Centre for Remote Health

Outstanding NT supervisors celebratedThe Flinders NT Supervisor Recognition awards were announced at an event on 11 December 2019, recognising staff who go above and beyond their usual duties to supervise students undertaking clinical placements in their chosen career.

The awards ceremony was streamed via video link, connecting locations in Darwin, Alice Springs, Tennant Creek, Katherine and Nhulunbuy with the occasion well attended at all sites.

More than 120 nominations were received this year, representing the amazing depth of experience, passion and commitment to preparing our future allied health, nursing and medical workforce.

The event was a terrific acknowledgement of clinical supervisors and their role in shaping the future workforce through outstanding support, mentorship and education of students.

A new perspectiveEarlier this year Olivia Hawkins, Nursing student from University Technology Sydney, completed a three-week placement at the Alice Springs Hospital, supported by Flinders NT.

Flinders NT placement support includes a one-day workshop on Central Australian Aboriginal Cultures and Context, access to subsidised student accommodation, and fortnightly Interprofessional sessions.

Cherishing the knowledge and skills she gained, Olivia says that her placement experience has increased her desire to work in a rural or remote area after graduation.

Read about her experience below as published in the Spring 2019 edition of the CRANAplus Magazine.

Ray James Award goes to Interplay ProjectCongratulations to a Flinders University team of Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal researchers who have received the 2019 Ray James Award for excellence and innovation in health promotion research, by the Australian Health Promotion Association (APHA).

Centre for Remote Health PhD candidate Dr Rosalie Schultz, Associate Professor Sheree Cairney together with Senior Aboriginal Community Researchers Tammy Abbott and Jessica Yamaguchi, received the award for their paper: Injury prevention through employment as a priority for wellbeing among Aboriginal people in remote Australia, based on findings of the Interplay Research project.

Flinders NT finalists in Sustainability of Healthcare AwardFlinders NT is excited to announce that three staff members from Alice Springs were recently recognised at Bond University’s Sustainability of Healthcare Awards.

Kathleen Martin, an Arrernte woman and Lecturer in Indigenous Health at the Poche Centre for Indigenous Health, together with two Centre for Remote Health employees – Barbara Richards, an Anmatjere woman and Academic Lead/Lecturer in Indigenous Knowledges and Culture, and Robert Charles, an Anmatjere man and Indigenous Facilitator, were present at this prestigious event as finalists in the Educational Award – for increasing understanding in students of sustainable health.

Applying social psychology to wellbeing challengesCongratulations to Centre for Remote Health Research Fellow, Mikaela Cibich, who was recently awarded a Doctor of Philosophy (Clinical Psychology) from Flinders University.

Mikaela’s PhD investigated how social identity processes influence the behavioural and psychological consequences of shame. During her candidature, she also completed her clinical training to become a Registered Psychologist.

Mikaela is applying her expertise in social identity processes and mental health to co-design an intervention to reduce alcohol-related harms with youth in Alice Springs.

Recently she gave a presentation at the Flinders University College of Medicine and Public Health Emerging Leaders Showcase titled, “The design of a pilot strategy to minimise alcohol-related harms amongst youth in Alice Springs”. It was a presentation of a project that Mikaela had been undertaking with Margaret Carey and Tim Carey. The presentation won a prize for the best poster presentation in the theme “Healthy Communities”. The prize is an animated abstract by Animate Your Science, a company that turn abstracts into an animation to improve the dissemination of findings.

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