Our Projects

Below is a selection of our current research projects. Click on a project to learn more.

Shaping graduate destinations

Nursing and Allied Health Graduate Outcome Tracking (NAHGOT) Study

Nursing and Allied Health Graduate Outcome Tracking (NAHGOT) Study

The NAHGOT Study seeks to better understand why nursing, midwifery and allied health graduates choose to work in regional, rural or remote compared to metropolitan settings. Learn more.

Medical Student Follow-up Study (MedSFUS)

Medical Student Follow-up Study (MedSFUS)

The MedSFUS aims to provide an insight into the early to middle career workplace outcomes and career decisions of university graduates and determine the association between extended rural clinical placement and rural/remote practice duration. Learn more.

Allied Health Student Follow-up Study (AHSFUS)

Allied Health Student Follow-up Study (AHSFUS)

In 2011, the University of Newcastle Department of Rural Health commenced a longitudinal follow-up study of allied health students completing short-term and longer-term placements. Learn more.

Improving rural health

Investigating Chronic Disease and Lifestyle in Rural Populations

Investigating Chronic Disease and Lifestyle in Rural Populations

This research includes several individual studies, all aiming to understand different aspects of how the health and wellbeing of people living in rural areas can be improved through better lifestyle choices. Learn more.

Exploring Regional Outcomes of Cancer Care

Exploring Regional Outcomes of Cancer Care

The global aim of this study is to understand the factors underpinning cancer outcomes in residents of the New England North West Region. Learn more.

Supporting the health workforce

Interprofessional Education in a Rural Context

Interprofessional Education in a Rural Context

This research began by exploring students’ perceptions of learning to work with other professions, before expanding to explore how educators work together to prepare students for collaborative practice. Learn more.

Enriching student experiences

Yearning to Yarn

Yearning to Yarn

Yearning to yarn for teaching for equity explores using Aboriginal ways of knowing and learning to support Aboriginal health professional students while they are on rural placements with us in Tamworth. Learn more.

The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Biripai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.