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Queensland Government

Science portfolio of the Department of Environment and Science

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Agricultural Health & Medicine Research Group (AgH&M)

Institute for Agriculture and The Environment, University of Southern Queensland

The Agricultural Health & Medicine Research Group was formed in partnership with Queensland Rural Medical Education Limited (QRME) to establish mechanisms to monitor farmer health and reduce chronic disease risk behaviours among agricultural workers. Our agricultural sector-specific research projects with a particular focus on chronic disease prevention and management include: a cross sectional study of health and wellbeing of farmers and farm workers participating in agricultural field days across Queensland; the LongYARDD study – longitudinal study of farmers and farm worker’s health and care; Agricultural Health Clinic Study – a longitudinal study centered on agricultural health clinics in the Darling Downs Region; epidemiological study of fatal and non-fatal farm injuries in the Darling Downs Hospital and Health Service District; and prevelance and risk factors for obesity among children in regional Queensland.

Website www.usq.edu.au/research/research-at-usq/institutes-centres/iage/agricultural-health

Key science sectors

Strengths and capabilities

  • Conducting longitudinal health research
  • Experience in conducting health services research
  • Clinical experience in agricultural health and medicine
  • Access to clinical services in rural towns industry and academic partnership

Facilities and major equipment

  • Collaboration with Clifton Community Clinic

Number of research staff

Up to 20 research staff

Address

Building Q, University of Southern Queensland, West Street, Toowoomba, 4350

Organisation type

  • University Research Centre

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Last updated:
6 September 2018