Dr Jane Rich
School of Medicine and Public Health (Gender Studies)
- Phone:02 4042 0622
Dr Jane Rich is a public health research academic with the Centre for Brain and Mental Health Research. As a human geographer, Jane has special interests in how psycho-social and environmental factors impact health and well-being. Jane has a breadth of knowledge and applied skills pertinent to mental health, workplace interventions, environmental and rural research. She has over $700 000 research income, 26 peer reviewed publications and have research published in various journals of quality and impact including the Medical Journal of Australia, Diabetic Medicine,Plos One, BMJ Open and BMC Health Services Research.
Jane is a competent and dedicated researcher with a strong passion for quality and effective communication.
Jane is currently coordinating a clinical trial with Prof Billie Bonevski, a TRGS partnership project with Hunter New England Health on smoking cessation. Jane has worked closely with the industry for many years, developing interventions and evaluations in the mining sector and defense force. Jane's industry research has been focused on mental health, obesity and drug and alcohol use in male-dominated workplaces. Jane worked on the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women's Health for many years, completing her PhD. Her research drew on innovative methods to explore women's experiences of rural life and drought in Australia. Jane explored how human health and well-being is linked with the natural environment.
Dr Rich's analytical expertise ranges a spectrum of qualitative methods. She has conducted Content, Thematic, Narrative and Longitudinal qualitative analyses. She has also conducted mixed methods analyses. She has advanced skills in using computer assisted software tools for qualitative analysis (Leximancer and Nvivo) as well as experience with manual processes. She has experience in conducting, interviews, focus groups and analysis with existing data sets including free-text comments from surveys. Dr Rich has extensive knowledge of qualitative methodology and appreciates theories that value people’s lived experiences and strives for a holistic and encompassing approach to examining health and wellbeing. Jane has also used population health data and epidemiological methods in her research.
Jane has extensive grant writing experience and has presented at many conferences both nationally and internationally.
In addition to her academic research Jane has supervised several PhD, Masters and Honours students across various disciplines. She has taught into the foundation studies programs, environment sciences, humanities and the medical program.
- Doctor of Philosophy, University of Newcastle
- Major in Environmental Sustainability, University of Newcastle
- Bachelor of Environmental Science (Honours), University of Newcastle
- Environmental Sustainability
- Human Geography
- Mental Health
- Qualitative methodologies
- Rural Health
- Women's Health
- clinical trial
- smoking cessation
- workplace health
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|Dates||Title||Organisation / Department|
|1/1/2004 -||Research Associate||University of Newcastle
Vice-Chancellor's Award Early Career Research Excellence
The University of Newcastle
For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.
Chapter (1 outputs)
James CL, Rich JL, Kelly B, 'Mental health and mining: Research challenges and influences', Located Research: Regional Places, Transitions and Challenges, Springer Nature, Singapore 135-152 (2020) [B1]
Journal article (27 outputs)
Austin EK, Handley T, Kiem AS, Rich JL, Perkins D, Kelly B, 'Drought, Wellbeing and Adaptive Capacity: Why Do Some People Stay Well?', International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 17 (2020) [C1]
Austin EK, Rich JL, Kiem AS, Handley T, Perkins D, Kelly BJ, 'The concerns about climate change among rural residents in Australia.', Journal of Rural Studies, 75 98-109 (2020) [C1]
Asare-Doku W, Rich J, Kelly B, James C, 'Mental health interventions in the mining industry: a narrative review', Mental Health Review Journal, 25 153-167 (2020) [C1]
© 2020, Emerald Publishing Limited. Purpose: Previous research has suggested high levels of unaddressed mental health needs among male-dominated work settings. The mining industry... [more]
© 2020, Emerald Publishing Limited. Purpose: Previous research has suggested high levels of unaddressed mental health needs among male-dominated work settings. The mining industry has been a recent focus internationally. This paper aims to critically examine research regarding organizational mental health interventions for people working in mining industries. Design/methodology/approach: The narrative review used a systematic standardized search strategy in six databases and grey literature from 1990 to 2019. Findings: Of the 418 studies identified, seven studies (five quantitative and two qualitative studies) met the inclusion criteria. Analysis of these studies revealed the organisational interventions available to address mental health needs of miners. Interventions were categorised into organisational and individual-focused approaches. Evidence shows there is great potential in conducting workplace mental health programs, yet further research is required to create a strong evidence base for substantiated policy and practice implications. Practical implications: Mental health interventions and programs should be available in mining industry to enhance mental health. Organisations can also improve mental health by implementing significant changes in the work environment and identifying workplace factors that induce strain and contribute to psychological distress in employees. Attempt can be made at restructuring safety policies and practices to include mental health, addressing organisational structures such as work schedules and providing training for managers and supervisors. Originality/value: This review focuses on the unique characteristics pertaining to male-dominated mining industries and workplace mental health interventions which are aimed at supporting employee mental health.
