Dr Jennifer May
Rural GP Academic
University Department of Rural Health
The University of Newcastle, Australia
Dr Jenny May holds a rural GP Academic position with the RCS/UDRH It encompasses support of research and evaluation activities in primary health care.as well as teaching and support of undergraduate medical and allied health students. Her research interests include new models of general practice in rural and remote areas, and primary health care integration. Her area of PHD study is related to regional medical workforce. She works at Peel Health Care,a Division auspiced general practice in Tamworth.
Jenny is the Rural Doctors Association of Australia (RDAA) representative on the National Rural Health Alliance In this capacity she has been involved in numerous committees and working parties around rural health issues. Jenny has lived and worked in the New England area since 1984 with a five year sojourn in remote Western Australia’s Pilbra and a year’s work in a remote Indigenous community in British Columbia, Canada in 2004.
- Bachelor of Medicine (Honours), University of Newcastle, 1985
- General Practice
- Rural Workforce
Research interests are in the fields of rural health workforce in particular regional medical workforce with current PHD study in a project entitled "Rural or Urban a study of regional medical workforce".Projects on occupational violence in rural areas,integrated general practitce entites and interprofessional education are in train.
Fields of Research
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Body relevant to professional practice.
- Deputy Chairperson - National Rural Health Alliance
Immediate past Chair National Rural Health Alliance
Chair Steering Group Working Safe in rural and remote Australia (Funded by DOHA)
- General Practice
Undergraduate teaching of Years 4/5 with emphasis on interactional skills,pallaitve care and primary care.Also writing and teaching interprofessional learning modules specifically Diabetes and COPD.Basic life support for GPs and practice staff also conducted on a monthly basis/Also teaching for GP registrars and supervisors in evidence based medicine and cervical screening