Professor Craig Veitch
|Qualifications: PhD (UQ), BA Hons (Macq), DipAppSc Rad Ther (QUT)
Professor Craig Veitch is Professor of Community Based Health Care, at the Faculty of Health Sciences, The University of Sydney, and Director of the Community Based Health Care Research Unit which is jointly funded by the Faculty of Health Sciences and the Royal Rehabilitation Centre Sydney. His clinical background is radiation therapy, in which field he holds a Diploma of Applied Science. His academic background is in epidemiology and health services research in which he holds a Bachelor of Arts (Hons), and a Doctorate.
In addition to his academic appointment at The University of Sydney, Professor Veitch is an Adjunct Professor at the James Cook University School of Medicine, where he was previously the Inaugural Professor of Rural Health until December 2007.
Professor Veitch leads a team awarded a National Health and Medical Research Council Partnerships for Better Health grant, in partnership with the NSW Department of Family and Community Services – Ageing, Disability and Home Care (Western Region) to gather policy-informing evidence on the allied health workforce and services delivering therapy and support to people with a disability in rural and remote New South Wales.
Professor Veitch’s research interests include community-based health care, health workforce, health services development, rural health, health care behavior, community epidemiology, primary health care, colorectal cancer, and health services evaluation.
He has authored over 100 peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters and research monographs. He is on the editorial boards of three international journals.
Professor Veitch is an epidemiologist and health services researcher with clinical experience in radiation therapy (1974-88). His particular skills are in study design, data collection and analysis procedures. His 20 years' research experience includes development and evaluation in rural health workforce, rural health services, and policy in Australia, Canada, Scotland, Thailand and The Philippines.
Professor Veitch is an Adjunct Professor within the James Cook University School of Medicine where he was formerly the inaugural Professor of Rural Health (2000-07).
His research interests include community-based health care, rural road safety, rural health, health care seeking and decision making, primary health care, health workforce, rural cancer patients' experiences and health care decisions, and after hours primary health care. He has over 200 publications in peer reviewed journals, books and monographs, peer-reviewed conference papers, and working reports. He has been an invited keynote presenter at 35 invited national and international conferences, summer schools and workshops. He has been involved in over 50 research projects with a total value in excess of $15M.
Teaching and Service Repsonsibilities
Primary supervisor to 6 postgraduate students -Associate supervisor to 3 postgraduate students -Convenor, Health Systems & Global Populations FRG -Adjunct Professor, James Cook University School of Medicine and Dentistry, Townsville, Australia
- Dew A, Bulkeley K, VEITCH C, Bundy A, Gallego G, Lincoln M, Brentnall J, Griffiths S. Addressing barriers to accessing therapy services in rural and remote areas. Disability & Rehabilitation, (accepted May 2012).
- VEITCH C, Dew A, Bulkeley K, Lincoln M, Bundy A, Gallego G, Griffiths S, 2012. Issues affecting practitioner workforce and service delivery to people with a disability in rural and remote New South Wales: Perspectives of policy-makers, senior managers and practitioners. Rural and Remote Health, 12: 1903 (online).
- Kennedy N, Barnes J, Rose A, VEITCH C, 2012. Clinicians’ Expectations and Early Experiences of a New Comprehensive Rehabilitation Case Management Model in a Specialist Brain Injury Rehabilitation Unit. Brain Impairment 13(1): 62-71.
- VEITCH C, Lincoln M, Bundy A, Gallego G, Dew A, Bulkeley K, Brentnall J, Griffiths S, 2012. Integrating evidence into policy and sustainable disability services delivery in western New South Wales, Australia: the ‘wobbly hub and double spokes’ project. BMC Health Services Research 12: 70.
- Dew A, VEITCH C, Lincoln M, Brentnall J, Bulkeley K, Gallego G, Bundy A, Griffiths S, 2012. The need for new models for delivery of therapy intervention to people with a disability in rural and remote areas of Australia. Journal of Intellectual & Developmental Disability 37(1): 50-53.
- Evans R, VEITCH C, Hays RB, Clark ML, Larkins SL, 2011. Rural maternity care and health policy: parents’ experiences. Australian Journal of Rural Health 19(6): 306-311.
- Wilson L, Black D, VEITCH C, 2011. Heatwaves and the elderly: challenges for primary health care providers. Australian Family Physician 40(8): 637-640.
- Harris M, Pascoe S, Crossland LJ, Beilby J, VEITCH C, Spigelman A, 2011. Referral pathways in colorectal cancer: findings from a qualitative study in general practice. Medical Journal of Australia 195(4): 178.
- Larkins SL, Page RP, Panaretto KS, Mitchell M, Alberts V, McGinty S, VEITCH C, 2011. The transformative potential of young motherhood for disadvantaged Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women in Townsville, Australia. Medical Journal of Australia 194(10): 551-555.
- McBain-Rigg K, VEITCH C, 2011. Cultural barriers to health care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders in Mount Isa. Australian Journal of Rural Health 19(2): 70-74.
- NHMRC Partnership Grant, 2010-2014, $1.6M
- NHMRC Capacity Building Grant, 2007-2013, $2.5M
- National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility Grant, 2011-13, $200,000
- Cancer Council of Australia Project Grant, 2008-11, $598,750