Research Fellow ( Clinical Yarning Project)

  • The University of Western Australia
  • Australia, WA
  • May 5, 2022
Medicine Full-time

Job Description:

School of Allied Health

Western Australian Centre for Rural Health

The University of Western Australia (UWA) is ranked amongst the top 100 universities in the world and a member of the prestigious Australian Group of Eight research-intensive universities. With an enviable research track record, vibrant campus and working environments, supported by the freedom to ‘innovate and inspire’ there is no better time to join Western Australia’s top University.

About the team

The WA Centre for Rural Health (WACRH) is one of 17 Commonwealth-funded University Departments of Rural Health (UDRH) in Australia, and is located in the Midwest and Pilbara regions of Western Australia.

WACRH’s mission is to collaborate in: (i) the promotion and preparation of students for health careers in a rural setting; (ii) innovative rural learning opportunities of students, health professionals and the community; and (iii) rigorous applied research and knowledge translation aimed at optimising the health and wellbeing of rural communities.

About the opportunity

The position is working on a research project aiming to improve communication between health care clinicians (doctors, nurses, allied health professionals) and Aboriginal patients in the WA Country Health Services (WACHS) – Midwest region. The project will implement Clinical Yarning – a patient-centred framework for communication in Aboriginal health care (see: - by training and supporting health care clinicians, and undertaking research to understand what effect this has on clinicians, patients and health care services.

This is an exciting opportunity to work as part of a team on a project with the potential to improve health care in Midwest WA, with relevance across Australia. The work is based in Geraldton, a large regional centre in Western Australia that enjoys excellent climate and cultural, educational and recreational facilities.

The Western Australian Centre for Rural Health (WACRH) is a dynamic, multi-disciplinary academic centre working to improve the health of rural, remote and First Nations people through a unique collaboration of all five Western Australian universities. It has a strong collaborative ethos and the project is working in close collaboration with WACHS.

To be considered for this role, you will demonstrate:

Full details of the position's responsibilities and the selection criteria are outlined in the position description: Download File 509616.pdf

For further information regarding the position please contact: Dr Ivan Lin, 08 9956 0200.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants are encouraged to apply.

Closing date: Wednesday, 25 May 2022

This position is only open to applicants with relevant rights to work in Australia.

Our commitment to inclusion and diversity

UWA is committed to a diverse workforce. We celebrate inclusion and diversity and believe gender equity is fundamental to achieving our goal of being a top 50 university by 2050.