Dr Vivian Isaac is a Senior Lecturer, Rural Mental Health at Flinders University Rural Health South Australia (FRHSA). His primary research interest is around psychosocial epidemiology - the influence of social factors on cognition, behaviour and health. He has a PhD in Rural Health (University of New South Wales) focused on social-cognitive models in rural health services and rural workforce. Previously, he was a Wellcome Trust Masters Research Fellow and completed MSc Research Methods at the Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College, London (2004-2007) and an experienced social worker with tertiary degrees in Social Work (2002). . Dr Isaac contributes to the rural community-engaged medical education program in Renmark, South Australia particularly in regards to mental health clinical education and research.
Doctor of Philosophy (Rural Health), University of NSW, Sydney
Masters in Psychiatric Epidemiology, Institute of Psychiatry, Kings College, London
Master of Philosophy (Social Work), Loyola College, Chennai
Masters in Social Work, Loyola College, Chennai
2021 Evaluation Riverland Academic of Clinical Excellence with PI Schuwirth
2021 Maternal Health Services in Rural, Regional and Remote Australia: Uptake, Barriers and Recommendations. RANCOG J Stephens, C Ryder, Isaac V
2020 Examining regional health inequalities in Australia and social determinants of health. Flinders Foundation Health Seed Grant. Joanne Flavel J, Baum F, Cameron D, Isaac V, Freeman T
2019 Flinders Health and Medical Research Institute Collaboration Grant. Isaac V, Wu CY
2017 Dementia and Aged Care Services Fund, Research and Innovation Grants. Greenhill J, Mellor P, Isaac V, Strivens E, Hall G
2015 Researcher of the Year Award, Rural Clinical School, University of NSW
2013-2016 PhD International Scholarship, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
2004-2007 Wellcome Trust Master Research Fellowship (UK)
Journal of Suicidology (JoS), Taiwanese Society of Suicidology (TSOS)
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