Centre for Rural Health and Community Development

The Centre for Rural Health and Community Development (CRHaCD) has been charged with the important task of developing and driving research in regional and rural Australia to help create healthy, thriving, sustainable communities.

Regional and remote areas play an important role in the economic health of our state, hosting key industries such as agriculture, aquaculture and mining. However, regional communities often face challenges, including isolation from health and education services, fewer social and cultural outlets, and the threat of natural disasters such as drought, flood and fire.

Our research projects span a vast range of topics – from the merit in using shed-based men’s clubs as a way to prevent social isolation and mental health issues, to the transition rural youth must make after their final year of schooling.

Based at UniSA’s Centre for Regional Engagement in Whyalla and Mount Gambier, CRHaCD offers exciting opportunities for post-doctoral, PhD and honours students to study with us, as well as consultancy services for external organisations.  

Learn more about the Centre

  • Research


    Search our research database to discover the exciting projects worked on at the Centre.

    Projects and grants

  • Publications


    Browse through our publications database to discover and access our research output.

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  • Study with us

    Study with us

    Find out about undertaking research with us as a PhD, Honours or vacation student.

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  • Evaluation services

    Evaluation services

    Engage our Evaluation Unit to help design, manage and effectively evaluate your project.

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Areas of study and research

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