Presentations

Community presentation sessions

We can offer a number of community information sessions on a range of health, wellbeing or safety topics.  Our presenters are trained agrihealth professionals who understand the challenges of living and working on the land.  We will work with you to determine the most appropriate topics to suit your needs.

We can also provide take home resources such as the Managing Stress on the Farm, Managing Health on the Farm or Managing Safety on the farm booklets.

Important information

If you would like more information any of our programs or to discuss your interest in having us attend your next community event, please contact:

Cecilia Fitzgerald
Business Development & Industry Engagemet Manager
03 5551 8533

Past presentations

Presentations 2019
Centurion University Health & Lifestyle Assessments: Susan Brumby Centurion University, India January 2019
Presentations 2018
‘The Ripple Effect of farmer wellbeing’ Invited Keynote/Guest Speaker: Alison Kennedy Victorian Mountain Cattlemen’s Association Get Together, Omeo VIC January 2018 Sustainable Farm Families introduction Community presentation: Tracey Hatherell Best Wool Best Lamb Hamilton meeting, Tahara VIC February 2018 Sustainable Farm Families introduction Community presentation: Tracey Hatherell Best Wool Best Lamb Hamilton meeting, Tahara VIC February 2018 From Inside the Farm Gate: Rural Women’s Stories of Thriving and Surviving Conference presentation: Alison Kennedy Thriving Women Conference, Hahndorf SA February 2018 Bright Futures’ Stakeholder Workshop Research workshop / Presentation: Alison Kennedy Bright Futures’, Melbourne VIC March 2018 From Inside the Farm Gate: Rural Women’s Stories of Thriving and Surviving Conference presentation: Alison Kennedy, Molly McNamara Women on Farms Gathering 2018, Rosebud VIC March 2018 Managing Stress on the Farm Community presentation: Alison Kennedy Look Over the Farm Gate Community Event, Maldon VIC March 2018 Managing Stress Community presentation: Tristan Brumby Rendell Geelong P & A Society AGM, Geelong VIC March 2018 Bright Futures’ Youth Workshop Bright Futures’ Research workshop/ Presentation: Alison Kennedy Youth Workshop, Camperdown VIC March 2018 Making a Difference to Farmers’ Lives Invited Keynote/Guest Speaker: Jacquie Cotton Victorian Mens Shed Association Luncheon Hamilton VIC March 2018 Tatyoon Post Frost recovery Community presentation: Tam Phillips Tatyoon VIC March 2018 Making a Difference to Farmers’ Lives Community presentation: Alison Kennedy CWA Evening, Dunkeld VIC May 2018 Making a Difference to Farmers’ Lives Community presentation: Alison Kennedy, Jacquie Cotton CWA – North East VIC May 2018 From Inside the Farm Gate: Rural Women’s Stories of Thriving and Surviving Community presentation: Alison Kennedy, Molly McNamara CWA – State Conference, Williamstown VIC May 2018 Birchip Cropping Group Community Network Guest speaker: Jacquie Cotton Birchip VIC June 2018 AFI Conference Invited Keynote/Guest Speaker: Susan Brumby Sydney NSW June 2018 The Ripple Effect Invited Keynote/Guest Speaker: Alison Kennedy, Susan Brumby Presentation to Faculty of Department of Medical Psychology, Hamburg Germany June 2018 ISASH Conference Across the globe: a comparison of clinical risk factors of farmers in Victoria, Australia and Alberta, Canada Conference presentation: Tracey Hatherell Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada June 2018 CROP HARVEST (Habits, Attitudes, Resources, Viability, Education, Skills, Thinking): evaluating farmer attitudes and behaviours Conference presentation: Jacquie Cotton ISASH Conference Halifax, Nova Scotia CANADA June 2018 In field Personalised Cholinesterase Assessment Project – A foundation for identification & informed intervention Conference presentation: Jacquie Cotton ISASH Conference Halifax, Nova Scotia CANADA June 2018 Farmer Discussion Group – Stress Community presentation: Alison Kennedy Korumburr VIC July 2018 VFF Meeting – Stress Community presentation: Alison Kennedy Leongatha VIC July 2018 ORM/GRDC Presentation Understanding and supporting the health and wellbeing of farming communities