The ARHEN Board is pleased to announce the inaugural David Lyle Prizes for Rural and Remote Health in recognition of long-term ARHEN Board member, Professor David Lyle, who has recently retired.
Professor Lyle was Director of the Broken Hill 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 on multiple occasions as Chair and Treasurer.
The ARHEN David Lyle Prizes for Rural and Remote Health will be awarded annually to two employees from the University Departments of Rural Health (UDRH) who make a positive contribution to ARHEN and demonstrate behaviours consistent with ARHEN values and priorities.
There are two 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
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 in which 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 firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday 28 October 2022.
For further information please contact your UDRH director or email the ARHEN National Director at email@example.com.