Since 2002 the Department (formerly Greater Green Triangle University Department of Rural Health) has established an extensive research and evaluation program as part of its commitment to creating a ‘network of excellence’ in health service, public health and workforce research.
The Department has been involved in the development and implementation of a range of research projects that examine the clinical pathways for the co-morbidities of depression, diabetes and coronary heart disease, and has helped establish best practice for more efficient use of health service resources and improvements in quality of patient care.
Deakin Rural Health’s research program is driven by contemporary health issues and focuses on research on the chronic diseases diabetes, depression and cardiovascular disease; quality improvement in health service delivery; and, workforce issues related to the recruitment and retention of health professionals.
We are proud of the achievements of the following past and present staff who have successfully completed their PhD whilst working with Greater Green Triangle University Department of Rural Health and Deakin Rural Health.
Stewart, Ruth Alison. PhD Doctorate, 2011 – “Lessons From The Development Of A Maternity Managed Clinical Network In A Low Volume Rural Context”
Mc Namara, Kevin Peter. PhD Doctorate, 2012 – “The Feasibility of Implementing Cardiovascular Disease Prevention Programs in Community Pharmacy”
Morgan, Mark. PhD Doctorate, 2016 – “Collaborative care for co-morbid depression, heart disease and diabetes in Australian general”