Invited Keynote/Guest Speaker: Alison Kennedy Birchip VIC July 2018 Nareen Healthy Farmers – Stress Community presentation: Alison Kennedy Nareen VIC July 2018 Suicide Prevention Australia LIFE Awards – Acceptance of Emerging Research Award Recipient: Alison Kennedy Suicide Prevention Australia LIFE Awards, Adelaide SA July 2018 Australian Fodder Industry Association – Fatigue Conference presentation: Tristan Brumby Rendell Adelaide SA July 2018 Understanding Chemical Exposure and Sustainable Farm families overview Invited Keynote/Guest Speaker: Jacquie Cotton South West Prime Lamb Group, Hamilton VIC July 2018 Chemical exposure in Australian Farmers Invited Keynote/Guest Speaker: Jacquie Cotton Bayer Animal Health – Sheep Dippers forum, Sydney NSW July 2018 Understanding and supporting the health and wellbeing of farming communities Invited Keynote/Guest Speaker: Amelia Cotrell GRDC Farm Business Update, Wagga Wagga NSW August 2018 Managing Stress on the Farm Invited Keynote/Guest Speaker: Alison Kennedy Australian Potato Growers Conference, Melbourne VIC August 2018 Australian Potato Growers Conference Invited Keynote/Guest Speaker: Jacquie Cotton Melbourne VIC August 2018 Understanding and supporting the health and wellbeing of farming communities Invited Keynote/Guest Speaker: Susan Brumby GRDC Farm Business Update, Adelaide SA August 2018 Making a difference to Farmers Lives Invited Keynote/Guest Speaker Jacquie Cotton CWA – East Wimmera Conference, Birchip VIC August 2018 Understanding and supporting the health and wellbeing of farming communities Invited Keynote/Guest Speaker: Alison Kennedy GRDC Farm Business Update, Launceston TAS August 2018 The Ripple Effect: Findings and next steps Invited Keynote/Guest Speaker: Alison Kennedy Loddon Healthy Minds Suicide Prevention Forum, Inglewood VIC August 2018 From Inside the Farm Gate: Rural Women’s Stories of Thriving and Surviving Invited Keynote/Guest Speaker: Alison Kennedy Elders Women in Ag Day, Hamilton VIC September 2018 Agrichemical exposure in Victorian farmers – Monitoring, measuring and making a difference Conference presentation: Jacquie Cotton NCFH Conference, Hamilton VIC September 2018 Beyond the Fenceline: Health, Wellbeing and Safety of Farming Communities Conference presentation: Jacquie Cotton NCFH Conference, Hamilton VIC September 2018 From Inside the Farm Gate: Rural Women’s Stories of Thriving and Surviving Conference presentation: Alison Kennedy NCFH Conference, Hamilton VIC September 2018 The Ripple Effect goal setting Conference presentation Alison Kennedy NCFH Conference, Hamilton VIC September 2018 From Inside the Farm Gate: Rural Women’s Stories of Thriving and Surviving Conference presentation: Alison Kennedy Western Alliance Symposium, Hamilton VIC September 2018 Making a difference to Farmers’ Lives Invited Keynote/Guest Speaker: Jacquie Cotton Australian Medical Students Association – Rural Health Summit, Albury NSW September 2018 Beyond the Fenceline: Health, Wellbeing and Safety of Farming Communities Conference presentation: Jacquie Cotton FarmSafe Conference, Townsville QLD October 2018 In Field Personalised Cholinesterase Assessment Project – a foundation for identification and informed intervention Conference presentation: Jacquie Cotton FarmSafe Conference, Townsville QLD October 2018 A broader understanding of farmer health, wellbeing and safety Invited Keynote/Guest Speaker: Alison Kennedy School of Medicine Day, Waurn Ponds VIC October 2018 Farmer mental health/NCFH resources presentation Invited Keynote/Guest Speaker: Alison Kennedy Rural Financial Counselling Service Conference, Melbourne VIC October 2018 Farmer Health Invited Keynote/Guest Speaker: Susan Brumby West Wimmera Health AGM, Nhill VIC November 2018 Mental Health Breakfast Panel: Lauren McDonald Rural Financial Counselling Service, Traralgon VIC November 2018 NCFH Overview Community presentation: Jacquie Cotton CWA Henty 90th birthday celebrations, Dunkeld VIC November 2018 Suicide Prevention Invited Keynote/Guest Speaker: Alison Kennedy Faculty Presentation Griffith University, Brisbane QLD November 2018 What farmers want: an exploration of Australian farmers’ online health and wellbeing intervention preferences 2018 Alison S. Barrett, Dr Kate M. Fennell, A/Prof James Dollman, Dr Andrew D. Vincent, Professor Susan Brumby, Dr Camille E. Short, Nathan Harrison and Professor Deborah Turnbull World Rural Health Conference, Delhi India. April 26-29 2018
