Jane Farmer is Professor of Health & Social Innovation and Deputy Director of the Centre for Social Impact Swinburne, where she commenced in July 2016. Prior to this, she was Associate Pro Vice Chancellor, Research at La Trobe University, Melbourne.
What kinds of data sources, tools and platforms do we have available, what is the value and the challenge of data and new sources of information, what do we need and what is coming down the line that can help support better policy making, citizen...
Rural Australians generally experience poorer health than their city counterparts. Rural Australia is a vast geographical region, with significant diversity, where there is good health and prosperity, as well as disadvantage. The purpose of this issue brief is to provide evidence...
Internationally, community participation is highlighted in health policy reform as good for rural communities. Implicit in this policy is the message that the complexities of the rural environment are too difficult for easy solutions and that community participation will...
This paper aims to explore the well-being impacts of social enterprise, beyond a social enterprise per se, in everyday community life.
An exploratory case study was used. The study’s underpinning theory is from relational geography, including Spaces of...
Fostering the development of community groups can be an important part of boosting community participation and improving health and well-being outcomes in rural communities. In this article, we examine whether psychological well-being and resilience are linked to participating in particular kinds of...
This paper uses discourse analysis to explore individuals’ use of two discourses in Scottish rural health community participation. It explores interview texts from a community participation project to design new services. Findings show that some community members employ discourses of rural localness and tradition to...
This paper outlines a community participation process that was developed to engage rural community stakeholders in designing new health services. The paper explains what led up to the process and provides critique around applying the process for other health services and in other communities. Internationally,...
The purpose of this study was to scope the literature that exists about factors influencing oral health workforce planning and management in developing countries (DCs).
The Arksey and O'Malley method for conducting a scoping review was used. A...
To evaluate a community paramedicine program in rural Ontario, Canada, through the perceptions and experiences of consumers.
An observational ethnographic approach was used to acquire qualitative data through informal discussions, semi-structured interviews and direct observation...
This article explores what happened, over the longer term, after a community participation exercise to design future rural service delivery models, and considers perceptions of why more follow-up actions did or did not happen. The study, which took place in 2014, revisits three Scottish communities...