I taught mathematics, science and literature in senior secondary schools in South Australia, Western Australia and Tonga and later completed a PhD in the University of Western Australia's Faculty of Medicine, School of Population Health.
From 1996 to 2004 I led the rural component of the South Australian Council of Australian Governments (COAG) Coordinated Care Trial and the Sharing Health Care SA chronic disease self management demonstration project run through the Spencer Gulf Rural Health School. Between 2003 and 2008, I was a chief investigator with the first NH&MRC funded Centre of Clinical Research Excellence (CCRE) in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health in Australia. More recently (2007-2014), I was appointed Director of the Flinders University Centre for Gambling research and manager of the Statewide Gambling Therapy Service in South Australia.
In 2014 I was appointed Director of the Greater Green Triangle University Department of Rural Health in Warrnambool, Victoria and I am currently the Director of the recently formed Deakin Rural Health unit in Deakin University.
PhD: Faculty of Medicine, University of Western Australia (chronic condition management)
Honorary Professor, Deakin University School of Medicine, Faculty of Health (2015)
Director, Australian Rural Health Education Network (ARHEN) (2014)
Academic status (Professor) Flinders University (2016)
Rural Health, Aboriginal Health, chronic condition management and self-management & mental health science research topics
: Gambling in Vietnamese Communities: access to treatment
: Development of a Brief Unilateral Family Intervention for Partners of Problem Gamblers
: Gambling / Mental Health Treatment RCT
; CCSM and hospital costs
; Primary care
|Location:||Flinders Medical Centre|
|Postal address:||PO Box 423, Warrnambool 3280, Victoria|