Conversation 24 - Metro-Creep, Hotspots and the Realities of Rural Development through Domestic Migration
SEGRA has set up a series of webinars called “A Conversation for Regional Australia about COVID-19” as a forum for those who live, work and invest in regional, rural and remote Australia. The goal of the webinars is to enable regions to get a greater understanding of the issues and pool their ideas and initiatives to ride out the storm. Impacts will be felt across health, the broader economy, education, business, lifestyle and our social fabric.
This webinar will be an in-depth look at regional development and domestic migration. It will be lead by Dean Carson, who is a Professorial Research Fellow with the School of Business and Law at CQUniversity and a Visiting Professor at the Arctic Research Centre at Umea University in Sweden. He is interested in who lives in, works in and visits small and relatively isolated rural areas. This interest has led to research into recruiting and retaining health professionals, four-wheel drive tourism, demographic change, economic and social innovation and management of dengue fever. Right now, Dean is ‘stuck’ in northern Sweden and spending time investigating the impacts of increased use of eHealth on the future of small towns and villages.
Webinar 24 speakers:
- Kate Charters, Chair, SEGRA
- Robert Prestipino, Principal, Vital Places
- Dean Carson, Professorial Research Fellow with the School of Business and Law at CQUniversity and a Visiting Professor at the Arctic Research Centre at Umea University in Sweden
- MC: Ian Doyle, journalist and former ABC broadcaster
To watch the webinar, please click here.