Building Sustainable, Resilient and Thriving Rural Places


Bruce (Alan) CHATER

Rural Wonca (Working party on Rural Practice of the World Organisation of Family Doctors)



Professor Alan Bruce Chater is from Queensland, Australia where he is Medical Superintendent with Right to Private Practice in the rural town of Theodore. He is Chair of Rural Wonca (World Organization of General Practitioners Working Party on Rural Practice), Mayne Professor and Head of the Discipline of Rural and Remote Medicine at University of Queensland, and on the Australian Independent Hospital Pricing Authority Board. He was the founding convenor of the Rural Doctors Associations of Queensland and Australia and the founding Chair of the Australian National Rural Health Alliance and inaugural Chair of the Statewide Rural and Remote Clinical Network Queensland Health. He remains grounded in the needs of rural communities as he performs these roles while providing comprehensive rural generalist hospital practice and general practice in Theodore. He has been awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia for his service to Rural Medicine and his rural community.

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