Akter S, Rich JL, Davies K, Inder KJ, 'Prevalence and factors associated with knowledge and access to delivery services at primary health care facilities amongst indigenous women in Khagrachhari district Bangladesh A cross-sectional study', Midwifery, 90 (2020)
© 2020 Objective: To estimate the prevalence of facility delivery knowledge and access during childbirth amongst Indigenous women in the Chittagong Hill Tracts, Bangladesh and to ... [more]
© 2020 Objective: To estimate the prevalence of facility delivery knowledge and access during childbirth amongst Indigenous women in the Chittagong Hill Tracts, Bangladesh and to identify factors associated with facility delivery service utilisation. Design: A cross-sectional study design using a structured self-report survey. Setting: Two Upazilas (subdistricts) of Kharachhari hill district of the Chittagong Hill Tracts. Participants: Indigenous women of reproductive age (15¿49 years) within 36 months of delivery. Measurements and findings: A modified national survey about accessing maternal health services, including delivery services was administered to all Indigenous women that met eligibility, guided by community leaders. Data collected included socio-demographic characteristics and reproductive history. Main outcome variables were the proportion of women having prior knowledge about and access to facility delivery services for childbirth in the three years prior to the survey. Secondary outcomes were sources of information about facility delivery services, decision making about delivery place, and factors associated with knowledge and attendance at facility delivery services. Factors associated with knowledge and attendance were estimated using logistic regression with results reported as adjusted odds ratios and 95% confidence intervals. With an 89% response rate, a total of 438 Indigenous women (220 Chakma, 100 Marma, 118 Tripura) participated in the survey, and 75% were aged 16¿29 years. Relatives played a vital role as a source of information about delivery services (59%). Nearly three-quarters (73%) were aware of facility delivery services, however, prevalence of accessing delivery services was 33% (n = 143; 95% CI 0.28¿0.37). Relatives were the key decision-makers for accessing facility delivery services (60%). Independent factors associated with knowledge about facility delivery were higher household income (AOR 5.3, 95%CI 2.2¿13); having knowledge of nearest health care facilities (AOR 5.8, 95%CI 3.0¿11); and attending antenatal care visits during last pregnancy (four or more AOR 3.1, 95% CI 1.3¿7.2 and one to three visits AOR 2.7, 95% CI 1.5¿5.0). Independent factors associated with accessing facility delivery services at childbirth were attending antenatal care visit; having access to media; higher level of education of partners; and residing at Khagrachhari Sadar compared to Matiranga subdistrict. Key conclusions and implications for practice: Indigenous women in Chittagong Hill Tracts, Bangladesh have sub-optimal knowledge of, and attendance at, facility delivery services for childbirth. Maternal health related interventions should target Indigenous women in order to educate and motivate them to access facility delivery services at childbirth. Rigorous research is needed to explore Indigenous cultural practices related to childbirth that might influence their access to facility delivery services.
Akter S, Davies K, Rich JL, Inder KJ, 'Barriers to accessing maternal health care services in the Chittagong Hill Tracts, Bangladesh: A qualitative descriptive study of Indigenous women's experiences.', PloS one, 15 (2020) [C1]
Lockart N, Kiem AS, Chiong R, Askland HH, Maguire A, Rich JL, 'Projected change in meteorological drought characteristics using regional climate model data for the Hunter region of Australia', Climate Research, 80 85-104 (2020) [C1]
Akter S, Davies K, Rich JL, Inder KJ, 'Community perspectives of barriers indigenous women face in accessing maternal health care services in the Chittagong Hill Tracts, Bangladesh', Ethnicity and Health, (2020)
© 2020 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group. Objectives: Bangladesh has achieved notable success in improving maternal health by increasing women¿s access t... [more]
© 2020 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group. Objectives: Bangladesh has achieved notable success in improving maternal health by increasing women¿s access to good quality and low-cost maternal health care (MHC) services. However, the health system of Bangladesh has earned criticism for not ensuring equitable MHC access for all women, particularly for Indigenous women in the Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT). Little is known about Indigenous communities¿ perspectives on these inequalities in MHC service access in the CHT. Therefore, this study aimed to explore Indigenous communities¿ perspectives on challenges and opportunities for improving MHC service access in the CHT. Design: This qualitative descriptive study was conducted in two sub-districts of Khagrachhari between September 2017 and February 2018. Eight Indigenous key informants from three Indigenous communities (Chakma, Marma and Tripura) were recruited via snowballing and purposive techniques and participated in face-to-face, semi-structured interviews. Key informants comprised community leaders and health care providers. Data were analysed thematically using Nvivo12 software. Results: Findings suggest that distance, poor availability of resources and infrastructure, lack of community engagement in the design of health interventions, Indigenous cultural beliefs, misconceptions about MHC services, and maltreatment from health care providers were the key barriers to accessing MHC services; all are interconnected. Indigenous women faced humiliation and maltreatment from MHC staff. Failure to provide a culturally-safe environment suggests a lack of cultural competency among health staff, including Indigenous staff. Conclusion: Findings suggest that cultural competency training for all health care providers is needed to improve cultural appropriateness and accessibility of services. Refresher training and undisrupted supply of basic MHC services for front-line care providers will benefit the entire community and will likely be cost-effective for the government. Designing health programmes through extensive community consultation is essential.
Akter S, Rich JL, Davies K, Inder KJ, 'Prevalence and factors associated with antenatal care service access among Indigenous women in the Chittagong Hill Tracts, Bangladesh: A cross-sectional study.', PLoS One, 15 e0244640 (2020)
Forder PM, Rich J, Harris S, Chojenta C, Reilly N, Austin MP, Loxton D, 'Honesty and comfort levels in mothers when screened for perinatal depression and anxiety', Women and Birth, 33 e142-e150 (2020) [C1]
© 2019 Australian College of Midwives Purpose: To evaluate the degree of honesty and level of comfort reported by women when questioned about their emotional wellbeing during the ... [more]
© 2019 Australian College of Midwives Purpose: To evaluate the degree of honesty and level of comfort reported by women when questioned about their emotional wellbeing during the perinatal period; to investigate if honesty and comfort are associated with perinatal depression or perinatal anxiety; and to examine the reasons why women may not always respond honestly. Methods: Qualitative and quantitative data from 1597 women from the cross-sectional perinatal mental health substudy (part of the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women's Health) were analysed using a mixed methods approach. Results: When questioned by their health practitioner about their emotional wellbeing in the perinatal period, 20.7% of women indicated they had not always responded honestly. Reasons for not being honest reflected four main themes: normalizing of symptoms/coping; negative perceptions (self-and others); fear of adverse repercussions; and fear of involvement of health services (trust and confidentiality). The 38.9% of women who did not feel comfortable when questioned by their health practitioner about their emotional wellbeing were four times more likely to report perinatal depression (odds ratio = 4.09; 95% confidence interval = 2.55, 6.57) and nearly twice as likely to report perinatal anxiety (odds ratio = 1.90; 95% confidence interval = 1.24, 2.94) than other women. Conclusions: Women who are most likely to need mental health care during the perinatal period are also those least likely to be honest about their mental health. A non-judgemental, open and reassuring approach by clinicians may help to reduce the stigma and fears contributing to lack of honest responses, and improve early diagnosis and treatment of mental health problems.
Akter S, Rich J, Davies K, Inder K, 'Access to maternal healthcare services among Indigenous women in the Chittagong Hill Tracts, Bangladesh: A cross-sectional study', BMJ Open, 9 (2019) [C1]
Akter S, Davies K, Rich JL, Inder KJ, 'Indigenous women s access to maternal healthcare services in lower- and middle-income countries: a systematic integrative review', International Journal of Public Health, 64 343-353 (2019) [C1]
© 2018, Swiss School of Public Health (SSPH+). Objectives: Globally, Indigenous people have lower-health status compared to non-Indigenous people due to unequal access to health c... [more]
© 2018, Swiss School of Public Health (SSPH+). Objectives: Globally, Indigenous people have lower-health status compared to non-Indigenous people due to unequal access to health care. Barriers or enablers to accessing maternal health services by Indigenous women are not well researched. This review aims to determine accessibility and utilisation of maternal primary healthcare services among Indigenous women in lower- and middle-income countries. Methods: We conducted a systematic integrative review of published and grey literature published between 2000 and 2017. Studies on maternal healthcare service utilisation by Indigenous women in lower- and middle-income countries were included. From 3092 articles identified, 10 met the eligibility criteria. Results: The most prominent barrier to accessing maternal primary healthcare services was the top-down nature of intervention programmes, which made programmes culturally unfriendly for Indigenous women. Distance, cost, transport, accommodation, language barriers and lack of knowledge about existing services also impacted access. Conclusions: Findings provided insights into understanding the gaps in existing policies for Indigenous women and their access to maternal health services. Results suggested that efforts be made to ensure appropriate programmes for Indigenous women¿s maternal health right.
Sayers E, Rich J, Rahman MM, Kelly B, James C, 'Does Help Seeking Behavior Change over Time following a Workplace Mental Health Intervention in the Coal Mining Industry?', Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 61 E282-E290 (2019) [C1]
Copyright © 2019 The Author(s). Objectives: To investigate help seeking behavior and attitudes to mental health in mining employees. Methods: A pre-post survey study of employees ... [more]
Copyright © 2019 The Author(s). Objectives: To investigate help seeking behavior and attitudes to mental health in mining employees. Methods: A pre-post survey study of employees from two Australian coal mines. Data were collected prior to, at baseline, at 6 and 18 months following delivery of the MATES in mining (MIM) peer support mental health intervention. Results: Help seeking behaviors increased, with participants' sex, age, relationship status, shift type, and psychological distress significantly associated with likelihood of seeking help (P < 0.05). In relation to stigma, significantly more participants' disagreed that they would be treated differently by friends or colleagues following disclosure of mental illness (P < 0.01). Conclusions: Results provide an understanding of help seeking behaviors of mining employees; support the MATES in Mining peer support program in the men dominated industry and provide information to guide mental health workplace program development more broadly.
Handley TE, Rich J, Lewin TJ, Kelly BJ, 'The predictors of depression in a longitudinal cohort of community dwelling rural adults in Australia', Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, 54 171-180 (2019) [C1]
© 2018, Springer-Verlag GmbH Germany, part of Springer Nature. Purpose: Many major studies of depression in Australia are under-representative of rural and remote residents, limit... [more]
© 2018, Springer-Verlag GmbH Germany, part of Springer Nature. Purpose: Many major studies of depression in Australia are under-representative of rural and remote residents, limiting the generalizability of their findings. This study explores the contributions of a range of individual, social, and community factors to the trajectory of depressive symptoms among a cohort of rural and remote residents. Methods: Data from four waves of the Australian Rural Mental Health Study (baseline n = 2639), a 5¿year longitudinal study of rural community residents, were examined within generalized linear mixed models to predict depressive symptoms. Depression was measured using the PHQ-9, with key correlates including social support, employment status, financial wellbeing, neuroticism, and rural community factors. Results: Moderate-to-severe depression was reported by 6.3% of the baseline sample. Being permanently unable to work resulted in over a threefold increase in the odds of depression at the following survey wave. Self-rated financial hardship was associated with a fourfold increase in the odds of future depression, as was a high level of community concerns. Neuroticism and tobacco use also made a significant independent contribution to future depressive symptoms. Interpersonal support was a protective factor, reducing the odds of next-wave depression by 64%. Conclusion: Financial and employment-related difficulties appear to be important risk factors for depression, and targeting individuals experiencing such difficulties may be an effective means of reducing depression among certain sub-groups. Strategies to prevent depression in rural and remote Australia may benefit from a focus on interpersonal and community-level support, as the effects of this support are lasting and contribute to a reduced likelihood of depressive episodes in future years.
Rich J, Handley T, Inder K, Perkins D, 'An experiment in using open-text comments from the Australian Rural Mental Health Study on health service priorities.', Rural and remote health, 18 (2018) [C1]
Handley T, Rich J, Davies K, Lewin T, Kelly B, 'The Challenges of Predicting Suicidal Thoughts and Behaviours in a Sample of Rural Australians with Depression.', International journal of environmental research and public health, 15 1-9 (2018) [C1]
Rich JL, Wright SL, Loxton D, 'Older rural women living with drought', Local Environment, 23 1141-1155 (2018) [C1]
Austin EK, Handley T, Kiem AS, Rich JL, Lewin TJ, Askland HH, et al., 'Drought-related stress among farmers: findings from the Australian Rural Mental Health Study.', The Medical journal of Australia, 209 159-165 (2018) [C1]
Rich JL, Handley T, Davies K, Perkins D, 'Understanding the Mental Health of Rural Young Adults: Risk and Protective Factors', International Journal of Mental Health and Psychiatry, 3 1-4 (2017) [C1]
Tynan RJ, Considine R, Rich JL, Skehan J, Wiggers J, Lewin TJ, et al., 'Help-seeking for mental health problems by employees in the Australian Mining Industry', BMC HEALTH SERVICES RESEARCH, 16 (2016) [C1]
Kubuabola S, Rich J, Shah M, 'Gender equity: Women in academia in Fiji', Journal of Institutional Research South East Asia, 14 71-82 (2016) [C1]
© 2016, Southeast Asian Association for Institutional Research. All rights reserved. Universities in many countries are facing the challenge of recruiting and retaining high quali... [more]
© 2016, Southeast Asian Association for Institutional Research. All rights reserved. Universities in many countries are facing the challenge of recruiting and retaining high quality academics. The exit of baby boomers in the academic workforce is significant with lack of strategy to attract, support and retain women in their early career as academics and researchers. This challenge is enormous in developing countries despite democracy, academic freedom, stability, sustainable economy, and free education at higher degree research level. This paper outlines the current dilemma in Fiji in relation to the succession of women in academic roles. The paper analyses the representation of female academics at the University of the South Pacific (USP) and strongly argues the need for higher education reforms which includes strategies to provide opportunity for young females and other underrepresented groups in the academic workforce. The paper also suggests possible strategies to increase the participation of women in the academic workforce in Fiji based on current and future political environment.
Rich J, Booth A, Rowlands A, Redd P, 'Bushfire support services and the need for evaluation: The 2013 Blue Mountains experience', Australian Journal of Emergency Management, 31 8-12 (2016) [C1]
In 2013, the Blue Mountains region of NSW experienced devastating bushfires. In response, the Step By Step Blue Mountains Bushfire Support Service was established by the Ministry ... [more]
In 2013, the Blue Mountains region of NSW experienced devastating bushfires. In response, the Step By Step Blue Mountains Bushfire Support Service was established by the Ministry of Police and Emergency Services and a local Blue Mountains service, Gateway Family Support. The service was to support bushfire-affected community members through a strengthsbased and solution-focused approach. This approach has been used in other support services but limited evidence exists on the effectiveness of its use in disaster recovery. The integration of research in the early stages of disaster recovery service design may prove a valuable way to support the work of governments and service delivery organisations and is an important aspect of disaster preparedness and community wellbeing. This paper highlights the vulnerability of the Blue Mountains region to bushfire and examines the 2013 response by the Ministry for Police and Emergency Services Disaster Welfare Service (DWS) in association with Gateway Family Services. The DWS and Gateway Family Services collaborated to implement the service. This paper concludes that support services should be flexible in their response to dealing with those recovering from traumatic experiences such as bushfires. It demonstrates that evaluation of existing disaster support programs could better inform future disaster responses and services to assist communities to better cope and rebuild their lives.
Handley TE, Ventura AD, Browne JL, Rich J, Attia JR, Reddy P, et al., 'Suicidal ideation reported by adults with Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes: results from Diabetes MILES Australia', Diabetic Medicine, 33 1582-1589 (2016) [C1]
© 2015 Diabetes UK Aims: To examine the prevalence and correlates of suicidal ideation (SI) in a community-based sample of adults with Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes. Methods: Particip... [more]
© 2015 Diabetes UK Aims: To examine the prevalence and correlates of suicidal ideation (SI) in a community-based sample of adults with Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes. Methods: Participants were 3338 adults aged 18¿70 years with Type 1 diabetes (n = 1376) or Type 2 diabetes (non-insulin: n = 1238; insulin: n = 724) from a national survey administered to a random sample registered with the National Diabetes Services Scheme. Depression and SI were assessed using the Patient Health Questionnaire, and diabetes-specific distress with the Problem Areas In Diabetes scale. Separate logistic regression analyses by diabetes type/treatment were used to determine relative contribution to SI. Results: Overall, we observed a SI rate of 14% in our sample. Participants with Type 2 diabetes using insulin reported more frequent depressive symptoms, and were more likely to report recent SI (19%) compared with those with either Type 1 diabetes or Type 2 diabetes not using insulin (14 and 12%, respectively). After controlling for depression, there was little difference in the prevalence of SI between diabetes types/treatments, but higher diabetes-specific distress significantly increased the odds of SI. Conclusions: As SI is a significant risk factor for a suicide attempt, the findings have implications for healthcare professionals, pointing to the importance of adequate screening and action plans for appropriate follow-up of those reporting depression. Our findings are also indicative of the psychological toll of diabetes more generally, and the need to integrate physical and mental healthcare for people with diabetes.
Coombe J, Rich JL, Booth A, Rowlands A, Mackenzie L, Reddy P, 'Supporting Rural Australian Communities after Disaster: The Warrumbungle Bushfire Support Coordination Service', PLOS Current Disasters, Edition 1 (2015) [C1]
Rich JL, Byrne JM, Curryer C, Byles JE, Loxton D, 'Prevalence and correlates of depression among Australian women: A systematic literature review, January 1999- January 2010', BMC Research Notes, 6 (2013) [C1]
Rich JL, Chojenta C, Loxton D, 'Quality, Rigour and Usefulness of Free-Text Comments Collected by a Large Population Based Longitudinal Study - ALSWH', PLOS ONE, 8 (2013) [C1]
Rich JL, Wright SL, Loxton DJ, ''Patience, hormone replacement therapy and rain!' Women, ageing and drought in Australia: Narratives from the mid-age cohort of the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women's Health', Australian Journal of Rural Health, 20 324-328 (2012) [C1]
Powers JR, Loxton DJ, Baker J, Rich JL, Dobson AJ, 'Empirical evidence suggests adverse climate events have not affected Australian women's health and well-being', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 36 452-457 (2012) [C1]
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Conference (15 outputs)
Akter S, Inder K, Davies K, Rich J, 'Review of Indigenous women s access to maternal healthcare in low-middle income countries', Adelaide (2019)
James C, Rich J, Kelly B, Considine R, Tynan R, Wiggers J, et al., 'A Multi-component Workplace intervention to address mental health in mining', Perth WA, Australia (2017)
Austin EK, Kiem AS, Rich JL, Perkins D, Kelly B, 'Drought, wellbeing and adaptive capacity in rural NSW', NCCARF Climate Adaptation 2016 Conference - Change, Challenge, Opportunity, Adelaide, Australia (2016)
Rich J, Inder K, Harris ML, Perkins D, Byles J, 'Who cares for whom? Giving and receiving healthcare for women over 70 in remote Australian places', Chiang Mai, Thailand (2015) [O1]
Austin E, Kiem AS, Perkins D, Rich J, Kelly B, 'Spatial analysis of drought and wellbeing in rural Australia', Brisbane, Australia (2015) [E3]
Loxton DJ, Rich JL, Chojenta CL, 'Is there anything you would like to add?: Responses to open-ended survey questions as research data', Journal of Womens Health, Washington, DC (2012) [E3]
|2010||Rich JL, 'Narratives from women in drought', 2010 National Conference of Emerging Researchers in Ageing: "Getting the Right Skill Mix". Abstracts, Newcastle, NSW (2010) [E3]|
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Report (8 outputs)
James C, Considine R, Rich JL, Tynan R, Skehan J, Perkins D, et al., 'Feasibility and Acceptability of Strategies to Address Mental Health in Coal Mining in New South Wales and Queensland' (2016)
Considine R, Rich JL, Inder K, Perkins D, 'Review of Step-up and step-down Mental Health Services in New South Wales', NSW Health, 42 (2016)
Rich JL, Booth A, Reddy P, Rowlands A, 'The Step by Step Bushfire Support Service Qualitative Evaluation Report', NSW Ministry of Police and Emergency Services, 74 (2015)
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Thesis / Dissertation (1 outputs)
|2014||Rich JL, The nature of things: An Interdisciplinary Investigation Into The Experiences and Impacts of Drought For Three Generations Of Australian Women, University of Newcastle (2014)|
Grants and Funding
|Number of grants||15|
Click on a grant title below to expand the full details for that specific grant.
