Outputs and commentary

Our aim is to support and contribute to the wider conversation on both general and rural health issues.

The following are some of our key grey literature and open-access contributions made by our staff to the rural health conversation.

A full list of our Rural Health Multidisciplinary Training (RHMT) Program-supported research outputs is available.

Our research outputs

Evidence summary

Associations between loneliness, social isolation and mental health and wellbeing

Three Rivers researchers – Deborah Warr and Jennifer Cox – along with Sarah Redshaw in the Faculty of Arts and Education at Charles Sturt, have completed an evidence summary. The summary focuses on associations between loneliness, social isolation and mental health and wellbeing.

The evidence summary was commissioned by the Murrumbidgee Primary Health Network and focused on five populations: older Australians; Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples; culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities; people identifying as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI); and farmers and farming families.

Evidence Summary: A review of associations between social isolation, loneliness and poor mental health among five population groups

Download Associations between loneliness, social isolation and mental health and wellbeing

Visual report

MyPlacement project

Through the MyPlacement project, we’re learning more about the circumstances and experiences of students doing rural clinical placements in nursing, dentistry and allied health.

We've produced a report providing a graphical snapshot of selective findings from the MyPlacement project. The report is an overview of key issues, including demographic characteristics of students, why students choose to enrol at Charles Sturt and in their courses, and appraisals of their placements.

MyPlacement Project Report

MyPlacement project

Videos and graphic reports

People from refugee backgrounds

The research project, ‘Togetherness is Strength: Conversations with People from Refugee Backgrounds about Resettling in Regional Australia’ (2019-20), explored health and wellbeing issues for people with refugee backgrounds living in the regional city of Wagga Wagga, New South Wales.

The project team included Professor Deb Warr (Three Rivers DRH), Dr Heather Boetto (School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Charles Sturt University) and eight Community Researchers from the Yazidi, Burmese, Afghan and African communities who themselves had resettled in Wagga Wagga as refugees.

The team have produced three videos and two graphic reports to showcase some key findings.

Togetherness is Strength research project

Emerging findings - things that are easy/good