ARCH Regional Health

Building better Regional Communities
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ARCH Regional Health

ARCH Regional Health is made of interdisciplinary teams of researchers and practicing health professionals in regional Victoria who collaborate to conduct innovative and world class research. This research provides robust evidence that can be used to inform policy making and clinical practice in regional areas and beyond. These teams work in close collaboration with clinical and community stakeholders, employing co-design where appropriate, to maximise translational speed and impact.
 
Regional research programmes are led or co-led by staff from La Trobe University’s four regional campuses: Bendigo, Albury-Wodonga, Mildura, and Shepparton. The interdisciplinary research teams are drawn from the disciplines of Public Health, Nursing and Midwifery, Paramedicine, Exercise Science and Physiology, Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, Speech Pathology, Social Work, Dentistry and Oral Health, Psychology, and Pharmacy. These disciplines, together with the John Richards Centre for Rural Ageing Research (based at the Albury-Wodonga campus) and the Violet Vines Marshman Rural Health Initiative, sit mainly within the La Trobe Rural Health School, however Psychology is part of the School of Psychology and Public Health, and Pharmacy sits within the La Trobe Institute of Molecular Sciences (Bendigo campus only). While our research extends to all parts of regional Victoria and other state and national locations, a major focus of our work is the Hume and Loddon Mallee regions, that between them account for approximately 20% of Victoria’s population.
 
ARCH Regional Health collaborates with public, private, and emergency health services providers across the state. Consistent with La Trobe University values, we strive to produce research that is inclusive and connected, innovative, accountable, caring, and relevant to the needs of our partners and the communities they serve.
 
The ARCH Chair at La Trobe Regional Health is Dr George Mnatzaganian

The ARCH Regional Health site is still under construction and will be available soon.