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Researcher: Astill, S (Dr Sandra Astill)

Fields of Research

Human geography
Economic geography
Health services and systems
Nutrition and dietetics
Medicine, nursing and health curriculum and pedagogy

Research Objectives

Expanding knowledge in human society
Rural and remote area health
Evaluation of health and support services
Natural hazards
Nursing

Career Best Publications

Ageing in remote and cyclone-prone communities: geography, policy, and disaster relief; Geographical Research

Research Publications

Ageing in remote and cyclone-prone communities: geography, policy, and disaster relief; Geographical Research
Are ageing sea-change communities, facing future intense cyclones, truly self-reliant?; INSTITUTE OF AUSTRALIAN GEOGRAPHERS 2015 CONFERENCE
Attracting Health Professionals into the Rural - Professional Experience Placement (PEP): Student Expansion, Project Evaluation; Rural Health and Collaborative Research Symposium
Future challenges for older adults residing in ageing coastal hamlets on Queensland’s cyclone-prone coastline
Hazard preparatory information seeking habits of coastal far north Queensland communities; IAG/NZGS Conference 2014
Improving health student placement experiences in rural Tasmania: The Whole of Community Facilitator model of support; Australian and International Journal of Rural Education
Investigating the hazard preparatory information-seeking habits of far north Queensland coastal communities; The Australian Journal of Emergency Management
Reconceptualising 'community' to identify place-based disaster management needs in Tasmania; Australian Journal of Emergency Management
Researcher Trauma: A PhD Candidate's Persepctive; Royal Geographical Society Annual International Conference 2017
Successive Natural Disasters and Ageing Rural Remote Communities: Lessons from Far North Queensland; Australian and New Zealand Disaster and Emergency Management Conference
Successive natural disasters, rural communities and the ageing population: Lessons from Far North Queensland; Australian and New Zealand Emergency management Conference
The importance of supervisory and organisational awareness of the risks for an early career natural hazard researcher with personal past-disaster experience; Emotion, Space and Society
‘The trauma of the cyclone has changed us forever’: self-reliance, vulnerability and resilience among older Australians in cyclone-prone areas; Ageing and Society
“We expect seniors to be able to prepare and recover from a cyclone as well as younger members of this community”: Emergency Management’s Expectations of Older Adults Residing in Aging, Remote Hamlets on Australia’s Cyclone-Prone Coastline; Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness

Research Projects

Research Candidate Supervision