This project will seek to answer the following questions: 1) What do rural health care providers feel, think, and know about the potential effects of climate change in their practice areas? 2) How prepared are they for climate change- associated risks and impacts on health care practice? 3) What steps need to be taken to prepare rural medical trainees for practice in climate change- affected regions? This project is adaptable for multiple students and research questions. The work will focus on health care providers in rural and remote areas, but students could be based at any Monash campus (this will need to be discussed in advance with the project supervisors).
climate change, rural health, medical education, medicine, health professional education
School of Rural Health
Masters by research
Joint PhD/Exchange Program
Top-up scholarship funding available
Margaret Simmons https://research.monash.edu/en/persons/margaret-simmons