About CERSH

CERSH is funded by the Department of Health and Human Services Victoria through a service agreement with the University of Melbourne, to work across the Goulburn Valley, Northeast Victoria and Loddon Mallee regions.

Our small staff team are based in Parkville/Shepparton (1.2 FTE), Wangaratta (2.5 FTE) and Bendigo (1.4 FTE).

 

Our Vision Statement

The vision of the Centre for Excellence in Rural Sexual Health (CERSH) is that all rural Victorians have access to quality sexual health care, information and support that is tailored to their individual needs.

Our Mission Statement

The CERSH mission is to sustainably develop sexual and reproductive health services capacity in rural Victoria by building collaborations and partnerships between institutions, agencies, services and individuals to achieve the CERSH vision.

Our Staff

The CERSH team is led by Director and Associate Professor Jane Tomnay (PhD). Based in rural Victoria the team is made up of experts in their fields who are committed to improving the health and services for people living in rural and regional Victoria.

CERSH Director:
Associate Professor Jane Tomnay (PhD)
Centre for Excellence in Rural Sexual Health
Department of Rural Health
49 Graham St, Shepparton Victoria 3630
Phone: 03 5823 4527 or via email

Senior Health Promotion Manager:
Kylie Stephens 

Centre for Excellence in Rural Sexual Health
Department of Rural Health
PO Box 386, Wangaratta Victoria 3676
Phone: 03 5720 1705
Mobile: 0417 054 040
 or via email

Senior Lecturer:
Dr. Siobhan Bourke
Centre for Excellence in Rural Sexual Health
Department of Rural Health
Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences
Phone: 0410 304 052 or via email

Research Fellow:
Alana Hulme Chambers (PhD)
Centre for Excellence in Rural Sexual Health
Department of Rural Health
PO Box 386 Wangaratta 3676 Victoria
Phone: 03 5720 1715 Mobile: 0411 224 737 or via email

Sexual Health and Wellbeing Project Officer:
Jenny O’Connor
Centre for Excellence in Rural Sexual Health
Department of Rural Health
PO Box 386 Wangaratta 3676
Phone: 03 5720 1729  Mobile: 0437 210 541 or via email

Sexual Health and Wellbeing Project Officer:
Giselle Lawler
Centre for Excellence in Rural Sexual Health
Department of Rural Health
La Trobe University, Edwards Road, Bendigo
Phone: 03 5444 7071  Mobile: 0437 562 747 or via email

Sexual Health and Wellbeing Project Officer:
Nina Hakamies
Centre for Excellence in Rural Sexual Health
Department of Rural Health
La Trobe University, Edwards Road, Bendigo
Phone: 03 5444 7070 Mobile: 0437 562 747 or via email

Communications and Administration Officer:
Bree Attwood
Centre for Excellence in Rural Sexual Health
Department of Rural Health
PO Box 386 Wangaratta 3676
Phone: 03 5720 1730  Mobile: 0437 196 739 or via email