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Personal profile

Biography

Deborah is a Research Fellow at the School of Rural Health, Office of Research in December 2008, with a background of 10 years experience in general practice, predominantly in the private sector in Bendigo. She completed a Masters of Clinical Epidemiology (2011). At the same time she has worked at developing and enhancing practical research skills at the School of Rural Health.


Research interests

1. Rural and remote health worker retention 
2. Rural and remote health workforce 
3. Equitable access to high quality primary care services.

Keywords

  • Allied health
  • workforce retention
  • primary health care
  • Rural Health

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Projects 2016 2018

Research Output 2011 2019

Costs and effects of higher turnover of nurses and Aboriginal health practitioners and higher use of short-term nurses in remote Australian primary care services: An observational cohort study

Zhao, Y., Russell, D. J., Guthridge, S., Ramjan, M., Jones, M. P., Humphreys, J. S. & Wakerman, J., 1 Feb 2019, In : BMJ Open. 9, 2, 8 p., e023906.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
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Factors related to rural general practitioners supervising general practice registrars in Australia: A national cross-sectional study

O'Sullivan, B., Russell, D., McGrail, M., Sampson, M., Warrington, A., Wallace, G., Bentley, M. & Couch, D., Jan 2019, In : Australian Journal of General Practice. 48, 1-2, p. 66-71 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
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Reviewing reliance on overseas-trained doctors in rural Australia and planning for self-sufficiency: Applying 10 years' MABEL evidence

O'Sullivan, B., Russell, D. J., McGrail, M. R. & Scott, A., 22 Jan 2019, In : Human Resources for Health. 17, 1, 9 p., 8.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview ArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
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A review of characteristics and outcomes of Australia's undergraduate medical education rural immersion programs

O'Sullivan, B. G., McGrail, M. R., Russell, D., Chambers, H. & Major, L., 31 Jan 2018, In : Human Resources for Health. 16, 1, 10 p., 8.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview ArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
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Comparing visual acuity, range of vision and spectacle independence in the extended range of vision and monofocal intraocular lens

Hogarty, D. T., Russell, D. J., Ward, B. M., Dewhurst, N. & Burt, P., 1 Nov 2018, In : Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology. 46, 8, p. 854-860 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Press / Media

The medical workforce in Australia

Belinda O'Sullivan, Matthew McGrail & Deborah Russell

8/05/17

1 item of media coverage

Press/Media: Expert Comment