Dr Narelle Campbell

Academic Level D

College of Medicine and Public Health

place Royal Darwin Hospital (G.19)
PO Box 41326, Casuarina 0811, Northern Territory

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)

Honours, awards and grants

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

Key responsibilities

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.

Supervisory interests
Education, medical, clinical competence
Medical student rural workforce
Organisation of health workforce
Peer clinical education and models
Personality traits and motivation in health professionals
Remote and rural health services research, workforce, management and policy
Work integrated learning, medical and allied health
Workforce recruitment and retention
Higher degree by research supervision
Associate supervisor: Climate impacts on lymphodema (1), Radiolographer management of patient deteriortation (1), Rural allied health generalist pathways (1)
Higher degree by research student achievements
Nanthini Kanthan

Clinical education of speech-language pathologists in remote areas of Australia - MAR 2017

Expert for media contact
Aboriginal issues
Allied health
Education - Policy
Rural and remote health
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  • Aboriginal issues
  • Allied health
  • Education - Policy
  • Rural and remote health
  • Speech