Site Detail56

Name and address of main site

Northern Rivers University Department of Rural Health
55-61 Uralba Street
(PO Box 3074)
Lismore NSW 2480

Collaborating universities

University of Sydney, Southern Cross University

Number and location of additional sites (with office space, personnel)

2 additional sites. Murwillumbah, Grafton

Mission Statement

To create a multidisciplinary centre of excellence in health education and research that is relevant to the health needs of our communities.

Start date

2001

Total staffing numbers

38 (20 directly funded by NRUDRH and remaining 18 in NRUDRH supported research and other educational programs)

Student numbers

1-2 w under

2+w Under

1-2 w Post

2+w Post

200757

24576019

2008 (Jan-June)

6304010

Capital works and facilities as at July 2008

Grafton

  • Library facility with 24hrs access (texts, journals, access to online journals)
  • 9 shared computer stations
  • 1 video-conferencing unit
  • 1 education room
  • 1 shared staff office space
  • 10 student accomodation rooms with associated lounge and cooking facilities
  • Site located within the NCAHS facility at Grafton Hospital

Lismore

  • 60 seat lecture theatre with video-conferencing facilities
  • 2 problem based learning rooms (1 with video-conferencing facilities)
  • 2 smaller meeting tooms (one with video-conferencing facility)
  • 25 offices with capacity for 42 staff members
  • Computer lab with 5 workstations
  • Small library with main library provided by NCAHS and online
  • Access to 42 student accomodation beds with 19 provided by NCAHS and 23 held by the NRUDRH

Murwillumbah

  • Library facility with 24 hrs access (texts, journals, access to online journals) and shared librarian assistance
  • 8 shared computer stations
  • 1 video-conferencing unit
  • 3 education rooms
  • Student common room
  • 4 staff office spaces
  • 13 student accomodation rooms with associated lounge and cooking facilities
  • Activities games and music room in implementation stage
  • Site located within the NCAHS facility at Murwillumbah Hospital

Main areas of research interest

  • Health and the workforce
  • Aboriginal health
  • Mental health
  • Environmental health
  • Chronic disease
  • Health services research

56Data and information provided by the UDRH, as at August 2008, unless otherwise specified
57Figures sourced from 2007 six-monthly reports