Presentations 2017
HMF701 Civic Reception Community presentation: Susan Brumby Agricultural Health and Medicine course, Hamilton VIC February 2017 National Centre for Farmer Health – Making a Difference to Farmers lives Invited Keynote: Jacquie Cotton Burswood CWA Luncheon March 2017 Dunnolly Farm Families Morning Tea Invited Keynote: Alison Kennedy Maryborough District Health Service, Maryborough VIC March 2017 The Ripple Effect Community presentation: Alison Kennedy, Alex Robinson Coleraine Football Club, Coleraine VIC March 2017 The Ripple Effect Community presentation: Alison Kennedy, Molly McNamara, Alex Robinson Terang-Mortlake Football Club, Terang VIC March 2017 Understanding Agrichemical Exposure – your results & beyond Presentation: Jacquie Cotton, Tam Phillips PCAP Symposium, Hamilton VIC March 2017 Understanding Agrichemical Exposure – your results & beyond Research workshop / Presentation: Jacquie Cotton, Tam Phillips PCAP Symposium, Hamilton VIC March 2017 Food and fibre for us, workplace injury for them – a public health challenge Conference presentation: Susan Brumby 15th World Congress of Public Health Conference, Melbourne VIC April 2017 Public health, cardiovascular and diabetes among Australian farmers Conference presentation: Susan Brumby 15th World Congress of Public Health Conference Public Health, Melbourne VIC April 2017 Agricultural Health & Medicine Education – Engaging rural professionals to make a difference to farmer’s lives Conference presentation: Jacquie Cotton 15th World Congress of Public Health Conference Agricultural Health & Medicine education, Melbourne VIC April 2017 Pain Revolution – Public Information Session Community presentation: Alex Robinson Lighthouse Theatre, Warrnambool VIC April 2017 Wellbeing information session Community presentation: Alex Robinson Penshurst Community Health Night, Penshurst VIC April 2017 Sustaining farm families from Australia to Alberta: a model that works Conference presentation: Alison Kennedy National Rural Health Conference, Cairns QLD April 2017 Farmer Health and Wellbeing Info Session Community presentation: Alex Robinson, Alison Kennedy Terang-Mortlake Football Netball Club, Terang VIC May 2017 Taking care of farmers’ health, Aussie style Invited Keynote/Guest Speaker: Susan Brumby Teagsac, Ireland May 2017 Ripple Effect and Honours Research recruitment Community presentation: Alex Robinson Coleraine Football Club, Coleraine VIC June 2017 HRBA NCFH: HRBA Post Fundraising Ball  Invited Keynote/Guest Speaker: Alex Robinson Hamilton VIC June 2017 Making a difference to farmers lives – Q fever, Quad bikes, Chemicals, Wellbeing Invited Keynote/Guest Speaker: Jacquie Cotton VFF Farmer Forum, Hamilton VIC July 2017 The Ripple Effect: Inspiring suicide stigma reduction across rural Australia Invited Keynote/Guest Speaker: Alison Kennedy Rural Remote Social Work Conference, Albury NSW July 2017 NCFH  Community presentation: Susan Brumby Great South West Coast Partnership, Warrnambool VIC August 2017 The Ripple Effect NSW Farmers Mental Health Network Teleconference Guest Speaker: Alison Kennedy August 2017 The Ripple Effect and GCAHM Invited Keynote/Guest Speaker: Jacquie Cotton, Alison Kennedy SWH Community Mental Health Services, Hamilton Community Mental Health VIC August 2017 Engaging women to build wellbeing in rural farming communities Invited Keynote/Guest Speaker: Alison Kennedy CWA conference – Henty Group, Heywood VIC August 2017 The Ripple Effect Panel: Alison Kennedy International Mental Health Conference, Gold Coast QLD August 2017 The Ripple Effect Conference presentation: Alison Kennedy ACRE art and mental health conference, Swan Hill VIC September 2017 Informa Conference: Safety In Action Living Longer on the Land Invited Keynote/Guest Speaker: Susan Brumby Informa Conference, Melbourne VIC