Farmer Health Blog

Meet the Team! Claire McKay
Ladies and gentlemen, let me introduce you to Claire McKay. Claire joined the NCFH as a Research Assistant in 2021, using her Honours in Health and Medical...
October 15, 2021
Meet the Team! Morna Semmens
Meet Morna Semmens - our wonderful Agrisafe Clinician and Registered Nurse. When she is not looking after our local farmers through her work at the AgriSafe...
October 1, 2021
The most important aspect of a healthy farm is still a healthy...
Our former Director, Dr Susan Brumby, reflects on the past 13 years of the National Centre for Farmer Health.
September 1, 2021
Directors Blog - Podcast with the University of Iowa: Knowing the...
This week, Alexis and Steve from the University of Iowa welcome Dr. Susan Brumby to the program. Dr. Brumby is the founding director of the National Centre for...
December 8, 2020
Directors Blog – Hearten up! Heart health matters
by Dr Susan BrumbyTwitter: @brumby_susan Your heart is an amazing pump. Weighing in at 300 grams it  pumps 6500 – 7000 litres per day[1]. Every day...
September 22, 2020
Directors Blog – Farmer Health Matters: Heads up with mask wearing
A recent paper indicated that whilst handwashing and social distancing are appropriate, they are insufficient to provide protection from virus-carrying...
September 1, 2020
Directors Blog – Farmer Health Matters and Farm Safety Week
by Dr Susan BrumbyTwitter: @brumby_susan Across Australia 27% of all workplace fatalities occur in the agriculture, forestry and fishing industries and yet...
September 1, 2020
2017 July - Director's Blog - Target Zero!
Target Zero! As farm safety week comes to an end, I have been pondering again why the agriculture, forestry and fishing fatality rate has remained unchanged...
July 20, 2017
2016 February - Director's Blog - Pulses!
Pulses! by Susan Brumby. When I read it was the International Year of the Pulse, I immediately thought of measuring heart rates. Having a pulse and keeping it...
February 2, 2016