Violet Vines Marshman Centre for Rural Health Research Director and Advisory Committee

The Violet Vines Marshman Centre for Rural Health Research is led by an experienced team who understand the importance of research collaboration that results in translatable outcomes.

Professor Jane Mills

Professor Jane Mills is Acting Director of the Violet Vines Marshman Centre for Rural Health Research, and Dean and Head of the La Trobe Rural Health School. She is one of Australia’s most experienced primary health care academics, having worked in both government and tertiary sectors. With a research portfolio focused on rural health, health workforce, and nursing education, Professor Mills is considered one of Australia’s outstanding nurse researchers with a Scopus H-index of 22. She is also a Fellow of the Australian College of Nursing. Since 2006, she has been the recipient of over $3.4 million in research and consultancy income including an NHMRC Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Primary Health Care. A recipient of an Australian Government Office of Learning and Teaching National Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Learning and Teaching in the area of teaching research, Professor Mills has a reputation as an excellent higher degree research supervisor across a number of disciplines.