Violet Vines Marshman Annual Oration

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Join us to hear from the National Rural Health Commissioner, Professor Ruth Stewart

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Thursday 14 July 2022 05:00 pm until Thursday 14 July 2022 08:00 pm (Add to calendar)
Dr Wayne Murdoch
(03) 5444 7721;
Presented by:
Professor Ruth Stewart
Type of Event:
Public Lecture

The National Rural Health Commissioner, Professor Ruth Stewart, is an independent, statutory office holder, appointed under Part VA of the Health Insurance Act 1973 (the Act).

The Commissioner Office works with regional, rural and remote communities, the health sector, universities, specialist training colleges and across all levels of government to improve rural health policies and ensure there remains a strong focus on the needs of rural communities.

Since it was established in November 2017, the Office has become an important part of our Government’s approach to improving rural healthoutcomes.

Professor Stewart’s Office will include Deputy Commissioners who will support the Commissioner and provide expertise across a range of vital rural health disciplines such as nursing, allied health and Indigenous Health.

The Office will contribute to significant health reforms already under way, including in primary health care reforms, workforce and training.

The Office will drive innovation, with a clear focus on supporting on-the-ground improvements.

Commencing at 5.00pm with drinks and canapes.

About the Violet Vines Marshman Rural Centre for Health Research

Born in the rural village of Branxholme in Western Victoria and trained as a nurse, Mrs Violet Vines Marshman devoted much of her life to improving the health and wellbeing of people living in regional and rural Australia.

Ten years before her death in 2014, Violet established the VV Marshman Charitable Trust. A bequest from the Trust allowed the La Trobe Rural Health School to establish the Violet Vines Marshman Centre for Rural Health Research in 2018.

The Centre aims to be a world leader in eliminating disparities in rural health and wellbeing by facilitating high impact research that is rurally focused, collaborative and pragmatic.

Our approach to research is community focused and undertaken in partnership with rural communities and key stakeholders (government, industry, peak bodies and local service providers).

Ground Floor, Library Building

La Trobe University, Bendigo Campus, Edwards Road, Flora Hill



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