First aid: examining health workforce migration
With Australia one of few places across the world that actively recruits doctors, nurses and dentist from other counties, a multidisciplinary research team is investigating the benefits and drawbacks of skilled migration for medical professionals.
Strengthening health workforce migration to Australia and Canada
With Australia one of few places across the world that actively recruits doctors, nurses and dentist from other countries, a multidisciplinary research team is investigating the benefits and drawbacks of skilled migration policies for medical professionals.
The Melbourne Institute's Professor Anthony Scott joins the Melbourne School of Population and Global Health's Professor Lesleyanne Hawthorne, and a team of researchers from universities across Australia and Canada, for the project, which aims to assess if the goal of domestic self-sufficiency is likely to be met by 2025.
Researchers will also examine the risk of a ‘two tier’ health workforce developing, resulting in conditionally registered migrants servicing patients in undersupplied sectors and sites, as well as propose changes to make Australia's migration and health policy systems more effective and ethical in future compared to Canada, a key global competitor for skilled migrants.
This project aims provide evidence to influence policy reforms to Australia's migration and health policy systems for skilled migrants working in medical professions.
Professor Charles Sampford, Griffith University
Professor Stephanie Short, University of Sydney
Dr Hugh Breakey, Griffith University
Professor James Ted McDonald, University of New Brunswick, Canada
Professor Lennox Sweetman, McMaster University, Canada