September 2017 Western Alliance Symposium Conference presentation: Sienna Russell-Green Geelong VIC September 2017 Horsham East Ag Group Meeting and Info Session Community presentation: Tracey Hatherell Taylors Lake VIC September 2017 The Ripple Effect Community presentation: Alison Kennedy Knox Grammar, Sydney NSW September 2017 The Ripple Effect Invited Keynote/Guest Speaker: Alison Kennedy Together Against Stigma Conference, Copenhagen September 2017 NZOHN Farming Fit – Occupational Health in Primary Industries Invited Keynote/Guest Speaker: Susan Brumby New Zealand September 2017 ANZSOM Sustainable Farm Families – The Future of your Business Invited Keynote/Guest Speaker: Susan Brumby New Zealand September 2017 Great South Coast Regional Assembly Community presentation: Jacquie Cotton, Alison Kennedy Portland VIC October 2017 Willaura Loins Club – Farm Safety Day Guest Speaker: Alex Robinson Willaura Loins Club, Willaura VIC October 2017 Poster presentations – PCAP and Ripple Effect Conference presentation: Jacquie Cotton, Alison Kennedy Deakin University Planning Day Research, Waurn Ponds VIC October 2017 Education in OSH, emerging trends and unmet needs Conference presentation: Susan Brumby ICOH Conference, Zagreb Croatia October 2017 EU COST Action: CA16123 – Safety Culture and Risk Management in Agriculture Management Invited Keynote/Guest Speaker: Susan Brumby Committee meeting II, Croatia October 2017 Smeaton-Creswick Bestwool/Bestlamb Group Guest Speaker: Alex Robinson Creswick VIC December 2017 ‘The Ripple Effect of farmer wellbeing’ Invited Keynote/Guest Speaker: Alison Kennedy Victorian Mountain Cattlemen’s Association, Omeo VIC December 2017 Smeaton-Creswick Bestwool/Bestlamb Group Invited Keynote/Guest Speaker: Alex Robinson Smeaton-Creswick Bestwool/bestlamb Group, Creswick VIC December 2017
Presentations 2016
Health and wellbeing in rural farming communities Invited Keynote/Guest Speaker: Alison Kennedy Burgess Rural, Thomastown VIC February 2016 Sustainable Farm Families Invited speaker: Susan Brumby Vic Health Workplace Mental Health Collaboration, Melbourne VIC March 2016 Making Every Woman Count Invited Keynote/Guest Speaker: Susan Brumby Women on Farms Gathering, Hopetoun VIC March 2016 Health, wellbeing and safety of farming communities in a changing climate Invited Speaker and Panelist ANMF Health and Environmental Sustainability Conference, Melbourne VIC April 2016 Protecting what matters Invited Panel Member: Susan Brumby Australian Industry Dairy Council, Melbourne VIC April 2016 Health, Safety and wellbeing of farming communities in a changing climate   Invited Keynote/Guest Speaker: Susan Brumby Health and Environmental Sustainability Conference, Melbourne VIC April 2016 Health, Safety and wellbeing of farming communities in a changing climate  Panel: Susan Brumby Health and Environmental Sustainability Conference, Melbourne VIC April 2016 Farming Fantasies – Rural Realities Farm Family Health & Stress Management Community presentation: Tam Phillips Dunkeld VIC May 2016 Understanding and supporting the health and wellbeing of farming families Community presentation: Alison Kennedy WestVic Dairy Service Provider  Breakfast – Tactics for Tight Times, Warrnambool VIC May 2016 ISASH Conference  Invited Keynote/Guest Speaker: Susan Brumby Lexington, Kentucky USA June 2016 ISASH Conference  Farmer Health and Wellbeing Panel: Susan Brumby Lexington, Kentucky USA June 2016 Farmer Health and Wellbeing – Tactics for Tight Times Community presentation: Susan Brumby Camperdown VIC June 2016 Farmer Health and Wellbeing Community presentation: Tristan Brumby- Rendell Koroit/ Cobden Dairy Day, Cobden VIC June 2016 National Centre for Farmer Health Inservice – Developing collaboration Community presentation: Tam Phillips Heywood Rural Health, Heywood VIC June 2016 Looking after your #1 Farming Asset Community presentation: Tam Phillips Mellow in the Yellow – Live Rural, Tatyoon VIC June 2016 Narrating the lived experience of suicide: reducing stigma though digital storytelling  Conference presentation: Alison Kennedy, Susan Brumby SPA Conference, Canberra ACT July 2016 Digital Storytelling