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WA Centre for Rural Health Makes Premiers Awards Shortlist

  • We are now called

    WA Centre for Rural Health

    We have changed our name to better reflect the communities we serve.
  • Academic Research

    WACRH continues to be involved in a multitude of academic projects.
    While some aim to expand the knowledge base of rural health, and others seek to respond to the professional development needs of health professionals working in rural areas, they all work to improve the health and wellbeing of rural and remote residents.
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  • Learning from others

    WACRH presents a regular Interprofessional Learning (IPL) tutorial program open to all health science students on clinical placement in Geraldton.
    This is a great opportunity for students from all health professions (Nursing, Allied Health, Medicine) to network, learn from each other's experiences and have a chat.
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  • Supporting Rural Health Staff

    WACRH’s ‘pipeline’ model reinforces rural workforce activities such as:
    Provision of simulated activities from the EdSIM centre (such as the diabetic foot training workshops) and
    Secondary school aged studentsCareer guidance and exposure to a variety of health fields
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About Tiew-Hwa

Tiew-Hwa Katherine Teng

Research Assistant Professor

BSc (Pharm), DipBusAdmin (Singapore), PostGradDipBusAdmin PostGradDipIntMktg (UK), MPH (Curtin), PhD (UWA)

P: (08) 9346 2755

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Professional background and research interests

Tiew-Hwa is a clinical epidemiologist, with a strong interest in health economics, currently working as a research fellow. Originally trained as a pharmacist, she made a career change to international business working for multi-national corporations, such as Schering AG, Boston Scientific Inc and Laerdal Medical, with responsibility for the Asia/Far-East region. She resumed her studies, and completed her MPH, and subsequently her PhD at the end of 2010. Her PhD (through The University of Western Australia) was focused on heart failure. Prior to working with CUCRH, she worked as a part-time post-doctoral fellow on the Aus-ROC (Australian Resuscitation Outcomes Consortium) CRE grant.


Her research interests are focused on primary and secondary prevention of cardiovascular diseases and its risk factors, health economics, health services research (on chronic diseases) and Aboriginal health.































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Upcoming Events

Starts at: 13:00

Telethon Kids institute: New Name,Big Plans.

Professor Carapetis will present an overview of current projects guiding the Institutes new direction such as finding new therapies for aggressive childhood cancers and type 1 diabetes,preventing early lung disease in cystic fibrosis patients and tackling foetal alcohol syndrome disorders.

Starts at: 12:30

Trekking without a map:the challenges of attracting allied health students to work in rural mental health services.

This presentation highlights the initial research findings of the Gippsland Mental Health Vacation School initiative which was developed to orientate Allied Health students studying in in Melbourne to employment opportunities in Gippsland Victoria, and considers the implications for future action designed to address the shortage of Allied Health practitioners in rural and remote mental health services.

Keith is seeking to meet with service providers and allied health professionals to hear their experiences of recruiting and retaining practitioners who work in the  broad spectrum of mental health service.

He will be available for appointment in Geraldton from Monday 1/9/14 - Wednesday 03/09/14.

Starts at: 09:00

This is a collaborative program by the WA Clinical Training Network (CTN) and Midwest Health Education & Training Alliance (MHETA)

Program and registration process to follow - Watch this space

Starts at: 09:00

The Western Australian Clinical Training Network is co hosting a free networking event in collaboration with the Midwest Health Education & Training Alliance. All stakeholders with an interest in the clinical education & training of health profession students in a rural and remote setting are encourage to attend.

If you would like to register please contact:


WA Centre for Rural Health Geraldton WA
Starts at: 17:30

The Health Simulation Challenge is an ECU funded program in collaboration with WACRH. It will be interactive with a focus on clinical teamwork and communication.

Online registration is now open at

See more infor on the Flyer here


Starts at: 09:00

5 x half day sessions with  the registraton process to be advised.

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