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Dr

Cath Cosgrave

Rural Allied Health Retention Project Manager
Rural Health
recruitment and retention
rural training
science & technology
life sciences & biomedicine
retention
australia
humans
rural health services
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.

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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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Positions


Rural Allied Health Retention Project Manager

Rural Health

Education


Doctorate of Philosophy

University of New England

Masters of Arts

Monash University

Bachelors of Commerce

University of Melbourne