Dr Jenny May

Episode 21: A passion for rural

In Episode 21 of Build ‘Em Up, we chat to Dr Jennifer (Jenny) May, Director of the University of Newcastle Department of Rural Health.

Jenny oversees the Rural Health Multidisciplinary Training (RHMT) Program in North Western NSW, the Tablelands and on the North Coast.

Complimentary to her UONDRH position, Jenny maintains an active clinical practice. She is engaged at a local not-for-profit GP practice dedicated to improving rural health options through recruitment and training.

She was Chair of the National Rural Health Alliance from 2008 – 2011 and remains engaged with multiple stakeholders to enhance the rural health workforce.

Jenny is a proud rural resident. Within her local community, she volunteers on community activities supporting and mentoring students to be involved in community capacity building projects. She is a regular contributor on both radio and local TV, providing public health and general practice perspectives and health information. She has featured on ABC’s “the Drum” and ABC 24, presenting on both local and more national workforce issues.