Community presentation: Alison Kennedy, Susan Brumby Geelong Gentleman’s Lunch, Geelong VIC July 2016 NCFH’s support of Farmers during tough times Community presentation: Alison Kennedy Mental Health & Wellbeing Service Forum, Warrnambool VIC July 2016 Farmer Health & Wellbeing Invited Keynote/Guest Speaker: Alison Kennedy Policy Advisory Group of ADF, Melbourne VIC July 2016 The implications of using broad spectrum sprays against Russian Wheat Aphids Community presentation: Jacquie Cotton Wimmera Farmer Network and Southern Farming Systems – Lake Bolac and Wonwondah,  Wimmera VIC July 2016 Your most important farm asset? YOU  Invited Keynote/Guest Speaker: Susan Brumby Sheepvention: Rural Bank Luncheon, Hamilton VIC August 2016 Community Bank National Conference – Innovation Panel  Invited Keynote/Guest Speaker: Susan Brumby Hobart TAS September 2016 Community Bank National Conference – Innovation Panel Panel: Susan Brumby Hobart TAS September 2016 Reducing suicide stigma – the ripple has started Invited Keynote/Guest Speaker: Alison Kennedy Western Alliance Symposium, Warrnambool VIC September 2016 NCFH systems for farmer health Invited Keynote/Guest Speaker: Susan Brumby Western Alliance Symposium, Warrnambool VIC September 2016 Personal Protective Equipment Well Being Expo, Hamilton VIC Community presentation: Tam Phillips September 2016 The Ripple Effect  Community presentation: Alison Kennedy Rotary Portland , Portland Bay VIC September 2016 Agricultural Health & Medicine Conference presentation: Jacquie Cotton Rural Medicine Australia Conference, Canberra ACT October 2016 The Ripple Effect Community presentation: Alison Kennedy Port Fairy CWA, Port Fairy VIC October 2016 The Ripple Effect Community presentation: Alison Kennedy Warrnambool Veterinary Dairy farmers, Warrnambool VIC October 2016 Farmer Health & Wellbeing and Hamilton A & E Community presentation: Susan Brumby WASH, Hamilton VIC October 2016 Look Over the Farm Gate Conference presentation: Alison Kennedy Rural and Remote Mental Health Symposium, Kingscliff NSW November 2016 The Ripple Effect Conference presentation: Alison Kennedy Rural and Remote Mental Health Symposium, Kingscliff NSW November 2016 Boort District Health AGM Invited Keynote/Guest Speaker: Jacquie Cotton Boort VIC November 2016 Global Perspective on Agromedicine Invited Keynote/Guest Speaker: Susan Brumby University of Jember, Indonesia November 2016 Conference on Agromedicine and Tropical Diseases: The role of Agromedicine for human life in the near future Invited Keynote/Guest Speaker: Susan Brumby University of Jember, Indonesia November 2016 SFF and developing program opportunities in the region Community presentation: Tam Phillips South West Dairy Leadership Group, Warnambool VIC November 2016 Agrichemical exposure in Victorian farmers – Is there a human cost to maximising food production?  Conference presentation: Jacquie Cotton One Health Conference, Melbourne VIC December 2016 The Ripple Effect: Understanding and responding to suicide stigma in farming men from a ‘social and cultural determinants of health’ perspective Conference presentation: Alison Kennedy One Health Conference, Melbourne VIC December 2016 Understanding and supporting the health and wellbeing of dairy farming communities Community presentation: Alison Kennedy Loddon Healthy Minds Network, Loddon VIC December 2016
Presentations 2015
Cohuna Hospital AGM Invited Speaker Cohuna, Victoria, November Agricultural Health and Medicine Invited keynote speaker: Susan Brumby International Congress of Rural Health Lodi, Italy. September 2015 Dry, drier drought? Wet, wetter, whatever! Invited guest speaker: Susan Brumby Strathbogie Voices Euroa, Victoria. July 2015 Making a difference to farmers lives Guest Speaker: Susan Brumby Medical Students, Warrnambool VIC. July 2015 Understanding and Responding to Self-Perceived Suicide Stigma in Australian Male Farmers – an Innovative Approach Presenter: Alison Kennedy 28th World Congress of the International Association for Suicide Prevention Montréal, Canada. 16-20 June 2015 Shhh hearing in a farming environment Presenter: Susan Brumby 31st International Congress on Occupational Health Seoul, South Korea. 