Professor Jane Mills, Dean and Head of the La Trobe Rural Health School, has been appointed Acting Director of the Violet Vines Marshman Centre for Rural Health Research.
The Centre is undertaking world-class research aimed at narrowing the gulf between metropolitan health outcomes and those in regional, rural and remote areas.
It was established in December 2019 following a $3 million investment from the VV Marshman Charitable Trust. The investment by the Trustees was one of the largest donations in La Trobe University’s history.
Professor Mills will serve as Acting Director for six months following the recent departure of outgoing Director, Professor Amanda Kenny.
“I feel privileged to serve as the Acting Director of the Violet Vines Marshman Centre for Rural Health Research for the next six months,” says Professor Mills.
“I would like to pay tribute to Professor Kenny’s vision for the Centre to undertake world-class studies that address complex and intractable rural problems.”
“La Trobe Rural Health School researchers will continue to work in partnership with the communities that we serve to make this vision a reality, and to plan for the next stage of the Centre’s strategic development.”
Discover more about the Violet Vines Marshman Centre for Rural Health Research on the website.