Centre for Remote Health

Nicole HarwoodNicole Harwood is the 2017 recipient of the award for Outstanding Academic Achievement in the Charles Darwin University Master of Nursing (Nurse Practitioner).

The award, sponsored by the Centre for Remote Health (CRH) was presented by Professor Tim Carey, CRH Director, at the Engineering, Health Science and the Environment (EHSE) Prize Giving Ceremony held on 31 May 2017.


Professor Tim Carey and Tanja Hirvonen, Centre for Remote HealthThe National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) recently held a series of workshops to develop Road Map III: A strategic framework for improving Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health through research.

The purpose of the workshops held in various locations around the country including Thursday Island, was to review Road Maps I and II and to make recommendations for Roadmap III. This will help form the guidelines around the way in which the NHMRC fund Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health research.

Centre for Remote Health’s Director Professor Tim Carey and Mental Health Academic, Tanja Hirvonen attended the Darwin workshop in May and were grateful for the opportunity to contribute to such an important initiative. More than 30 people attended the workshop including staff from Charles Darwin University, Flinders NT, the Northern Territory Government, and the Menzies School of Health Research.


Dr Rosalie SchultzDr Rosalie Schultz, Flinders University PhD student is investigating Caring for Country programs which are creating a revolution in relationships between Aboriginal people and non-indigenous Australians. A convergence of interests – business, environmental, legal, and educational are enabling this transformation, and achieving social, economic and health benefits.

Caring for Country reflects recognition of the meaning of health for Aboriginal people. Health is not comprised entirely of individual indicators but recognises social, emotional, cultural and environmental aspects.




Research Staff Alice SpringsAn innovative health science centre in Alice Springs has become the first Aboriginal-led collaboration to receive formal Federal Government recognition for delivery of regional health research and improved evidence-based health care.

In Alice Springs yesterday, the Federal Minister for Indigenous Health and Aged Care Ken Wyatt announced that the Central Australia Academic Health Science Centre (CAAHSC) will be recognised as a national Centre for Innovation in Regional Health by Australia’s peak funding body for medical research, the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC).

The research initiative, covering an area of more than 1 million square kilometres, will assist some of the most disadvantaged communities in Australia.

“This well-deserved recognition has been won through landmark research, ranging from strategies to combat diabetes in pregnancy and viral infections to the impact of remote art centres on community health,” Mr Wyatt says, who also announced $225,000 in seed funding from the Medical Research Future Fund’s Rapid Applied Research Translation program.

Remote Area Nurses training requirements to support palliative care for Indigenous patients in rural and remote communities - A RAN’s perspective

Michele Holloway, student in the Master of Remote and Indigenous Health, together with the Centre for Remote Health are currently conducting a study to determine what training requirements are needed to enable remote area nurses to confidently and competently offer palliative care to Indigenous patients in a rural or remote setting.

The questionnaire is available on the following Survey Monkey web link https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/YCLGFVW

Questionnaire responses will be analysed, and interviews conducted, by Michele Holloway.

All information will be confidential and only de-identified information will be published.

If you are willing to complete the questionnaire please follow the link above. If you are willing to be interviewed for this study, please contact Michele Holloway on 0429 690 198 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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