31 May – 5 June 2015 Agricultural health and medicine: promoting people, places and possibilities across disciplines Presenter: Susan Brumby 13th National Rural Health  Conference Darwin, Northern Territory. 24-27 May 2015 Pulling people, places, pages and pathologies together through farm health Presenter: Bianca Todd 13th National Rural Health Conference Darwin, Northern Territory. 24-27 May 2015 Help-seeking and support after suicide and accidental death in farming communities Presenter: Alison Kennedy 13th National Rural Health Conference Darwin, Northern Territory. 24-27 May 2015 Preliminary CROP report Presenter: Tam Phillips Autumn Fest Gorst Rural, Lake Bolac, Victoria. 27 March 2015 Benalla Tallks Farming, Benalla Presenter: Susan Brumby Benalla Tallks Farming, Benalla Benalla, Victoria. 24 March, 2015 Making every woman count Presenter: Susan Brumby Women on Farms Gathering 2015 Healesville, Victoria. 21-22 March 2015 Farm Safety Day Presenter: Alison Kennedy Farm Safety Day – Lions Club Willuara Willaura, Victoria. 17 March, 2015 Women on farms gathering Invited guest speaker: Susan Brumby Healsville, VIC. March 2015
Presentations 2014
Breakthroughs in cancer treatment: A History Presenter: Susan Brumby DAK Fighting it Together Dinner and Auction for the Weekend to End Women’s Cancer benefiting Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre. Hamilton, Victoria, 30th October 2014 Cholinesterase Research Outreach Project (CROP): Measuring cholinesterase activity and pesticide use in an Australian agricultural society Poster presenter: Jacquie Cotton Saskatoon, Canada, 19-22nd October 2014 Improving communication across the generations Presenter: Alison Kennedy Alpine Valley Farmer Seminar Myrtleford, Victoria, 8th October 2014 Exploring the impact of suicide and accidental death in farming families Presenter: Alison Kennedy CWA Hamilton Night Branch meeting Hamilton, Victoria, 25th September 2014 Farmers health and wellbeing Invited guest speaker: Susan Brumby Lake Bolac Bush Nursing Centre Lake Bolac, Victoria, 10th September 2014 Looking after farmers health and wellbeing Invited guest speaker: Susan Brumby Bass Group Victorian Farmers Federation Annual General Meeting Phillip Island, Victoria, 5th September 2014 Understanding life after external cause bereavement in Australian farming families Presenter: Alison Kennedy 3MT competition, University of New England School of Health, 3rd September 2014 Changing health literacy and attitudes in consumers and service providers: the Sustainable Farm Families Project Invited guest speaker: Susan Brumby Broaden your Horizons Medicines Management 2014  & 40th SHPA National Conference Darwin, 12th September 2014 Children see, children do: communities as role models for farm safety Presenter: Jacquie Cotton Farm Safety & Trauma Forum Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne, Victoria, 15th August 2014 After suicide death in Australia’s rural farming communities: Understanding bereavement in the context of traditional patterns of behaviour Presenter: Alison Kennedy The National Suicide Prevention Conference 2014 Perth, Western Australia, 23rd-26th July 2014 Challenges and lessons for Farmer Health Invited guest dinner speaker: Susan Brumby NAB AgriBusiness Dinner, Marcus Oldham College Waurn Ponds, Victoria, 3rd July 2014 Looking after farmer’s health and wellbeing Invited guest speaker: Susan Brumby 2014 Annual Grasslands Conference – Grassland Society of Southern Australia Ballarat, Victoria, 19th June 2014 The 2014 Libby Harricks Memorial Oration: Managing Connections Guest speaker for the Oration: Susan Brumby 8th National Deafness Summit  & 21st Deafness Forum of Australia Brisbane, Queensland, 3rd May, 2014
Presentations 2013
