2020 Violet Vines Marshman Centre for Rural Health Research Impact Report

The Violet Vines Marshman Centre for Rural Health Research has released its 2020 annual report

The Violet Vines Marshman Centre for Rural Health Research is undertaking world-class studies aimed at narrowing the gulf between metropolitan health outcomes and those in regional, rural and remote areas

"By bringing together people with a diversity of professional, system, methodological and practical knowledge, and combining this with people’s lived experience and grassroots experience of system failure, we are pushing the boundaries of what a rural research centre should do," says Director, Professor Amanda Kenny. "We are interested in ‘wicked’ rural problems – those that are the most difficult, complex and highly resistant to solution."

"This annual report documents the amazing outcomes that have been achieved in one of the toughest years that any of us have lived through," adds Kenny. "The resilience and ‘can do’ attitude of Centre members has been extraordinary. The pandemic has impacted on us all differently, but I hope in reading this annual report you are impressed by what has been achieved despite a pandemic. It really is incredible."

"We warmly thank the Marshman family for their generosity. Without their investment the sheer volume of work would never have been achieved."

Read the report [PDF 1.3 MB].

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