College of Medicine and Public Health
Narelle is a speech pathologist by background with a significant academic career in remote and rural health, Aboriginal health, workforce and health professional education. Her research focuses on quality student-implemented services in remote areas where services are limited, and the career pathways of health professionals. She is passionate about supporting remote and rural health services and research endeavours to benefit communities.
PhD (The University of Queensland)
GradDip Clinical Education (Flinders University)
Med (York University, Canada)
BAppSc (Speech Pathology), (Flinders University)
2021 Squawk Award in recognition of contributions to remote and rural health (SARRAH)
2021 Vice-Chancellor's Innovation in Teaching Award (Flinders University)
2017 Australian Award for University Teaching: Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning
2017 Flinders University Teaching and Learning Innovation Grant: Faculty development by distance, extending the research of clinical supervision training to impact student learning in the workplace
2014 Greater Northern Australian Regional Training Network: Workbased peer review of clinical supervision practice
2014, 2013 & 2012 NT Government Tier 2 Grant: Development & delivery of clinical supervision workshops
1991-1992 Rotary Foundation Ambassador of Goodwill Graduate Scholarship
As a Flinders Associate Professor of Remote Health based in Darwin, Northern Territory, Narelle's responsibilities focus on education and research into the vexing problems of addressing health workforce shortages. She does this by educating the future workforce in ways that are culturally responsive, and socially accountable, through engagement with communities. She leads projects and teams in innovative activities to support education in place and that support pathways for remote residents from school into health professional training and beyond to well supported careers in remote and rural health.
Clinical education of speech-language pathologists in remote areas of Australia - MAR 2017
Editor Australian Journal of Rural Health
Leadership Northern Australian Research Network
Past Director Australian Rural Health and Education Network (AHREN)
Past Director Services for Australian Rural and Remote Allied Health (SARRAH)
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