Cardiovascular Disease, Alcohol Consumption Behaviours, Psycological Distress and Risk in Australian Farmers Presenter: Susan Brumby 12th Midwest Rural Agricultural Safety and Health Conference Ames – Iowa, Canada, 20th November, 2013 Farmer Health down under – an Australian snapshot Presenter: Susan Brumby College of Public Health, University of Iowa Iowa, Canada, 22nd October, 2013 North American Agricultural Safety Summit. * Health checks in the Saleyards. Susan Brumby, Mark Newell Ananda Chandrasekara Adrian Calvano , Mark Atcheson * Careful they can’t hear you. Susan Brumby, Anthony Hogan, Warwick Williams, Cate Mercer-Grant, Tracey Hatherell and Adrian Calvano * CROP: Measuring cholinesterase activity of Australian farmers. Jacqueline Cotton Susan Brumby , Paul Lewandowski and Adrian Calvano Minneapolis, September 25- 27 2013 Teaching Agricultural Health in Rural Medicine Vocational Training Presenter: Jane Harte, QRME Authors: Jane Harte, QRME, Scott Kitchener, QRME, & Susan Brumby, NCFH Nordic Congress of General Practice Tampere, Finland, 23 August, 2013 Walking in their Shoes – Developing an agricultural health and medicine interface Presenter: Susan Brumby Bridging The Health System, Victorian Healthcare Association Creswick, Victoria, 31 July, 2013 Incorporating interdisciplinary agricultural medicine into CPD for rural GPs in Queensland Presenter: Jane Harte, QRME Authors: Jane Harte, QRME, Scott Kitchener, QRME, & Susan Brumby, NCFH WONCA Conference 2013 Prague, Czech Republic, 27 June, 2013 Keeping the Rural Heart Beating Presenter: Susan Brumby Rural Clinical School – Research Roundup Series Launceston, Tasmania, 14 June, 2013 Building capacity in Agricultural Health and Medicine Presenter: Susan Brumby Rural Clinical School – Research Roundup Series Burnie, Tasmania, 13 June, 2013 Health care programs in rural Australia Presenter: Susan Brumby Challenges in Australian Eye Care Waurn Ponds, Geelong, 21 May, 2013 Shhh: hearing in a farming environment Presenter: Susan Brumby 12th National Rural Health Alliance Conference Adelaide, 7-10 April, 2013
Presentations 2012
Health in the saleyards – bringing the health professional to the farmer Presenter: Mark Newell Sowing the seeds of farmer health Hamilton, Victoria, 17-19th September, 2012 “Active Farming” study: Improving farmers’ management of arthritis and other musculoskeletal conditions Presenter: Henrike Milne Sowing the seeds of farmer health Hamilton, Victoria, 17-19th September, 2012 AgriSafe Australia – improving health in agricultural communities Presenter: Mark Atcheson Sowing the seeds of farmer health Hamilton, Victoria, 17-19th September, 2012 PETS – Pathways, Education, Training and Skills Presenter: Cate Mercer-Grant Sowing the seeds of farmer health Hamilton, Victoria, 17-19th September, 2012 Listening to their stories: Assisting nurses in their ongoing response to alcohol misuse in farming communities Presenter: Alison Kennedy Sowing the seeds of farmer health Hamilton, Victoria, 17-19th September, 2012 Careful – they can’t hear you Presenter: Heidi Mason Sowing the seeds of farmer health Hamilton, Victoria, 17-19th September, 2012 Farming Men! A guided tour to the health and wellbeing of our Australian icons Presenter: Adrian Calvano Sowing the seeds of farmer health Hamilton, Victoria, 17-19th September, 2012 Drinking, smoking and distress: Will our young farmers even make it to become ageing farmers? Presenter: Alison Kennedy Sowing the seeds of farmer health Hamilton, Victoria, 17-19th September, 2012 Reduction of psychological distress and obesity by increasing physical activity; The ‘Farming Fit’ study Presenter: Ananda Chandrasekara Sowing the seeds of farmer health Hamilton, Victoria, 17-19th September, 2012 Wagging the black dog’s tail Presenter: Cate Mercer-Grant Sowing the seeds of farmer health Hamilton, Victoria, 17-19th September, 2012 A decade in Farmer Health Presenter: Susan Brumby, Director Sowing the seeds of farmer health Hamilton, Victoria, 17-19th September, 2012 Improving the health and wellbeing of at-risk farmers: the Farming Fit study Presenter: Susan Brumby International Federation of Home Economics XXII World Congress Melbourne, 17th-21st July, 2012 Sustainable farm families Presenter: Susan Brumby on behalf of co author Cate Mercer- Grant International Federation of Home Economics XXII World Congress Melbourne, 17th-21st July, 2012 The most important aspect to a healthy Australian farm – a healthy farm family Presenter: