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Narelle Campbell

Flinders NT

Associate Professor Narelle Campbell is the academic lead, Flinders Top End in the Northern Territory, Australia. In this role she leads a team of medical, allied health and nursing academics and administrators to deliver medical education, workforce development and capacity building for health professional student placements in the Northern Territory. She is passionate about improving the health of remote and rural Australians. Her favourite strategy to improve health is by educating and nurturing health professionals who are well suited to, and excited about working in, rural and remote regions.  A speech pathologist by background, Narelle has held a series of Northern Territory-wide academic roles for nearly 20 years. Her PhD was a large Australia-wide research project investigating the personality and motivation traits of remote allied health professionals. Her current research interests include the workforce profile and retention of primary healthcare staff in Aboriginal Community controlled services, the feasibility of student-led provision of allied health services in remote Australian (Indigenous) regions, a tracking study of workforce location outcomes for students who have undertaken remote and rural placement and understanding the impact of COVID-19 public health measures on Australians. She also loves escape rooms and has mentored and teamed with other researchers in using escape rooms for educational and career development purposes.


Open Access Journal
ISSN 2205-0795