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.
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An explanation of turnover intention among early-career nursing and allied health professi..
Work challenges negatively affecting the job satisfaction of early career community mental..
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The Whole-of-Person Retention Improvement Framework: A Guide for Addressing Health Workforce Challenges in the Rural Context.
Journal article | 2020 | International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
People living in rural places face unique challenges due to their geographic isolation and often experience poorer health outcomes..
Work challenges negatively affecting the job satisfaction of early career community mental health professionals working in rural Australia: findings from a qualitative study
Catherine Cosgrave, Myfanwy Maple, Rafat Hussain
Journal article | 2018 | The Journal of Mental Health Training, Education and Practice
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Honours, Awards and Fellowships
Rural Allied Health Retention Project Manager
Doctorate of Philosophy
University of New England
Masters of Arts
Bachelors of Commerce
University of Melbourne