Susan Brumby 30th International Congress on Occupational Health Cancun, Mexico, 18th – 23rd March, 2012 Agricultural Medicine Education, the AgriSafe Network, and the Certified Safe Farm: A U.S. model providing structure and service for occupational health in agriculture Presenter: Susan Brumby 30th International Congress on Occupational Health Cancun, Mexico, 18th – 23rd March, 2012 Alcohol Consumption Behaviours and Psychological Distress in Australian Farming Communities Presenter: Ananda Chandrasekara ASBHM (Australasian Society for Behavioural Health and Medicine). Melbourne, Victoria, 8th – 10th February, 2012 The Hamilton Charter for Farmer Health Presenter: Cate Mercer-Grant ASBHM (Australasian Society for Behavioural Health and Medicine). Melbourne, Victoria, 8th – 10th February, 2012 Participation and improvement in hard to reach places Presenter: Cate Mercer-Grant ASBHM (Australasian Society for Behavioural Health and Medicine). Melbourne, Victoria, 8th – 10th February, 2012
Presentations 2009
Respiratory health of farm families Presenters: Susan Brumby, Ananda Chandrasekara, Scott McCoombe and Pamela Trigg. Australasian Pacific Extension Network Conference, 5th International Conference Busselton, Western Australia, 9-12 November 2009 Milking their health for all its worth: dairy farming families learning together Presenter: Susan Brumby Australasian Pacific Extension Network Conference, 5th International Conference Busselton, Western Australia, 9-12 November, 2009 Mining partnerships for explosive results Presenters: Cate Mercer-Grant, Susan Brumby S, and Emily Moule Australasian Pacific Extension Network Conference, 5th International Conference Busselton, Western Australia, 9-12 November, 2009 Coming together: following the herd leads to better health outcomes Presenters: Cate Mercer-Grant, Susan Brumby and Stuart Willder Australasian Pacific Extension Network Conference, 5th International Conference Busselton, Western Australia, 9-12 November, 2009 Pen to paddock: educating workforces in farm family health Scott McCoombe, Susan Brumby, Cate Mercer-Grant, Pamela Trigg, and Ananda Chandrasekara Australasian Pacific Extension Network Conference, 5th International Conference Busselton, Western Australia, 9-12 November, 2009 Reassessing our values to include the health and wellbeing of our farm families Presenters: Cate Mercer-Grant and Susan Brumby Farm Health and Safety Conference, Swan Valley, Western Australia October 13 -15 2009 Healthy farm families, helping farming families make changes for better health Presenter: Susan Brumby Healthy Farms – Healthy Food Conference Warragul, Victoria, 7 October 2009 Case study for preventative engagement – health promotion in hard to reach places Presenter: Susan Brumby, 2nd Annual Preventative Summit Sydney, New South Wales, June 2009 Listening, reflecting and involvement in rural care Presenter: Susan Brumby 9th Biennial National Rural & Remote Social Work Conference Geelong, Victoria 30-31 July 2009 Sustainable dairy farm families plugging in, charging up and powering on Presenters: Susan Brumby and Stuart Willder Victorian Dairy Conference Warrnambool, Victoria March 2009
Presentations 2005-2007
2007 Brumby S, Martin J and Willder, S. Early Intervention in farming family health: making informed life choices for sustainable family farming 9th Rural Health Conference Albury, March 2007 2006 Brumby, S, Martin J & Willder, S. The Sustainable Farm Families Project: Changing Farmer Attitudes to Health Australian Pacific Extension Network Beechworth, Victoria, March 2006 2005 Brumby, S, Martin J, & Willder, S. Sustainable Farm Families – the human resource in the triple bottom line National Rural Health Alliance Alice Springs, Northern Territory, March 2005
NCFH Conferences
Good health, wellbeing and safety: Making a difference to farmers’ lives was held on 12th September 2018, Hamilton, Victoria, Australia

Sowing the Seeds Health of Farmer Health Conference was held on the 17th – 19th September 2012, Hamilton, Victoria, Australia.

Opening the Gates on Farmer Health Conference was held on 11th – 13th October 2010, Hamilton, Victoria, Australia.