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Spinifex Network


Supporting rural health & medical research for a stronger and healthier rural Australia

The Spinifex Network has had great success in increasing both investment in rural health research, and awareness of the need for place-based research, led and conducted by rurally-based health professionals and academics working in partnership with their local communities and service providers.

The rural health research environment has changed considerably since the formation of the Spinifex Network including through accreditation of four new NHMRC Research Translation Centres (Regional, Rural and Remote), and mandated requirements for rural leadership in major government grants.

In this changing environment, a dedicated network to lobby for rural health research funding is, pleasingly, no longer required.

The effort to support rural and regional health and medical research and training will continue, but less formally and at an organisational level. For more information, please contact: