Professor Jennifer May
Betty Fyffe Chair of Rural Health and Director, University of Newcastle Department of Rural Health
University Newcastle Department of Rural Health
WALKING THE WALK
Having worked as a GP and visiting medical officer in rural and remote Australia for more than 25 years, Dr Jennifer (Jenny) May AM is using her experience to inform policy and coordinate targeted approaches to develop and maintain a sustainable rural health work force.
As Director of the University of Newcastle Department of Rural Health (UONDRH), Jenny oversees the Rural Health Multidisciplinary Training (RHMT) Program in North Western NSW, the Tablelands and on the North Coast.
A national program delivered by universities and supported by the Commonwealth, Rural Health uses placements, professional supports, and targeted research with the aim of developing the rural health workforce.
Having worked in every state and territory except South Australia, as well as in remote regions of British Columbia, Jenny has been based in Tamworth since 2004.
Complimentary to her UONDRH position, Jenny maintains an active clinical practice. She is engaged at a local not-for-profit GP practice dedicated to improving rural health options through recruitment and training. She also has visiting rights at the local public and private hospitals.
In 2016, Jenny was awarded an Australia Medal for significant service to community health in rural and regional areas, as a general practitioner, member of professional medical groups, and as an educator.
NURTURING AND RETAINING TALENT
The RHMT program supports education and training with the intent of increasing the size and capacity of the rural health workforce.
From supporting priming experiences in different schools and faculties through to the provision of support to long-term academic placements within the footprint, The UONRDH offers medical, nursing and allied health students multifactorial supports.
Through offering affirmative pathways for students of rural origin, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students, the UONDRH aims to nurture and retain local knowledge and talent.
For students from urban areas, the UONDRH also facilitiates clinical placements with university supported accommodation options at six sites -Tamworth, Taree, Port Macquarie, Coffs Harbour, Armidale, and Moree.
These placements increase the time urban students spend in rural areas - with the aim of conversion by immersion – and allow students to develop an understanding of the unique challenges and contexts of rural health.
“Cultural awareness, town orientation and community engagement activities are also a major part of what we do,” Jenny says.
“Overall, we want students to get a real sense of the advantages of rural lifestyle and have a taste of the connectedness that is often more evident in rural communities.”
Students involved in the RHMT program are regularly brought together to encourage relationship building across disciplines.
“Interprofessional education is very much our core business because we need everybody working together, building collaborative relationships based on trust,” Jenny says.
Jenny states she herself has been fortunate to have the opportunity to work in different rural areas with dedicated teams of clinicians and educators.
“It's slightly embarrassing to talk about things like the Australian Medal as it's not about me.”
“I was in a situation where I was surrounded by other motivated individuals and we made something happen.”
“To have a multifaceted program that provides such supports necessarily involves motivated individuals and support in a whole lot of different areas.”
For Jenny, the importance of connectivity extends beyond the personal. She has always been a strong advocate for governmental provision of improved technology and communication infrastructure in rural areas as a means of addressing inequity.
ADVOCACY ON STEROIDS
According to Jenny, a sense of community inclusion, and the many other benefits of a rural lifestyle are not the only reason students and practitioners should consider life in rural areas.
“I call it opportunity on steroids,” Jenny says.
“Where they are training pathways and there are career pathways, regional centres provide an opportunity to engage in a broad scope of practice, and do the sorts of things that interest you.”
“I've been able to participate in teaching and mentoring.”
“I've been able to participate in continuing professional development and I have had an opportunity to shape policy to support a sustained Rural Health workforce.”
“I don't know that I would have had those opportunities if I had been working in a metropolitan area.”
Jenny has been an active member of several medical professional advocacy groups, including the National Rural Health Alliance and as NRHA representative on the National Medical Training Advisory Network.
She has been involved in numerous committees and working parties around rural health issues and is on the Commonwealth Government advisory group on Alcohol and Other Drugs (ANACAD).
Her dedication to rural health saw Jenny awarded The Telstra’s Rural Doctors Association of Australia (RDAA) Rural Doctor of the Year 2014.
RESPONDING TO CHANGING NEEDS
The UONDRH also has a focus on research to better understand how to enable and support a long-term sustained regional workforce that provides the necessary skills for the community.
“It is essential for us to keep doing the research to assess that we are working in the right areas.”
“One of my own big research questions is have we been training specialists fit for purpose, and to what extent are regional training hubs an opportunity to better marry the scope of practice required in a rural community with the training we provide,” Jenny says.
Whereas an improved regional health workforce has justified the focus of the UONDRH on service delivery, needs of rural communities are fluid.
“As the scope of practice in some of our smaller rural communities is changing, that is impacting on the type of care that is being received, and the type of skills that are required both there and in our regional hubs.”
“What we have seen is an increased requirement for specialists in a regional centres.”
To address this issue, the UONDRH’s role has recently been extended through funding for a Regional Training Hub Program.
“Leveraging on the existing clinicians who teach into the program, we are pushing the boundaries of how we can support postgraduate training within the footprint,” Jennifer says.
“I'm very motivated to support the building of regional training hubs, because I feel that that is part of the pipeline where there is enormous potential to continue the growth of a sustainable and supported rural health work force.”
Professor Jennifer May AM is Director of the University of Newcastle Department of Rural Health (UoNDRH). Jenny’s role encompasses oversight of undergraduate teaching activities, research and evaluation in medicine and allied health disciplines across the University of Newcastle rural footprint. The UoNDRH also supports postgraduate training and retention of the rural workforce. Her research interests include new models of general practice in rural and remote areas, and primary health care integration. Her area of PHD study was related to regional centre medical workforce including both specialists and GPs. She works at Peel Health Care, a not-for-profit general practice in Tamworth, NSW. She holds fellowships of both the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners and the Australian College of Rural and Remote medicine. Jenny is also the Rural Doctors Association of Australia (RDAA) representative on the National Rural Health Alliance. She has been involved in numerous committees and working parties around rural health issues and is on the Commonwealth Government advisory group on Alcohol and Other Drugs (ANACAD). Jenny has lived and worked in the New England area since 1984 with a five year sojourn in remote Western Australia’s Pilbara and a year’s work in a remote Indigenous community in British Columbia, Canada in 2004 and 2015. She was named Telstra RDAA Rural Doctor of the Year in November 2014.
Research interests are in the fields of rural health workforce in particular regional medical workforce with PHD study in a project entitled "Rural and Urban a study of regional medical workforce". Projects on occupational violence in rural areas, rural and regional workforce and interprofessional education are in train.
Undergraduate teaching of Years 4/5 with emphasis on interactional skills, palliative care and primary care. Writing and teaching interprofessional learning modules, specifically Diabetes and COPD. Basic life support for GPs and practice staff also conducted on a monthly basis. Post Graduate teaching for GP registrars and supervisors in evidence based medicine and cervical screening, and palliative care
Immediate past Chair of the National Rural Health Alliance
Chair Steering Group Working Safe in rural and remote Australia (Funded by the Department of Health)
Ministerial appointee to the National Dental Advisory Council and the National Advisory Council on Alcohol and other Drugs
NRHA representative on the National Medical training Advisory Network
Member ACI GP Advisory Group
Chair of the Female Doctors Group (RDAA)
Member Primary Care Committee Australian Commission on Quality and Safety in Health care
Member of both FRAME (RCS) and AHREN (UDRH) organisations
- Doctor of Philosophy, Monash University
- General Practice
- Rural Workforce
Fields of Research
|420399||Health services and systems not elsewhere classified||100|
|Title||Organisation / Department|
|Betty Fyffe Chair of Rural Health and Director, University of Newcastle Department of Rural Health||University of Newcastle
University of Newcastle Department of Rural Health
|Dates||Title||Organisation / Department|
|19/12/2014 - 15/4/2016||
The Australian advisory council on Alcohol and other drugs reports to the Minister for Health providing academic,clinical advice on current drug issues
|Australian National Advisory council on Alcohol and other Drugs
|15/8/2008 - 19/8/2011||
Chair National Rural Health Alliance
As Chair of the National Rural Health Alliance Jenny represented over 30 member bodies -consumer,provider and professional all with the same goal of Equivalent health by 2020
|National Rural Health Alliance
|Dates||Title||Organisation / Department|
|14/3/2012 - 15/3/2016||
Chair Female Doctors Group Rural Doctors Assoication
Chair Female Doctors Association representing rural doctors in practice,industrial and community matters
|Rural Doctors Association
|15/1/2000 - 15/4/2016||
Examiner for RACGP
Jenny acts as an RACGP Examiner examining for the Fellowship Examination and providing support ,supervision and teaching for registrars during their training
|Royal Australian College of General Practitioners
For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.
Chapter (2 outputs)
Journal article (36 outputs)
Mallett LJ, Premkumar V, Brown LJ, May J, Rollo ME, Schumacher TL, 'Total water intake by kilogram of body weight: Analysis of the Australian 2011 to 2013 National Nutrition and Physical Activity Survey.', Nutr Diet, 78 496-505 (2021)
Sutton KP, Beauchamp A, Smith T, Waller S, Brown L, Fisher K, et al., 'Rationale and protocol for the Nursing and Allied Health Graduate Outcomes Tracking (NAHGOT) study: a large-scale longitudinal investigation of graduate practice destinations.', Rural Remote Health, 21 6407 (2021)
Playford D, Masi L, Rowe A, May J, Wharton R, 'Factors associated with Australian female doctors long term, as opposed to short term, rural Family Medicine work', Family Practice, 2021 (2021)
O'Sullivan B, McGrail M, May J, 'Responsive policies needed to secure rural supply from increasing female doctors: A perspective', INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF HEALTH PLANNING AND MANAGEMENT, (2021)
May JA, Scott A, 'The road less travelled: supporting physicians to practice rurally.', Med J Aust, 215 29-30 (2021)
Kocanda L, Schumacher TL, Kerr J, May J, Rollo ME, Neubeck L, Brown LJ, 'Current nutrition practice in cardiac rehabilitation programs', Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation and Prevention, (2021)
Purpose: This study sought to determine current practice regarding nutrition care within cardiac rehabilitation (CR) programs, including perceived barriers and facilitators to pro... [more]
Purpose: This study sought to determine current practice regarding nutrition care within cardiac rehabilitation (CR) programs, including perceived barriers and facilitators to providing nutrition care in this setting. Methods: A cross-sectional survey was conducted in October and November 2019. Potential participants were program coordinators, identified through the Australian Cardiovascular Health and Rehabilitation Association program directory and invited to participate via e-mail. Results: Forty-nine respondents (response rate: 13%) are included in this analysis. Programs provided group (n = 42, 86%) and/or individual (n = 25, 51%) nutrition education, and most were supported by a dietitian (63%). However, the availability of dietitians and nutrition care provided at CR was variable. For example, individual education was consistently provided at 13 programs and usually by health professionals other than dietitians. Eight programs (16%) used a formal behavior change framework for nutrition care. Generally, respondents were positive about the role of nutrition; CR coordinators perceived nutrition as a valuable component of the program, and that they had good nutrition knowledge. An identified barrier was the financial resources available to support the provision of nutrition care. Conclusions: To ensure that patients receive the benefits of evidence-based nutrition care, program staff may require additional support, particularly regarding the use of evidence-based behavior change techniques. Key facilitators that may be leveraged to achieve this include the high value and priority that CR program coordinators place on nutrition care.
Kocanda L, Brain K, Frawley J, Schumacher TL, May J, Rollo ME, Brown LJ, 'The Effectiveness of Randomized Controlled Trials to Improve Dietary Intake in the Context of Cardiovascular Disease Prevention and Management in Rural Communities: A Systematic Review', Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, 121 2046-2070.e1 (2021)
Background: Dietary intake is an important modifiable risk factor for cardiovascular disease. However, to our knowledge, there are no systematic reviews of nutrition interventions... [more]
Background: Dietary intake is an important modifiable risk factor for cardiovascular disease. However, to our knowledge, there are no systematic reviews of nutrition interventions in the context of cardiovascular disease prevention and management within rural communities. This is important to investigate, given the unique geographic, social, and contextual factors associated with rurality. Objective: Our primary objective was to systematically assess evidence on the effectiveness of randomized controlled trials to improve dietary intake in the context of cardiovascular disease prevention and management in rural communities. Methods: Nine electronic databases were searched from inception to June 2020, including MEDLINE, The Cochrane Library, Embase, Emcare, PsycINFO, Scopus, Rural and Remote Health, CINAHL, and AMED. Randomized controlled trials that reported results of interventions with adult, rural populations and measured change in dietary intake compared to usual care, alternative intervention, or no intervention controls were included. Included randomized controlled trials were also assessed according to the TIDieR (Template for Intervention Description and Reporting) checklist and RE-AIM (reach, effectiveness, adoption, implementation, maintenance) framework. Results: Thirteen articles reporting results of randomized controlled trials were identified. Included articles reported a range of nutrition interventions and measured 18 dietary intake outcomes. Most studies (n = 10) demonstrated effectiveness in altering at least 1 dietary intake outcome, including fruit and/or vegetable (n = 9), fiber (n = 2), Dietary Risk Assessment score (n = 2), energy, dairy, carotene, vitamin C and sodium (all n = 1). However, there was wide variation in the reporting of intervention components (according to the TIDieR checklist) and impact (according to RE-AIM framework), resulting in difficulty interpreting the ¿real-world¿ implications of these results. Conclusions: Through this systematic review, we found limited evidence of improvement in dietary intakes due to nutrition interventions in the context of cardiovascular disease prevention and management in rural communities. Fruit and/or vegetable intakes were the most frequently reported dietary intake outcomes, and most likely to be improved across the included studies. Included studies were generally not well reported, which may hinder replication by clinicians and consolidation of the evidence base by other researchers. Given the substantial burden of cardiovascular disease experienced by those living in rural areas of developed countries, additional high-quality nutrition research that acknowledges the complexities of rural health is required.
Kocanda L, Fisher K, Brown LJ, May J, Rollo ME, Collins CE, et al., 'Informing telehealth service delivery for cardiovascular disease management: Exploring the perceptions of rural health professionals', Australian Health Review, 45 241-246 (2021)
Objective: To explore the perceptions of rural health professionals who use telehealth services for cardiovascular health care, including the potential role of telehealth in enhan... [more]
Objective: To explore the perceptions of rural health professionals who use telehealth services for cardiovascular health care, including the potential role of telehealth in enhancing services for this patient group. Methods: Semi-structured interviews were conducted with ten rural health professionals across a range of disciplines, including medicine, nursing and allied health. All study participants were based in the same rural region in New South Wales, Australia. Results: Participant responses emphasised the importance of including rural communities in ongoing dialogue to enhance telehealth services for cardiovascular care. Divergent expectations about the purpose of telehealth and unresolved technology issues were identified as factors to be addressed. Rural health professionals highlighted the importance of all stakeholders coming together to overcome barriers and enhance telehealth services in a collaborative manner. Conclusion: This study contributes to an evolving understanding of how health professionals based in regional Australia experience telehealth services. Future telehealth research should proceed in collaboration with rural communities, supported by policy that actively facilitates the meaningful inclusion of rural stakeholders in telehealth dialogue. What is known about the topic?: Telehealth is frequently discussed as a potential solution to overcome aspects of rural health, such as poor outcomes and limited access to services compared with metropolitan areas. In the context of telehealth and cardiovascular disease (CVD), research that focuses on rural communities is limited, particularly regarding the experiences of these communities with telehealth. What does this paper add?: This paper offers insight into how telehealth is experienced by rural health professionals. The paper highlights divergent expectations of telehealth's purpose and unresolved technological issues as barriers to telehealth service delivery. It suggests telehealth services may be enhanced by collaborative approaches that engage multiple stakeholder groups. What are the implications for practitioners?: The use and development of telehealth in rural communities requires a collaborative approach that considers the views of rural stakeholders in their specific contexts. To improve telehealth services for people living with CVD in rural communities, it is important that rural stakeholders have opportunities to engage with non-rural clinicians, telehealth developers and policy makers.
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, 20 (2020) [C1]
McGirr J, Seal A, Barnard A, Cheek C, Garne D, Greenhill J, et al., 'The Australian Rural Clinical School (RCS) program supports rural medical workforce: Evidence from a crosssectional study of 12 RCSs', Rural and Remote Health, 19 1-9 (2019) [C1]
May J, Brown LJ, Burrows J, 'In-Place Training: Optimizing Rural Health Workforce Outcomes through Rural-Based Education in Australia', Education Sciences, 8 1-9 (2018) [C1]
May J, Walker J, McGrail M, Rolley F, 'It's more than money: Policy options to secure medical specialist workforce for regional centres', Australian Health Review, 41 698-706 (2017) [C1]
Objectives: Regional centres and their rural hinterlands support significant populations of non-metropolitan Australians. Despite their importance in the settlement hierarchy and ... [more]
Objectives: Regional centres and their rural hinterlands support significant populations of non-metropolitan Australians. Despite their importance in the settlement hierarchy and the key medical services provided from these centres, little research has focused on their issues of workforce supply and long-term service requirements. In addition, they are a critical component of the recent growth of 'regional' hub-and-spoke specialist models of service delivery. Methods: The present study interviewed 62 resident specialists in four regional centres, seeking to explore recruitment and retention factors important to their location decision making. The findings were used to develop a framework of possible evidence-informed policies. Results: This article identifies key professional, social and locational factors, several of which are modifiable and amenable to policy redesign, including work variety, workplace culture, sense of community and spousal employment; these factors that can be targeted through initiatives in selection, training and incentives. Conclusions: Commonwealth, state and local governments in collaboration with communities and specialist colleges can work synergistically, with a multiplicity of interdigitating strategies, to ensure a positive approach to the maintenance of a critical mass of long-term rural specialists.
May J, Walker J, McGrail M, Rolley F, 'Corrigendum to: It's more than money: policy options to secure medical specialist workforce for regional centres', Australian health review : a publication of the Australian Hospital Association, 41 717 (2017)
Objectives Regional centres and their rural hinterlands support significant populations of non-metropolitan Australians. Despite their importance in the settlement hierarchy and t... [more]
Objectives Regional centres and their rural hinterlands support significant populations of non-metropolitan Australians. Despite their importance in the settlement hierarchy and the key medical services provided from these centres, little research has focused on their issues of workforce supply and long-term service requirements. In addition, they are a critical component of the recent growth of 'regional' hub-and-spoke specialist models of service delivery.Methods The present study interviewed 62 resident specialists in four regional centres, seeking to explore recruitment and retention factors important to their location decision making. The findings were used to develop a framework of possible evidence-informed policies.Results This article identifies key professional, social and locational factors, several of which are modifiable and amenable to policy redesign, including work variety, workplace culture, sense of community and spousal employment; these factors that can be targeted through initiatives in selection, training and incentives.Conclusions Commonwealth, state and local governments in collaboration with communities and specialist colleges can work synergistically, with a multiplicity of interdigitating strategies, to ensure a positive approach to the maintenance of a critical mass of long-term rural specialists.What is known about the topic? Rural origin increases likelihood of long-term retention to rural locations, with rural clinical school training associated with increased rural intent. Recruitment and retention policy has been directed at general practitioners in rural communities, with little focus on regional centres or medical specialists.What does this study add? Rural origin is associated with regional centre recruitment. Professional, social and locational factors are all moderately important in both recruitment and retention. Specialist medical training for regional centres ideally requires both generalist and subspecialist skills sets. Workforce policy needs to address modifiable factors with four groups, namely commonwealth and state governments, specialist medical colleges and local communities, all needing to align their activities for achievement of long-term medical workforce outcomes.What are the implications for practitioners? Modifiable factors affecting recruitment and retention must be addressed to support specialist models of care in regional centres. Modifiable factors relate to maintenance of a critical mass of practitioners, training a fit-for-purpose workforce and coordinated effort between stakeholders. Although remuneration is important, the decision to stay relates primarily to non-financial factors.
Hudson JN, May JA, 'What influences doctors to work in rural locations?', Med J Aust, 202 5 (2015) [C3]
May JA, 'Clinical service integration: a stocktake of the Australian experience', Future Hospital Journal, 2 142-146 (2015) [C1]
Hudson JN, May JA, 'What influences doctors to work in rural locations? Student background and clinical education act synergistically', MEDICAL JOURNAL OF AUSTRALIA, 202 5-6 (2015)
May J, Carey TA, Curry R, 'Social determinants of health: Whose responsibility?', AUSTRALIAN JOURNAL OF RURAL HEALTH, 21 139-140 (2013) [C3]
Gaw A, Doherty SR, Hungerford P, May JA, 'When death is imminent: Documenting end-of-life decisions', Australian Family Physician, 41 614-617 (2012) [C1]
Magin PJ, May J, McElduff P, Goode SM, Adams J, Cotter GL, 'Occupational violence in general practice: A whole-of-practice problem. Results of a cross-sectional study', Australian Health Review, 35 75-80 (2011) [C1]
Rees M, May JA, Rae KM, 'Is it me? Or is there something in the water? Client decision making in nursing', Australian Journal of Advanced Nursing, 28 67-73 (2011) [C1]
Dennis S, May JA, Perkins D, Zwar N, Sibbald B, Hasan I, 'What evidence is there to support skill mix changes between GPs, pharmacists and practice nurses in the care of elderly people living in the community?', Australian and New Zealand Health Policy, 6 1-7 (2009) [C1]
May JA, Cooper RJ, Magin PJ, Critchley A, 'Integrated models or mayhem? Lessons learnt from three integrated primary health care entities in regional New South Wales', Australian Health Review, 32 595-604 (2008) [C1]
Grotowski M, May JA, 'HPV vaccine catch up schedule: An opportunity for chlamydia screening', Australian Family Physician, 37 529-530 (2008) [C2]
May JA, 'HPV vaccination: A paradigm shift in public health', Australian Family Physician, 36 106-111 (2007) [C1]
May JA, 'Rural remote and metropolitan area 3: The forgotten RRMA', Australian Journal of Rural Health, 15 216-217 (2007) [C1]
|2007||May JA, Jones PD, Cooper RJ, Morrissey MJ, Kershaw G, 'GP perceptions of workforce shortage in a rural setting', Rural and Remote Health, 7 1-6 (2007) [C1]|
|2006||Hayes P, May JA, Martin T, 'Dementia - an epidemic that has arrived', Rural Pharmacy, 25 796-798 (2006) [C3]|
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Conference (44 outputs)
Pond C, Regan C, Ryan N, Grotowski M, Jolly B, May J, Peek K, 'Challenges and opportunities for creating a positive learning environment in general practice for learners at all levels', Berlin, Germany (Virtual Conference) (2020)
Kocanda L, Brown L, Rollo M, Kerr J, Schumacher T, May J, 'Nutrition care at cardiac rehabilitation programs in Australia. Is it evidence based?', Nutrition care at cardiac rehabilitation programs in Australia. Is it evidence based?, Melbourne, Virtual Conference (2020)
Kocanda L, Schumacher T, Kerr J, May J, Rollo M, Brown L, 'Providing nutrition care at cardiac rehabilitation. A survey of current practice and attitudes in Australia', Virtual Conference (2020)
Potter J, Collins C, Byles J, Brown LJ, 'Diet Quality, Cancer Risk and Mortality in Adults: A Systematic Review of Epidemiological Studies', Hobart (2015) [E3]
|2015||May JA, 'Scope of practice in rural Australia - horses for courses? Or a one-horse race?', People Places Possibilities - 13th National Rural Health Conference, Darwin (2015) [E3]|
Fisher KA, Croker A, Smith T, May J, 'Grappling with a shared understanding of 'interprofessional learning': "I know what i mean... but what do we mean"', ANZAHPE-AMEA 2015 Conference, Newcastle (2015) [E3]
|2015||Taylor MA, May J, 'Rural emergency care using place based simulation', ANZAHPE-AMEA 2015 Conference, Newcastle (2015) [E3]|
Fisher KA, Croker A, May J, Smith T, 'Are we on the same page yet?": Using photo-elicitation for shared understandings within an interpretive research team', N/A, Sydney (2014) [E3]
Croker AL, Fisher K, Smith A, May J, 'Of vacuums and scaffolds: Interprofessional learning on a rural clinical placement', The 2013 Practice-Based Education Summit http://csusap.csu.edu.au/~areport/documents/pbe_summit_2013/Handbook.pdf, Sydney, NSW, Australia (2013) [E3]
|2013||May JA, Marsden C, Kurti L, Holloway L, 'Keys to retention: the importance of Working safe in rural and remote Australia ', 12th National Rural Health Conference Handbook, Adelaide (2013) [E3]|
|2013||May JA, Marsden C, Kurti L, Holloway L, 'An exploration of violence experienced by professionals from three sectors delivering key services in rural and remote workplaces', Proceedings of the 12th National Rural Health Conference, Adelaide (2013) [E1]|
Croker AL, May J, Fisher K, Smith A, 'A Moving Feast of Opportunities: How do Students in Rural Areas Learn to Work with other Professions?', Handbook & Program of ANZAHPE 2013 - Professional Development of Health Professional Educators, Melbourne (2013) [E3]
Croker A, Smith AN, Fisher KA, May JA, 'Exploring interprofessional education - Seeing the whole elephant', Symposium Program. Interprofessional Education for Quality Use of Medicines, Newcastle Beach, NSW (2012) [E3]
Goode SM, Magin PJ, Pond CD, May JA, Marshall M, Zwar N, et al., 'Practice-based research networks (PBRNs): A comparison of different models', 2010 Primary Health Care Research Conference: Program & Abstracts, Darwin, NT (2010) [E3]
Rees M, May JA, Rae KM, 'Storming the barricades. Improving rural client outcomes by addressing client decision making barriers', 2010 Primary Health Care Research Conference: Program & Abstracts, Darwin, NT (2010) [E3]
Smith AN, Brown LJ, May JA, Wakely LT, Greaves J, Wolfgang R, et al., 'Interprofessional learning modules: Making undergraduate IPE clinically relevant', All Together Better Health 5 Conference. Program, Sydney, NSW (2010) [E3]
May JA, Magin PJ, 'Occupational violence: A study of the general practice team', 2009 General Practice and Primary Health Care Research Conference: Abstracts and Presentations, Melbourne, VIC (2009) [E3]
Lusumbami P, Rae KM, May JA, 'Smoking in pregnant indigenous women and smoking cessation interventions: A literature review', 2009 General Practice and Primary Health Care Research Conference: Abstracts and Presentations, Adelaide, SA (2009) [E3]
|2009||May JA, 'Integration: It sounds good but what does it mean? Trials and tribulations of a general practice taking on a multidisciplinary focus and employing allied health clinicians', 3rd Rural Health Research Colloquium: Building a Healthier Future Through Research: Program and Abstract Book, Ballina, NSW (2009) [E3]|
|2009||May JA, 'Skill mix in the rural primary health care workforce: Can it be systematised?', Rural Health: The Place to Be: 10th National Rural Health Conference, Cairns, QLD (2009) [E3]|
|2009||Rees M, May JA, 'We've got the ingredients but what's the recipe? Challenges in teamwork for nurse practitioners in a rural area', Rural Health: The Place to Be: 10th National Rural Health Conference, Cairns, QLD (2009) [E3]|
|2008||Dennis S, Zwar N, Griffiths R, Perkins D, May JA, Hasan I, Sibbald B, 'Optimising skill-mix in the primary health care workforce for the care of older Australians', 2008 General Practice & Primary Health Care Research Conference: Program & Abstracts, Hobart, TAS (2008) [E3]|
|2008||May JA, Dennis S, Zwar N, Hasan I, Perkins D, Griffiths R, Sibbald B, 'Skill mix innovation in the primary health care workers: Can this be systematised?', 2008 General Practice & Primary Health Care Research Conference: Program & Abstracts, Hobart, TAS (2008) [E3]|
May JA, Magin PJ, 'Occupational violence in Australian general practice: Its not just about the doctor', Wonca Asia Pacific Regional Conference combined with the RACGP Annual Scientific Convention: Abstract Guide, Melbourne, VIC (2008) [E3]
|2008||May JA, Dennis S, Zwar N, Hasan I, Perkins D, Griffiths R, Sibbald B, 'Skill mix change for older Australians: Can general practice meet the challenge?', Wonca Asia Pacific Regional Conference combined with the RACGP Annual Scientific Convention: Abstract Guide, Melbourne, VIC (2008) [E3]|
|2007||May JA, Barac B, 'Who can do CPR? A team approach to CPR in rural general practice', 2007 General Practice & Primary Health Care Research Conference. Program & Abstracts, Sydney (2007) [E3]|
|2007||Jones PD, May JA, 'Common themes of successful health service models in rural Australia', 2007 Rural Health Research Colloquium. Official Program, Tamworth, NSW (2007) [E3]|
|2007||May JA, 'Profiling the GP workforce in a rural Australian town', 2007 Rural Health Research Colloquium. Official Program, Tamworth, NSW (2007) [E3]|
|2007||Kent S, May JA, Guppy MP, 'Obstetric care in rural Australia: The evidence is right under our noses - but what direction are we heading?', 9th National Rural Health Conference. Abstracts, Albury, NSW (2007) [E3]|
|2007||May JA, Bonomo A, 'Trials and tribulations of practice nurses: Can team-based care become practice?', 9th National Rural Health Conference. Abstracts, Albury, NSW (2007) [E3]|
|2006||May JA, 'Making a Rural Research Project Happen', NSW PHC Research Stream at the 8th Annual Vital Links Forum 2006, Sydney (2006) [E3]|
|2006||May JA, Morrissey MJ, Cooper RJ, Kershaw G, 'Supporting the Rural GP Workforce: Impact of a Managed Practice', Proceedings of the GP & PHC Research Conference, Perth (2006) [E3]|
|2006||May JA, Cooper RJ, Morrissey MJ, Kershaw G, 'The General Practice profile of a rural town in Australia', Proceedings of the GP & PHC Research Conference, Perth (2006) [E3]|
|2006||May JA, Bonomo A, 'Trials and tribulations of Practice Nurses: Can Team Based Care become practice?', Proceedings of the GP & PHC Research Conference, Perth (2006) [E3]|
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Grants and Funding
|Number of grants||9|
Click on a grant title below to expand the full details for that specific grant.
20211 grants / $10,000
An investigation into the association between myocardial infarctions and takeaway food availability in the New England region of the Hunter New England Central Coast Primary Health Network$10,000
Funding body: Hunter New England and Central Coast Primary Health Network (HNECC)
|Funding body||Hunter New England and Central Coast Primary Health Network (HNECC)|
|Project Team||Doctor Tracy Schumacher, Associate Professor Leanne Brown, Professor Jennifer May, Ms Annabelle Williams|
|Type Of Funding||C3200 – Aust Not-for Profit|
20201 grants / $1,029,246
Addressing the evidence gap on medical nutrition therapy for primary and secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease in regional and rural communities$1,029,246
Funding body: Department of Health
|Funding body||Department of Health|
|Project Team||Professor Clare Collins, Professor John Attia, Professor Jennifer May, Professor Andrew Boyle, Doctor Tracy Schumacher, Doctor Megan Rollo, Professor Christine Jorm, John Baillie, Doctor Shanthi Ramanathan|
|Scheme||MRFF - Primary Health Care|
|Type Of Funding||C1300 - Aust Competitive - Medical Research Future Fund|
20192 grants / $441,649
Funding body: Valley to Coast Charitable Trust
|Funding body||Valley to Coast Charitable Trust|
|Project Team||Professor Brian Jolly, Doctor Cathy Regan, Doctor Miriam Grotowski, Doctor Nicole Ryan, Dr KERRY Peek, Professor Dimity Pond, Professor Jennifer May|
|Type Of Funding||C3200 – Aust Not-for Profit|
Funding body: Hunter New England Local Health District
|Funding body||Hunter New England Local Health District|
|Project Team||Professor Jennifer May, Doctor Julie Depczynski, Doctor Julie Depczynski, Mrs Jennifer Lang, Susan Pendlebury|
|Type Of Funding||C2400 – Aust StateTerritoryLocal – Other|
20181 grants / $114,185
The development and implementation of a GP-specific Certificate in Clinical Teaching and Supervision$114,185
Funding body: Valley to Coast Charitable Trust
|Funding body||Valley to Coast Charitable Trust|
|Project Team||Dr KERRY Peek, Professor Brian Jolly, Doctor Cathy Regan, Professor Dimity Pond, Professor Jennifer May, Doctor Miriam Grotowski, Ms Natalie Dodd|
|Type Of Funding||C3200 – Aust Not-for Profit|
20172 grants / $17,792
Funding body: NSW Department of Health
|Funding body||NSW Department of Health|
Dr Phil Hungerford, Dr Karin Fisher, Associate Professor Tony Smith, Mr Jonathon Gourlay, Dr Anne Croker, Professor Jenny May
|Scheme||NSW Regional Health Partners RICH Outcomes Research Grants|
|Type Of Funding||Other Public Sector - State|
Feasibility and engagement strategies for a cardiovascular disease prevention program targeting a high need, low health literacy rural community.$7,792
Funding body: University of Newcastle
|Funding body||University of Newcastle|
|Project Team||Doctor Tracy Schumacher, Associate Professor Leanne Brown, Professor Jennifer May, Professor Clare Collins, Professor Andrew Boyle|
|Scheme||Linkage Pilot Research Grant|
|Type Of Funding||Internal|
20091 grants / $21,000
APHCRI Travelling Fellowship$21,000
Funding body: APHCRI
|Type Of Funding||Other Public Sector - Commonwealth|
20071 grants / $9,087
Occupational violence in general practice: a cross-sectional study of GPs and general practice staff$9,087
Funding body: Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP)
|Funding body||Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP)|
|Project Team||Professor Jennifer May, Conjoint Professor Parker Magin|
|Scheme||Family Medical Care, Education and Research Grant|
|Type Of Funding||Contract - Aust Non Government|
Number of supervisions
|Commenced||Level of Study||Research Title||Program||Supervisor Type|
|2018||PhD||Factors Involved in Translating Nutrition Knowledge to a High Risk Rural Population for the Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease||PhD (Medicine), College of Health, Medicine and Wellbeing, The University of Newcastle||Co-Supervisor|
August 12, 2020
July 10, 2019
February 22, 2017
November 3, 2014
Professor Jennifer May
Betty Fyffe Chair of Rural Health and Director, University of Newcastle Department of Rural Health
University Newcastle Department of Rural Health
College of Health, Medicine and Wellbeing
|Location||Tamworth Base Hospital