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Matthew is a full-time Senior Research Fellow of the School of Rural Health, based at Churchill campus, and he leads the workforce research collaboration within MRH. He is a nationally recognised research leader in the field of rural health, particularly in rural medical workforce supply and distribution and health services policy, and development of methodologies relating measures of access to health care (for which he completed his PhD in 2008).

He is a Chief Investigator of the NHMRC-funded Centre for Research Excellence in Medical Workforce Dynamics, which conducts the MABEL study (Medicine in Australia: Balancing Employment and Life), where he leads the Rural workforce supply, distribution and mobility research theme. He was also Chief Investigator of the recently completed Centre of Research Excellence in Rural and Remote Primary Health Care program, where he led research of improved measures of healthcare access, notably producing the national Index of Access.

Matthew was a co-developer, with Emeritus Prof John Humphreys, of the Modified Monash Model which was adopted in 2015 by the federal Department of Health to underpin many of their rural health workforce incentives and policies.

Research interests

  • Rural Health Workforce
  • Access to health care
  • Health Services Research
  • GIS methodologies in health
  • Health workforce policy / incentives
  • Advanced quantitative methodologies


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