20193 grants / $212,216
Funding body: Coal Services Health and Safety Trust
Funding body: Glencore Coal Assets Australia Pty Ltd
Health and wellbeing survey$11,815
Funding body: Port Waratah Coal Services Limited
20181 grants / $90,900
Obesity and NSW Coal Mining$90,900
Funding body: Coal Services Health and Safety Trust
20173 grants / $123,461
An internet delivered, evidenced-based treatment program for mental health and alcohol use in contemporary veterans$80,000
Funding body: Defence Health Foundation
Funding body: Mates in Construction (Aust) Limited
|Funding body||Mates in Construction (Aust) Limited|
|Project Team||Professor Carole James, Doctor Jane Rich, Professor Brian Kelly, Mr Andrew McMahon|
|Type Of Funding||C3112 - Aust Not for profit|
Funding body: Minerals Council of Australia
20166 grants / $121,622
Funding body: Caring for Our Port Stephens Youth (COPSY)
Obesity and Mining Blueprint$34,000
Funding body: NSW Minerals Council
Funding body: Glencore Coal Assets Australia Pty Ltd
Funding body: Minerals Council of Australia
Funding body: Hunter Valley Operations Pty Ltd
Funding body: Warkworth Mining Linited
20152 grants / $11,500
Mining and Mental Health: embedding mental health awareness and policy into industry occupational health and safety frameworks$10,000
Funding body: University of Newcastle
Funding body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine
|Funding body||University of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine|
|Project Team||Doctor Jane Rich|
|Type Of Funding||Internal|
Number of supervisions
|Commenced||Level of Study||Research Title||Program||Supervisor Type|
|2018||PhD||Quantifying Relationships Between Climate Extremes and Mental Health||PhD (Psychiatry), College of Health, Medicine and Wellbeing, The University of Newcastle||Co-Supervisor|
|2017||PhD||Mental Health of the Mining Industry in Ghana and Australia||PhD (Psychiatry), College of Health, Medicine and Wellbeing, The University of Newcastle||Co-Supervisor|
|Year||Level of Study||Research Title||Program||Supervisor Type|
|2020||PhD||Examining Access to Health Services for Women of Reproductive Age from Ethnic Communities in Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) of Bangladesh||PhD (Public Health & BehavSci), College of Health, Medicine and Wellbeing, The University of Newcastle||Co-Supervisor|
|2020||PhD||Drought, Wellbeing and Adaptive Capacity in Australian Rural Communities||PhD (Environmental Sc), College of Engineering, Science and Environment, The University of Newcastle||Co-Supervisor|
|2015||PhD||Women of Courage: Comprehensive Court Preparation and Support for Women Survivors of Sexual Assault||PhD (Gender & Health), College of Health, Medicine and Wellbeing, The University of Newcastle||Co-Supervisor|
Modelling climate change-driven human displacement in the Hunter region of NSW: An interdisciplinary assessment of risks and adaptation strategies 2017 -
The notion of climate change-induced displacement remains underexplored within the context of the developed world. This project will initiate an inquiry into climate change induced-displacement in Australia, using the Hunter Region of NSW as a case study. Cutting across conventional disciplinary boundaries, the project will draw on insights from engineering, information technology, law, public health and anthropology. By listening to the co-presence of diverse analytical perspectives, the researchers will seek collaborative moments driving new knowledge and a holistic understanding of risks and adaptation strategies in the context of climate change. Using climate models and projections of mobility and migration, the project will: (i) investigate how climate change may manifest within the lives of Hunter residents; (ii) assess risks of displacement; (iii) consider legal and logistical tools that are required to adapt to the projected climate reality; (iv) consider political tools for effective adaptation and mitigation; and (v) present a conceptual framework for understanding climate change induced displacement in the context of the Hunter, including how it relates to psychosocial and environmental distress.
Funding body: The University of Newcastle - Research and Innovation Division
|Funding body||The University of Newcastle - Research and Innovation Division|
|Scheme||Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Innovation) Grant for Early Career Interdisciplinary Research|
|Doctor Natalie Anne Lockart||University of Newcastle|
|Doctor Hedda Haugen Askland||University of Newcastle|
|Doctor Jane Louise Rich||University of Newcastle|
|Associate Professor Raymond Jun Wen Chiong||University of Newcastle|
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August 21, 2020
November 14, 2016
Dr Jane Rich
Centre for Rural and Remote Mental Health
School of Medicine and Public Health
College of Health, Medicine and Wellbeing
|Phone||02 4042 0622|
|Fax||(02) 4042 0044|
|Location||HMRI Level 4 Public Health