Rapid Review
Topics and Themes

Theme: Food Security

Topic 1: A review of evidence on interventions to improve the availability and promotion of healthy food in rural communities

TEAM LEAD & AFFILIATION

Name: Dr Laura Alston 

Institutional affiliations: The Global Obesity Centre, Institute for Health Transformation, Deakin University

Topic 2: Food security amongst regional and rural First Nations peoples across Australia

TEAM LEAD & AFFILIATION

Name: Professor Odette Best 

Institutional affiliations: School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Southern Queensland 

Theme: Heat Health

Topic 3:Heat health risks to rural and remote communities.

TEAM LEAD & AFFILIATION

Name: Dr Supriya Mathew 

Institutional Affiliation: Menzies School of Health Research, Charles Darwin University

Theme: Drought/natural disaster/bushfire

Topic 4: What health or social care interventions are effective in supporting the physical and mental health needs of rural populations experiencing natural disasters?

TEAM LEAD & AFFILIATION

Name: Professor Nick Goodwin 

Institutional Affiliation: Central Coast Research Institute for Integrated Care & Central Coast Local Health District NSW

Topic 5: Interventions to minimise the impact of Bushfire and Drought on the wellbeing of Children Living in Rural and Remote Australia

TEAM LEAD & AFFILIATION

Name: Associate Professor Michael Curtin

Institutional affiliation: School of Community Health, Charles Sturt University

Theme: Opioid Prescribing

Topic 6: De-prescribing prescription opioids in rural, remote and indigenous populations

TEAM LEAD & AFFILIATION

Name: Dr. Gena Lieschke

Institutional Affiliation: Hunter Integrated Pain Service, Hunter New England Local Health District, NSW.

Theme: Rural Workforce

Topic 7: The availability and quality of health workforce data sources in Australia.

TEAM LEAD & AFFILIATION

Name: Dr Marianne Gillam 

Institutional Affiliation: Allied Health & Human Performance, University of South Australia

Topic 8: The role of national policies to address rural health workforce maldistribution: A scoping review

TEAM LEAD & AFFILIATION

Name: Associate Professor Martin Jones 

Institutional Affiliation: Department of Rural Health, University of South Australia

Topic 9: The Importance of Place Identity in Building a Sustainable Australian Rural Health Workforce

TEAM LEAD & AFFILIATION

Name: Dr Lisa Beccaria

Institutional Affiliation: School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Southern Queensland

Theme: Communication with Aboriginal cohorts

Topic 10: Intercultural communication with Aboriginal health service users in rural and remote health care settings

TEAM LEAD & AFFILIATION

Name: Dr Judith Lovell

Institutional Affiliation: College of Indigenous Future Arts and Society, Charles Darwin University