Elevating South Australia's Innovative Women
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2017 Regional Rural and Remote

Kate Fennell

Did you know that if you live outside a metropolitan centre, your health is likely to be
poorer than that of a city dweller? If you are a farmer, your mental health is likely to be
worse too. Kate’s work aims to turn these patterns ‘on their head’. She works with rural
Australians to develop solutions to health and mental-health related problems.

This valuable consumer-based knowledge is carefully combined with what the scientific
literature suggests will assist to address the given problems. Then, to ensure the solutions
have broad reach and are sustainable, Kate finds engaging and appropriate ways to deliver
them via the internet, harnessing the power of the new National Broadband Network.