Dr Vivian Isaac

Research Lead, Rural and Remote Health

Flinders Rural Health South Australia

place Renmark
PO Box 852, Renmark 5341, South Australia

Dr Vivian Isaac is a Senior Lecturer, Rural Mental Health at Flinders University Rural Health South Australia (FRHSA) . 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.

Qualifications

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

Honours, awards and grants

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)

Research expertise
Ageing policy
Allied health workforce, rural and remote
Chronic condition self-management
Cognitive psychology and educational practice
Evaluation
Health professional education
Health services research
Mental health
Public health and health services
Statistics
Topic lecturer
HRED9108 Research Skills in Clinical Education
MMED8304 Health Professions and Society 3A: Advanced Studies
Supervisory interests
Ageing, cognition, memory, subjective well-being
Cognitive psychology and educational practice
Health and wellbeing resilience
Healthy Ageing
Medical student rural workforce
Mental health
Primary health care service systems, rural and remote/Indigenous communities
Psychiatry epidemiology
Psychosocial factors, chronic illness
Rural mental health services
Higher degree by research supervision
Current
Associate supervisor: Falls (1)
Publications

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