Charles Sturt University
Charles Sturt University

Rural Health Research


At Three Rivers UDRH research is a cross-cutting activity and we are committed to producing research that is innovative and rigorous and which responds to, and informs, our work streams and critical rural health issues. The research we conduct will have regional significance for gaining an improved understanding of factors and contexts for building a sustainable rural health workforce and contribute to national and international scholarship and practice in this field.

We work closely with staff in other work streams: pathways into health professions; clinical education for health progressions; and promoting Indigenous health. We also collaborate with colleagues at Charles Sturt and our partner universities. The research team has skills and methodological expertise spanning qualitative and quantitative methodologies.

Our approach to research is guided by a participatory and collaborative ethos, and sensitive understanding of the barriers that can limit meaningful involvement in processes of research for many people in the community. We are committed to facilitating the involvement of diverse stakeholders in processes of research, and ensuring that research findings are accessible to health professionals, academics and communities.

For more information about research at Three Rivers contact Professor Deborah Warr. We welcome opportunities to discuss your research needs and ideas for collaborations focusing on rural health issues across our regional footprint.

Current and Future Projects

See below for information on current research initiatives and projects: