Violet Vines Marshman Centre for Rural Health Research
Transforming rural health outcomes through research, collaboration and community engagement.
La Trobe University’s Violet Vines Marshman Centre for Rural Health Research (VVMCRHR) has launched Australia’s first Rural Health Consumer Panel – and you can be a part of it!
The Centre was established in December 2019 following a $3 million investment from the VV Marshman Charitable Trust.
Top 20 worldwide
We’re ranked in the top 20 universities worldwide for our research on key diseases and conditions, our support for healthcare professions, and the health of our students and staff.
Times Higher Education (THE), 2023, Impact Rankings 2023: good health and well-being
World-class in rural health
The Centre is embedded within the La Trobe Rural Health School, the largest rural health school in Australia.
Lack of fluoride in rural areas impacting children
Since being first introduced into Australia in 1953 improve dental health, water fluoridation has been shown to reduce tooth decay by 26 – 44 per cent in children and adolescents and by 27 per cent in adults.
Students can practice their skills in simulated healthcare settings
Research shows e-cigarettes can explode and cause serious injury
Many Victorian rural towns don't have access to fluoridated water