Our Publications

Mental health at the COVID-19 frontline: An assessment of distress, fear, and coping among staff and attendees at screening clinics of rural/regional settings of Victoria, Australia
An assessment of distress, fear, and coping among staff and attendees at screening clinics of rural/regional settings of Victoria, Australia.
December 15, 2021
Rural suicide risk and physical ill health: A qualitative study of the Victorian Suicide Register, 2009-2015
Abstract Objective To gain new insight into contextual factors shaping how physical ill health acts as a stressor in rural suicides—informing the development...
November 9, 2021
Self-management of diabetes and associated comorbidities in rural and remote communities: a scoping review
Abstract Chronic health conditions are more prevalent in rural and remote areas than in metropolitan areas; living in rural and remote areas may present...
July 29, 2021
What farmers want from mental health and wellbeing-focused websites and online interventions
Abstract Introduction Farming is a physically and psychologically hazardous occupation and farmers face numerous attitudinal and structural barriers to...
July 8, 2021
Child Farm-Related Injury in Australia: A Review of the Literature
Abstract Children on farms have been identified as a population vulnerable to injury. This review seeks to identify child farm-related injury rates in...
June 4, 2021
Mental health in the commercial fishing industry: Modern uncertainties and traditional risks
Abstract Commercial fishers face a range of stressors that impact physical and mental health. However, there is limited research on the level of mental...
May 25, 2021
Translating Co-Design from Face-to-Face to Online: An Australian Primary Producer Project Conducted during COVID-19
Abstract Primary producers face considerable risks for poor mental health. While this population can be difficult to engage in programs to prevent poor mental...
April 14, 2021
A comparison of farming and non‐farming related suicides from the United States’ National Violent Deaths Reporting System, 2003–2016
Farmers are at higher risk of suicide than other occupations and the general population. The complex suicide risk factors have not been examined in a large,...
January 18, 2021
Farmers, Suicide Literacy and Suicide Stigma - The Ripple Effect
Background: Globally many farming populations have been identified as having higher rates of suicide, in comparison to those living in metropolitan, rural and...
October 1, 2020
Does 20-Minute Rounding Reduce Falls in an Aged-Care Setting? A Pilot Intervention Study.
Highlights The study investigated if 20-min rounding reduced falls in aged-care facilities. Overall, falls were reduced for residents of the aged-care...
September 19, 2020
Agricultural health and medicine education—Engaging rural professionals to make a difference to farmers' lives
Despite continued higher rates of workplace injuries, earlier morbidity and mortality and challenging climatic environments, few formal programs focus on the...
August 18, 2020
The Ripple Effect: A digital intervention to reduce suicide stigma among farming men
Compared with the general population, Australian farmers—particularly men—have been identified as at greater risk of suicide. A complex range of factors...
August 17, 2020