Featured Publications

The list of journal articles below is a sample of those authored or co-authored by staff members of the University of Newcastle Department of Rural Health (bolded below) and published in peer-reviewed journals within the last two years. The topics reflect our research strategy and key areas of research activity.


Payne E, Brown LJ, Crowley E, Rollo M, Schumacher TL. Exploring core food accessibility in Tamworth, NSW, Australia. Informatics for Health and Social Care, doi:10.1080/17538157.2020.1793345

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Denham G, Smith T, James D, McKiernan S, Evans TJ. Exploring the evidence-practice gap in the use of plain radiography for acute abdominal pain and intestinal obstruction: a systematic review and meta-analysis. International journal of evidence-based healthcare 2020; 18(2): 159-169. doi:10.1097/xeb.0000000000000218

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Cooper E, Neep MJ, Eastgate P. Communicating traumatic pathology to ensure shared understanding: is there a recipe for the perfect preliminary image evaluation? Journal of Medical Radiation Sciences 2020; 67(2): 143-150. doi:10.1002/jmrs.375

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Latter R, Brown LJ, Rae KM, Rollo ME, Schumacher TL. The role of socio-economic status and energy-density in Australian women of child-bearing age. Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics 2020. doi:10.1111/jhn.12742

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Playford D, May JA, Ngo H, Puddey IB. Decline in new medical graduates registered as general practitioners. Medical Journal of Australia 2020; 212(9): 421-422. doi:10.5694/mja2.50563

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Allen P, May J, Pegram R, Shires L. 'It's mostly about the job'- putting the lens on specialist rural retention. Rural and Remote Health 2020; 20(1), 1-7. doi:10.22605/RRH5299

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Pennell C, Chen SQ, Kluckow H, Wisely K, Walker B. Live streamed ward rounds – a tool for clinical teaching during the COVID - 19 pandemic. Medical Journal of Australia 2020 (Preprint).

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Knight A. Managing the overlap of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Australian Prescriber 2020; 43(1): 7-11. doi:10.18773/austprescr.2020.002

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Douma MJ, Aves T, Allan KS, Bendall JC, Berry DC, Chang WT, Epstein J, Hood N, Singletary EM, Zideman D, Lin S, Borra V, Carlson JN, Cassan P, Charlton NP, Markenson DS, Meyran D, Sakamoto T, Swain JM, Woodin JA. First aid cooling techniques for heat stroke and exertional hyperthermia: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Resuscitation 2020; 148: 173-190. doi:10.1016/j.resuscitation.2020.01.007

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Hawkins N, Jeong S, Smith T. New graduate registered nurses’ exposure to negative workplace behaviour in the acute care setting: An integrative review. International Journal of Nursing Studies 2019; 93: 41-54.

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Wolfgang R, Wakely L, Smith T, Burrows J, Little A, Brown LJ. Immersive placement experiences promote rural intent in allied health students of urban and rural origin. Journal of Multidisciplinary Health Care, 2019; 12: 699-710.

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