We drive real change in rural health through collaborative research across the state
RCSWA research takes a life course approach to improving the health outcomes of our communities. Our research spans from pre-birth through to end of life care and healthy aging. We take a family-centred and community approach to our research while incorporating the concepts of developmental origins of health and disease to improve health service delivery and health outcomes. Professor Julia Marley
Senior Principal Research Fellow RCSWA
Research Steering Committee
The Research Steering Committee supports students, established researchers and medical professionals who want to engage in research projects focused on rural medicine.
Our research philosophy and approach focuses on health issues that are relevant to rural and remote locations, especially questions that cannot readily be explored in a city context and that provide some real possibilities of outcomes within our communities.
The Committee assesses all requests for collaboration and reviews the Doctor of Medicine projects proposed by RCSWA students. If you have a passion for rural research or simply want to find out more, we’d love to hear from you.
UWA Scholarly Activity Research Stream students commence an appropriately designed research project in an area of interest, under the supervision of an RCSWA academic staff member. There are three research units that focus on learning to conduct high quality research aimed at improving health outcomes, clinical audits or systematic reviews that addresses important gaps in clinical knowledge. Students will be able to demonstrate the acquisition of basic skills and training necessary for research in their chosen field.
There may be opportunities for other interested students to be involved in research. Please contact the Scholarly Activities Rural Research Coordinator for more information.