Site Detail50

Name and address of main site

Northern NSW University Department of Rural Health
Cnr Dean and Johnston Streets
Tamworth NSW 2340

Locked Bag 9783
New England Mail Sorting Centre
Tamworth NSW 2348

Collaborating universities

University of Newcastle, University of New England

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

3 additional sites; Armidale, Taree, Moree

Mission statement

  • Prepare graduates who deliver world-class health care
  • Develop pathways for students to enter rural clinical practice
  • Research aimed at improving the quality of health, education and well-being of rural people
  • Investigate alternative models of rural health service and clinical practice
  • Indigenous cultural education in all UDRH activities aimed at improving Indigenous health

Start date


Total staffing numbers

34 including fractional appointments and casual academics

Student numbers

1-2 w Under

2+w Under

1-2 w Post

2+w Post

2008 (Jan-June)14313260

Capital works and facilities as at July 2008


  • Office space
  • Student lounge
  • 2 tutorial rooms
  • Computer lounge
  • Video-conferencing
  • Access to student accomodation for 12 students


  • 1 clinical skills lab
  • Student lounge
  • Library
  • Lecture theatre
  • Board room
  • 2 meeting rooms
  • 1 seminar room
  • 1 tutorial room
  • Office space
  • Video-conferencing
  • Student accomodation to house 42 students (this will increase in 2009)


  • Office space
  • 3 tutorial rooms
  • Video-conferencing
  • Student accomodation for 16 students

Main areas of research interests

  • Aboriginal health
  • Workforce capacity research

50Data and information provided by the UDRH, as at August 2008, unless otherwise specified
51Figures sourced from 2007 six-monthly reports