International Carers' Autism Network. Previously she was closely involved in the NSW Farmers' Association Rural Affairs Committee and the Centre for Rural and Remote Mental Health Community Advisory Committee.

Memberships and Affiliations
  • Health Promotion Association of Australia
  • Australian Physiotherapy Association (Associate Member)
  • Society for Community Research and Action
  • National Rural Health Alliance
  • Youth Health Council of NSW
  • Australian Research Alliance for Children and Youth
  • Youth Action
  • Community Mental Health and Drug and Alcohol Research Network

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