We are a leader in teaching and research in both Australia and internationally. We pride ourselves on the sustainable collaborations we have developed with industry partners. 

The LRHS builds on links we have developed with government, local health and human services, businesses, community groups and communities, plus national and international research colleagues. 

Building Healthy Rural Communities

This research program aims to produce research that contributes to a future-oriented, community-relevant, efficient and effective model of providing health and human services for a rural region. 

Key areas of research

The LRHS specialises in locally driven research that has national and international relevance. Our research reflects the expertise of our health and human services staff. In particular, we focus on issues of health and wellbeing in our rural and regional communities, at Albury-Wodonga, Bendigo, Mildura and Shepparton. 

Key areas of research have included:

  • Health, wellbeing and resilience in rural communities
  • Community-driven approaches to health and service development
  • Innovative models of service delivery, including e-health & interprofessional teams
  • Rural workforce & its education, particularly around interprofessional practice and roles for allied health workers
  • Addressing the very under-served in rural areas, including those with intellectual and physical disability
  • Musculo-skeletal research
  • Exercise science and exercise physiology research