Sexual Health Promotion and Education (Rural and remote communities)
Social Determinants of Health (The health of rural peoples)
Vaccine Preventable Diseases (Accelerated uptake of vaccines in resource-poor settings)
Dr Alan Crouch is a practitioner researcher with more than thirty years experience in global health programs. Prior to joining the Rural Health Academic Centre of the Melbourne Medical School (Ballarat Campus), he undertook a range of roles across population health disciplines with a diverse group of organisations including the Australian Agency for International Development, the Pan American Health Organization, the United Nations Children's Fund, The World Bank, the World Health Organisation and the Tropical Population Health Unit in Cairns, Queensland. In these roles, Alan was responsible for the implementation of more than thirty major health projects including formative research into sexual health and HIV/AIDS prevention, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health, childhood immunisation and other health system strengthening projects in Australia, Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, Latin America, the Caribbean and the Western Pacific. Alan's current research interests include the social determinants of health disadvantage and inequity in rural Victoria and globally.