ARHEN David Lyle Prizes for Rural and Remote Health.

The ARHEN Board welcomes nominations for the 2023 ARHEN David Lyle Prizes for Rural and Remote Health.

Professor Lyle was Director of the Broken Hill University Department of Rural Health, the University of Sydney, from 1997 to 2022 and one of the founding members of ARHEN in 2001. Professor Lyle was a strong advocate for the work of the University Departments of Rural Health (UDRH) and led many collaborative initiatives over the years to build and share knowledge across ARHEN and support rural and remote health colleagues around Australia.

Professor Lyle also served on the ARHEN Executive as Chair and Treasurer on multiple occasions.

The ARHEN David Lyle Prizes for Rural and Remote Health are awarded to UDRH employees who make a positive contribution to ARHEN and demonstrate behaviours consistent with ARHEN values and priorities. Further information on ARHEN priorities is available here: https://arhen.org.au/about/priorites/

There are two categories of prizes on offer:

  • The David Lyle Prize for Rural and Remote Health (professional staff) – $2,500
  • The David Lyle Prize for Rural and Remote Health (academic staff) – $2,500

There are also two highly commended prizes of $1,500 on offer for up and coming staff in each category.

The prizes are open to staff currently employed at a UDRH and who have been employed for 12 months or more at their current UDRH and are residents in the region where their UDRH operates.

Applications are encouraged from all staff.  The ARHEN Board especially encourages applications from staff who are committed to developing a career in rural and remote health, as well as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff.

Applicants should read the attached Guidelines before submitting an application.

Applications should be emailed to admin@arhen.org.au by Friday, 24 November 2023.

For further information, please contact your UDRH director or email the ARHEN National Office at admin@arhen.org.au.