SARRAH Webinars

SARRAH is excited to announce a series of engaging webinars. All SARRAH members have access to free tickets to the webinar as a part of their membership perks (contact sarrah@sarrah.org.au for the promo codes).

If you have a topic or research you would like to present as a webinar please contact us as sarrah@sarrah.org.au

Upcoming Webinars

Allied health student supervision for telehealth placements
Robyn Gill
Robyn is a Senior Clinical Educator (Physiotherapy) in the Rural Support Service (SA Health) for the Regional Local Health Networks and as an adjunct academic for Flinders University. Over the last 30 years Robyn has taught widely across all areas of Physiotherapy. Her clinical area of work and expertise is Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy, completing a Master of Applied Science in Manipulative Physiotherapy (1994) at UniSA and working in a number of private practices since graduating. Robyn has supervised a number of Masters and Honours student research theses. She has presented at a number of conferences and has a number of research publications. Over the last 6 years, Robyn has embedded Clinical Simulation into the Flinders University Master of Physiotherapy program and has built capacity and supported quality Physiotherapy student placements within South Australia’s rural public health system. Robyn is passionate about strengthening the ‘pipeline’ of students completing rural clinical placements and then moving into the rural workforce. She facilitates the Physiotherapy Early graduate support program within the Regional Local Health Networks across rural SA.

COVID-19 has required us all to be agile and flexible in service delivery and also to enable Allied Health (AH) student placements to proceed. We all want the rural ‘pipeline’ to continue to flow to support our AH rural workforce. In this current time, placement experiences may differ from traditional placements but they can still be valuable learning opportunities for students. A telehealth (TH) based student placement is one method to enable placements to continue during COVID-19. And in fact we might discover that TH is such a good option for service delivery for our rural and regional clients, and also provides excellent learning opportunities for our AH students, that we continue using post COVID! Many of the aspects of student supervision for a TH based placement, are no different to supervision of a traditional, pre-COVID, face to face placement. This webinar will explore considerations for best practice in supervising Allied Health students using telehealth as a mode of service delivery during placements (both during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond).

This webinar is free to attend and you can register here 

 

Past Webinars

Allied Health Rural Generalist Pathway - Service Outcomes and Learnings from Teams in QLD, NSW and TAS
Thursday 19 March 12pm (AEST)

The Allied Health Rural Generalist Pathway is an integrated service, workforce and training initiative that has been implemented by a range of health services across Australia. The goal of implementing the pathway is to improve health outcomes for rural and remote consumers through increasing access to a highly skilled allied health workforce and enhancing opportunities for multi-disciplinary care in rural healthcare teams. This webinar will include a series of short presentations from rural generalist trainees who have recently completed a stage of the pathway in their organisation.  Trainees will discuss their experiences of the rural generalist pathway and present the outcomes of service development projects undertaken as part of their training. Further information about the Webinar can be found on this flyer.
A recording of this webinar can be found here.

Upcoming Webinars

The Fragile Forgotten - The Experience of Providing and Receiving Services Under the NDIS in Rural Australia
Dr Luke Wakely
Tuesday 7 April 12pm (AEST)

Dr Luke Wakely is a senior lecturer in physiotherapy at the University of Newcastle Department of Rural Health. As an APA titled paediatric physiotherapist with 20 years of clinical experience in rural Australia, he is passionate about addressing health inequity for rural communities in particular children and their families. His research focuses on the parenting of children with health issues or disability and the particular needs of rural families. Further information about the Webinar can be found on this flyer.
Tickets to access this Webinar can be found here.

The Social Determinants of Attracting, Building and Retaining a Rural/Remote Health Workforce: Findings From My 2019 Churchill Fellowship Trip
Dr Cath Cosgrave
Thursday 14 May 6:30pm (AEST)

Dr Cosgrave is a social scientist with internationally recognised expertise in rural health workforce (recruitment and retention). Her research specialisation is rural health workforce recruitment and retention of nursing and allied health professionals; sub-specialisations include early-career and health professionals from non-rural backgrounds.  In 2018, Dr Cosgrave was awarded a Churchill Fellowship, to visit rural and remote communities in Canada to investigate community-led and engaged health workforce development approaches for the psychosocial needs of newcomer health workers.  Since completing her PhD in 2016, she has been working as a research fellow at the University of Melbourne, Department of Rural Health and as an independent management consultant in rural health services and workforce planning. Dr Cosgrave has developed a ‘Whole-of-Person Retention Improvement Framework’ outlining supports for improving job and life satisfaction. Dr Cosgrave has recently completed a two-year partnership project with two rural Victorian public-health services working to support improved retention of their allied health workforce; she is currently writing up the study. Further information about the webinar can be found on this flyer.
Tickets to access this Webinar can be found here.

If you have a topic or research you would like to present as a webinar please contact us as sarrah@sarrah.org.au

 

Person-Centred Emergency Preparedness: What’s my role and responsibility? Presented by Dr Michelle Villeneuve

30 October 2019 - Presented By Dr Michelle Villeneuve
More information about the presenter Dr Michelle Villeneuve and Information Flyer
Please note: Accessing the recording and powerpoint presentation for this webinar is for members only. If you would like to become a SARRAH member and have the access to our member resources please click here

                                                 

Dr Michelle Villeneuve leads the Disability-Inclusive Community Development
work stream at the Centre for Disability Research and Policy at the University of
Sydney.

Michelle has over 20 years of experience working in regions of conflict and natural hazard disaster to develop community-led programs and services and re-build opportunities for people with disability (including those with disability acquired by human conflict and natural disaster). She leads research in Australia on Disability-Inclusive Disaster Risk Reduction (DIDRR). www.collaborating4inclusion.org

 

Allied Health Rural Generalist Workforce and Education Scheme

This FREE webinar held on the 3 October 2019 provided an overview of the Allied Health Rural Generalist Workforce and Education Scheme (AHRGWES).

To access the Video of the Webinar please click here

 

Strategies for increasing allied health recruitment and retention in rural Australia

23 July 2019 - Presented by Dr Kristine Battye
Read the full report here.
Please note: Accessing the recording and powerpoint presentation for this webinar is for members only. If you would like to become a SARRAH member and have the access to our member resources please click here

                                           

Dr Kristine Battye is the Managing Director of KBC Australia a public policy consulting firm with specific expertise in needs assessment, program and service planning and evaluations in rural, remote and regional areas. Kristine is an applied researcher, tailoring methodology to the real world requirements for program evaluation, needs assessments, service modelling at national, state and regional levels. Kristine has a consulting portfolio of over 120 projects and had the opportunity to work across much of rural and remote Australia.