The Nexus Between the Rural and remote Allied Health Workforce, Service Delivery and Health Outcomes for Communities

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Professor Michelle Lincoln is the Executive Dean of the Faculty of Health, The University of Canberra. In this senior role she is engaged in all aspects of the leadership of the Faculty. Michelle is focused on promoting the role and impact of health and sport professionals on the lives of clients, patients and communities. Her second focus is on the preparation of the future allied health, nursing, midwifery, public health and sport workforce. This is reflected in both her leadership of the Faculty and her research.

Michelle writes and researches in the areas of allied health service delivery and workforce particularly in rural, remote and Indigenous communities. Her research has been funded by the National Health and Medical Research Council, the Australian Research Council and the NSW Government. She has published more than a hundred and thirty peer reviewed journal papers many about student learning on clinical placements.

In this seminar Michelle will integrate her research about retention of the allied health workforce, service delivery and health outcomes in rural and remote communities. Health and disability service providers may “trade off” strategies known to retain the allied health workforce against the provision of consistent and effective allied health interventions and supports. Alternative service delivery models and the constraints of current funding models will be discussed.