Our Publications

How healthy are the healthcare staff in a rural health service? A cross sectional study
Summary: The research reports that: Healthcare workers operate in a stressful environment; with rotating shifts impacting health and recent evidence suggesting...
March 28, 2024
Which Technologies Make Australian Farm Machinery Safer? A Decision Support Tool for Agricultural Safety Effectiveness
This project combined systems engineers, farm safety researchers, work health and safety inspectorate and policymakers with the aim of designing a way in which...
March 5, 2024
Influencing a Culture of Safety on Farms
A report from the National Centre for Farmer Health (NCFH), Hamilton and the Institute for Safety, Compensation and Recovery Research (ISCRR) summarising the...
June 7, 2023
Co-designing a peer-led model of delivering behavioural activation for people living with depression or low mood in Australian farming communities
This paper describes the findings of a co-design phase informing the development of a peer (farmer)-led approach for delivering BA for farmers living with...
April 11, 2023
Steering Straight: Adapting suicide risk safety planning as a prevention-focused self-management resource for the Australian farming community
This paper draws on the principles of suicide risk safety planning to co-design a farming community resource for preventing and managing risks to mental health.
February 16, 2023
Utilizing the Delphi method to develop parent and child surveys to understand exposure to farming hazards and attitudes toward farm safety
This study aimed to develop parent and child surveys to gain a greater understanding of children's (5–14 years) exposure to occupational risk on farms by...
January 12, 2023
Some differences but all at risk: Improving farm safety for young people—An Australian experience
This paper describes how the international Gear Up for Ag Health and Safety™ program was further developed for a younger Australian audience (ages 12–19)...
November 9, 2022
From co-design to co-production: Approaches, enablers, and constraints in developing a public health, capacity-building solution
Investigating how co-designed knowledge can be translated to co-produce a public health capacity-building solution for difficult-to-engage population groups...
October 20, 2022
Participant perspectives of an online co-design process to develop a mental health and wellbeing platform for primary producers
Using an online co-design method to develop a preventative mental health and well-being web-based platform for primary producers was novel.
September 16, 2022
Child farm-related injuries - the unique challenges of the farming workspace
In Australia, the agricultural industry experiences the highest fatality rate per number of workers. The blurred division between the farm as a workplace and...
March 18, 2022
Co-designing the translation of research into practice to support mentally healthy workplaces in agricultural industries
Australian agriculture is vulnerable to an ageing and deceasing workforce, increasing technological demands, global markets, climate change and uncertainty.
March 18, 2022
So did I pass the assessment? Following farm safety checklists to understand pesticide risk reduction using an actor-network theory approach.
Farmers are responsible for workplace safety which includes family, employees, contactors, visitors and themselves. Tragically farming injuries, illness and...
March 18, 2022