- ARC Discovery Grant.
- Professor John Wakerman, Menzies
- Professor John Humphreys, Monash University
- Professor Terry Dunbar, Australian National University
- Professor Lisa Bourke, University of Melbourne
- Edward Mulholland, Miwatj Aboriginal Medical Services,
- Professor Steven Guthridge, Menzies
- Dr Yuejen Zhao, NT Government
- Professor Michael Jones, Macquarie University
- A/Professor John Boffa, Congress Aboriginal Medical Service.
"We need dedicated training programs so that nurses, for example, can train to work in that environment and work in a culturally safe way" Professor Wakerman said.
Professor John Wakerman says several steps need to be taken to keep health professionals working in remote communities.
Researchers from six Australian universities, working with the Northern Territory Department of Health, have conducted a multi-year study of remote staff turnover in the Northern Territory.
To generate new knowledge about the impact of short-term staffing in remote Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services on service acceptability to patients, workload and attitudes of long-term staff and the effectiveness and cost of services.
The project intends to compare these results to recent findings about the impact of short-term staffing in government-run clinics, in order to quantify and describe the potential positive effect of community control.
The project commenced on 1 October 2019 and will conclude on 1 October 2022.