The Wobbly Hub Rural Research Team (WHRRT) is a network of researchers dedicated to improving the lives of people with disabilities and their carers living in rural and remote Australia. Our core mission is to understand issues involved in accessing allied health services in rural and remote areas, and to develop innovative, community-based solutions.
We focus our work on telepractice; health, disability and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people; allied health and disability services; and the allied health workforce.
WHRRT is led by Professor Michelle Lincoln, and comprises a multidisciplinary team which includes occupational therapists, speech-language pathologists, health services researchers, and sociologists, as well as a strong network of PhD, Masters and honours students.
Some of WHRRT’s previous work was funded by the National Health and Medical Research Council as a partnership grant with NSW Family and Community Services, Ageing Disability and Home Care in Western NSW and the Australian Research Council. WHRRT has productive partnerships with key service delivery and research organisations such as Royal Far West, and the Poche Centre for Indigenous Health.