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Papers and Presentations

Abstracts were provided to delegates only before the Symposium as background to the discussions. The following outlines are now available for others interested in the Symposium, but please respect the authors who provided them as pre-reading and not for quotation. Overhead presentations are also provided. 

All documents are in Adobe PDF format by session and author. 



Rural and remote research and the reform agenda

  • Bob Wells, Philip Davies, Andrew Wilson. Rural and remote research and the health reform agenda. Abstract: Wells_Davies_Wilson.pdf  

For more information on the current health reform agenda delegates were referred to Budget 2010-11 media releases including the release from Minister Roxon, ‘Building a hospital network for the future’ which provided a brief overview.  Health reform publications including Taking Preventative Action and the National Primary Healthcare Strategy released in May 2010 are available at 

Improving the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people



Australian Primary Health Care Research Institute Plenary

Beyond the workforce crisis

Panel Session

Leading edge research to improve health outcomes

Research by emerging researchers

  • Lisa J Crossland. Patient perceptions of the role and skills of their health care professionals: implications for innovative and sustainable rural and remote primary health care delivery.
    Abstract: Crossland_Lisa.pdf  Presentation: Lisa-Crossland-Presentation.pdf

Improving the impact of the research effort over the next five years 

  • Jane Farmer.  The scope for international collaboration in rural health research
  • Jenny May.  Focusing research outcomes on the needs of practitioners
  • Gordon Gregory.  Designing research for policy and advocacy
  • Jan Williamson.  Policy development through focused research

      Abstract: Farmer_May_Gregory_Williamson.pdf



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