Rural Health Education

The Rural Health Education workstream aims to assist in increasing the provision of effective, high quality, clinical training (placements) for nursing, midwifery, allied health and dentistry students within the Three Rivers UDRH footprint.


  • Increase the number of effective rural training experiences (placements) for health students.
  • Ensure that these rural training experiences are of a high quality.
  • Engage with the local community to support the delivery of training to health students.
  • Provide regional leadership in developing innovative training solutions to address rural workforce recruitment and retention.

Our focus

Our main focus will be in assisting to increase the provision of effective, high quality, clinical training (placements) for health students. Our programs and support services cover;

  • student accommodation at rural clinical placement locations
  • financial assistance for health students participating in clinical placements
  • information and links to resources to assist health students during their clinical placement
  • access to student support networks.

Student eligibility

To be considered eligible for support from Three Rivers UDRH, Charles Sturt University students must be enrolled in one of the eligible courses and be attending their clinical placement within the Three Rivers UDRH location footprint.

We're here to help

Our team is experienced and qualified in working with students, educators, researchers, clinicians, community groups and other stakeholders throughout rural NSW.  We have a network of 6 academic clinical educators:

  • Working across disciplines;
  • With special interest areas and;
  • Strong partnerships with industry and providers in each location


Brent Smith; Community Health, Service Learning, Go Rural with UMelb; Mercy Care, MLHD.


Jayne Lawrence; Bila Muuji, WNSWLHD, NMIH


Rebecca Barry; FoA&E, Headspace, UoW, UNSW, Grow Our Own - Regional Development Australia.


Joanne Marjoram – Registered Nurse and Midwife

Wagga Wagga

Alicia Carey – Registered Nurse and Midwife

Read more about our team.

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