Our Publications

Agricultural health and medicine education—Engaging rural professionals to make a difference to farmers' lives
Despite continued higher rates of workplace injuries, earlier morbidity and mortality and challenging climatic environments, few formal programs focus on the...
August 18, 2020
The Ripple Effect: A digital intervention to reduce suicide stigma among farming men
Compared with the general population, Australian farmers—particularly men—have been identified as at greater risk of suicide. A complex range of factors...
August 17, 2020
Suicide in Rural Australia: Are Farming-Related Suicides Different?
Rural Australians experience a range of health inequities—including higher rates of suicide—when compared to the general population. This retrospective...
August 12, 2020
Research Engagement Changes Attitudes and Behaviours towards Agrichemical Safety in Australian Farmers
There is limited research that evaluates the effect of farmer involvement in agrichemical exposure surveillance on their attitudes and behaviour towards...
August 11, 2020
Organophosphate exposure and the chronic effects on farmers: a narrative review
Organophosphates are a class of insecticides used globally by the agricultural industry for insect control. Acute consequences of organophosphate exposures are...
August 10, 2020
A Pest to Mental Health? Exploring the Link between Exposure to Agrichemicals in Farmers and Mental Health
The current literature acknowledges that occupational exposures can adversely affect mental health. This review seeks to elucidate the current understanding of...
August 18, 2019
Development and evaluation of e-mental health interventions to reduce stigmatization of suicidality – a study protocol
Worldwide, approximately 800,000 persons die by suicide every year; with rates of suicide attempts estimated to be much higher. Suicidal persons often suffer...
August 18, 2019
Suicide and Accidental Death for Australia’s Farming Families: How Context Influences Individual Response
This article presents qualitative data to explore the experience of farming family members faced with accidental or suicide death and understand how this is...
August 18, 2019
The epidemiology of emergency presentations for falls across Western Victoria, Australia
In order to develop and implement prevention strategies for falls, comprehensive epidemiological data are required. Therefore, this study mapped...
August 18, 2019
'It could have been a lot worse': the psychological effects of farm-related serious injury in Victoria'
The psychological response to injury is an important factor in recovery, and the development of psychological problems can result in a delay or inability to...
August 18, 2019
Revision joint replacement surgeries of the hip and knee across geographic region and socioeconomic status in the western region of Victoria: a cross-sectional multilevel analysis of registry data
Residents of rural and regional areas, compared to those in urban regions, are more likely to experience geographical difficulties in accessing healthcare,...
August 18, 2019
Mapping Cancer incidence across Western Victoria: the association with age, accessibility, and socioeconomic status among men and women
Cancer is a leading burden of disease in Australia and worldwide, with incidence rates varying with age, sex and geographic location. As part of the Ageing,...
August 18, 2019