Centre for Remote Health

Emma Bugden, 2017 Winner of the Gayle Woodford Memorial ScholarshipCongratulations to Emma Bugden, 2017 winner of the Gayle Woodford Memorial Scholarship, jointly sponsored by CRANAplus and the Centre for Remote Health.

Emma began her Nursing career as an Enrolled Nurse in 2011 and went on to qualify as a Registered Nurse in 2014. Emma has lived and worked in regional and remote areas for the majority of her life and raised her family as a sole parent during her studies. She requested Alice Springs for her eight-week undergraduate placement, and accepted a graduate position at the Alice Springs Hospital rather than a city based hospital. She began as a Project Manager/Research Nurse with Menzies School of Health Research in September 2015 and is also currently a clinical facilitator for Flinders University nursing students undertaking placements in Central Australia. She is a Stage 3 candidate for the 2017 Australian College of Nursing Emerging Nurse Leader program and expects to be complete with a High Achiever’s Award next month.

Flinders NT & Centre for Remote Health Pharmacy Academic, Tobias Speare with his sons Sebastian (left) and Rohan (right)Congratulations to Flinders NT and Centre for Remote Health Pharmacy Academic, Tobias Speare who has been invited to join the newly formed NT Clinical Senate.

The NT Clinical Senate was formed with the intention of achieving the best health and wellbeing for all Territorians through the development, management and performance of the public health system. Recommendations will be provided to the Department of Health Chief Executive Officer to ensure high quality clinical governance and decision making.

Toby is honoured to be able to contribute to the health of people in the Northern Territory.


Patient-Perspective Care by Professor Tim CareyProfessor Tim Carey, Fulbright Scholar and Director the Flinders University Centre for Remote Health, has been made a board member and fellow of the Australian Psychological Society.

Based at Antioch University New England in leafy New Hampshire, Professor Carey is currently investigating more equitable global health systems as the Northern Territory Fulbright Senior Scholar for 2017-2018.

He is also completing a new book entitled Patient-Perspective Care: A new paradigm for health systems and services, to be published by Routledge in December 2017.

The book describes the worldwide problem of inappropriate health care, which leads to overuse of ineffective treatments and the underuse of simple and inexpensive interventions which result in billions of dollars of wasted health services annually.

Disability students: Naomi Tuckett, Charlotte Gobec, Rhianna Brooks, Kia Bedson with CRH Allied Health Academic, Annie FarthingFour students undertaking a Bachelor of Disability and Developmental Education at Flinders University in Adelaide recently took the opportunity to complete part of their placement program in Alice Springs through the Centre for Remote Health (CRH) .

Naomi Tuckett, Charlotte Gobec, Rhianna Brooks and Kia Bedson completed their two-week placements at Gillen Primary School and Acacia Hill School.

Support offered to students by CRH includes the use of bicycles at no cost. This enables students to get to and from their placement locations easily. They can even get out and explore the town and surrounds during their free time.

Find out more about student placements in Central Australia


Professor Tim Carey with his participation medalProfessor Tim Carey, Director of the Centre for Remote Health, recently finished an impressive run in the New York marathon earlier this month.

Professor Carey ran the race, which takes in the five boroughs of New York – Staten Island, Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx, and Manhattan – in three hours, 38 minutes and 30 seconds.

“The marathon is 26.2 miles long (42.2 km) and I had a goal to run in it under four hours, so it was great to do that,” says Professor Carey.

The New York marathon began in 1970 and, with 51,394 participants last year, has set the record for the largest marathon in the world.

This year, an estimated 2.5 million spectators lined the race route to cheer on runners.

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