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Dr

Cath Cosgrave

Rural Allied Health Retention Project Manager
Rural Health
recruitment and retention
rural training
life sciences & biomedicine
science & technology
retention
australia
public, environmental & occupational health
issues
occupational therapists
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Dr

Cath Cosgrave

 
Division
Medicine, Dentistry And Health Sciences
 
Primary Interest
rural clinical placements - Nursing and allied health
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Dr

Cath Cosgrave

 

I am a social science researcher interested in the lived experiences of people living and working in rural settings. My research specialisations are rural health workforce, recruitment and retention of nursing and allied health professionals; sub-specialisations include: early-career and newcomer health professionals from non-rural backgrounds.

I am interested in participatory community-based research approaches and my specific methodological expertise is in participatory action research and grounded theory. My research involves working in partnership with health and community services/groups to develop new, whole-of-person/whole-of-community solutions to health workforce shortages and for addressing the psycho-social needs of newcomer health workers to rural towns. I also have extensive program/project evaluation expertise in the health and community sectors. I am committed to improving access to and the quality of health services for rural communities, especially addressing the health and wellbeing needs of vulnerable population groups, in particular people living with mental illness and their families and carers.

Projects

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Additional Information

Current rural health workforce research project:I am currently piloting (2017-2019), in partnership with two rural Victorian public health services - an individualised, place-based whole-of-person retention improvement support program. The program targets allied health and nursing professionals who are in early career and/or are newcomers to living in a rural town. The program provides support across the life domains of workplace, career and psycho-social and is tailored to each individual workers’ particular career and life stage. The project goal is to improve job, professional and personal satisfaction levels of new rural health workers to reduce avoidable turnover. The project is using a participatory action research methodology and uses mixed methods. It is also informed by a whole-of-person retention framework that was developed in an earlier study investigating the turnover intentions of public sector mental health workers in rural and remote NSW.

Scholarly Works

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Honours, Awards and Fellowships

2018

Winston Churchill Memorial Trust - 2018 Churchill Fellowship-Sponsored by the Jack Brockhoff Foundation

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Credentials

Positions

Positions


Rural Allied Health Retention Project Manager

Rural Health

Education

Education


Doctorate of Philosophy

University of New England

Masters of Arts

Monash University

Bachelors of Commerce

University of Melbourne

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