Associate Professor Bruce Chater (OAM)

Associate Professor Bruce Chater is Head of the Academic Discipline of Rural and Remote Medicine at the University of Queensland — tasks he performs from his rural base of Theodore, Queensland where he continues as a practising rural doctor.

Bruce has been very involved in ensuring that rural health services provide high quality and professional services to rural people. He was the founding convener of the Rural Doctors’ Association of Queensland and Australia, founding Chair of the National Rural Health Alliance, Secretary Rural Wonca (Rural Working Party of the World Organisation of Family Doctors) and served as President of the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine.