Our Publications

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
In Australia, the agricultural industry experiences the highest fatality rate per number of workers. The blurred division between the farm as a workplace and...
September 16, 2022
Child farm-related injuries - the unique challenges of the farming
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
High-Heat Days and Presentations to Emergency Departments in Regional Victoria, Australia
This retrospective cohort study aimed to determine if Emergency Department (ED) presentations across the south-west region of Victoria, Australia, increased on...
February 15, 2022
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