Mrs Pratima DurgaLecturer and Director for the Centre for Learning and Scholarship Skills (CLASS)
Contact Pratima Durga
Pratima completed her MBA at Central Queensland University (CQU) in 2009 and is currently doing her PhD at the same university. Her research thesis is entitled: Assessing informal and unregulated health care provision in rural and remote regions. Pratima is also part of a team who won an interdisciplinary research grant from CQU. The project title is: Remote Health Access: Protecting vulnerable remote and regional populations with eHealth solutions.
Pratima has spent 23 years of her professional life working in the public service and has held several management roles in the private sector before joining Alphacrucis College.
teaches an array of subjects in the Faculty of Business, specialising in Economics,
Business Law, and Management.
PhD (candidate) (Central Queensland University)
Dissertation Title Assessing informal and unregulated health care provision in rural and remote regions. 0
Master of Business Administration (Human Resource Management) (Central Queensland University) 2009
Cert IV TAE (Ballistic Training Solutions) 2016
Assessing informal and unregulated health care provision in rural and remote regions.
The proposed research will evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of current practice of informal healthcare providers in rural and remote areas. This project will scope the quality of medical services, assess the shortage of formally-trained practitioners and the problems faced by talent retention in rural communities. The research will result in an improved empirical base on the prevalence of community-based medical practices in remote regions, and give insights that will be transferable to other remote settings, including remote and disadvantaged communities in Australia.
Research and Professional Grants
- Remote Health Access, $27000, Central Queensland University
- Assessing informal and unregulated health care provision in rural and remote regions (2018), CQU, Rockhampton, Australia, 02 Jul 2018
- Assessing informal and unregulated health care provision in rural and remote regions (2018), Business and Law Symposium, Brisbane, Australia, 01 Jun 2018
- Muurlink, O., Durga, P., Awan, N. & Taylor Robinson, A.W.(2021). Success and its consequences: Bangladesh’s health report card at 50 (accepted for publication) In , The Emergence of Bangladesh (pp. ). Palgrave Macmillan, UK. | External link
- Pratima Durga, Lisa A. Caffery, Andrew W. Taylor-Robinson , Olav T. Muurlink (2021). Stretched to the limit: Rural healthcare in Bangladesh and Australia (under review). Health and Social Care in the Community, . | Link to journal
- Pratima Durga, Olav T. Muurlink, Andrew W. Taylor-Robinson, Talitha Best (2021). Beneath the cloak of invisibility: The village doctor business (in progress). , .
- Pratima Durga, Lisa A. Caffery, Andrew W. Taylor-Robinson , Olav T. Muurlink (2021). Deregulation and positive deviance in rural health care: Bangladesh and Australia (under review). Sociology of Health and Illness, . | Link to journal
- Durga, Pratima (2020). Central Highlands Community Wellbeing and Resilience during COVID-19 Report.
National Rural Health Alliance (since 2019)
- BUS101 Business Law
- BUS102 Economics
- BUS260 Business Finance
- HRM201 Fundamentals of Human Resource Management
- HRM202 Human Resource Planning and Development
- HRM302 Performance Management
- MAN101 Introduction to Management
- MAN201 Organisational Behaviour
- MAN311 Strategic Management
- MAN351 International Management
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