Violet Vines Marshman Centre for Rural Health Research

Transforming rural health outcomes through research, collaboration and community engagement.

Our Centre is undertaking world-class studies aimed at narrowing the gulf between metropolitan health outcomes and those in regional, rural and remote areas.

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Violet Vines Marshman

Violet Vines Marshman

The Centre provides sustainable recognition for the legacy of Mrs Violet Vines Marshman.

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Our researchers are co-partnering with communities to transform rural healthcare delivery.

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Partnership funding

Partnership funding

The Centre’s funding stream will support a range of short-term projects with rapid outcomes.

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Our experts are co-partnering with communities to address the challenges facing rural health.

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World-class centre

The Centre was established in December 2019 following a $3 million investment from the VV Marshman Charitable Trust.

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Top 5 worldwide

Times Higher Education ranks La Trobe fifth in the world 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), 2021, Impact Rankings 2021: 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.

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Better oral health for rural Australians living with mental illness

Researchers from the Violet Vines Marshman Centre for Rural Health Research are identifying much-needed oral health solutions for rural Australians living with mental illness.

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  • Thursday 14 July 09:30am
    The annual La Trobe Rural Health School (LRHS) Research Conference celebrates rural health research undertaken by La Trobe University through the LRHS and its rural and regional partners. In 2022 we explore 'New Frontiers in Rural Health'.

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