Associate Professor Geoff Argus

Director, SQ Rural Health

Southern Queensland Rural Health
Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences


Associate Professor Argus is the inaugural Director of Southern Queensland Rural Health (SQRH), a Commonwealth funded University Department of Rural Health established in late 2017. Located in Toowoomba and Charleville, the SQRH footprint covers the Darling Downs, South Burnett and South West Queensland regions. SQRHs research program covers five key areas:

  1. Rural health workforce development
  2. Rural training strategies
  3. Research into innovative rural health service delivery models
  4. Health issues directly impacting on rural communities
  5. Improving Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health

In 2022, SQRH was awarded $5M over 2 years under the Rural Health Mutlidisciplinary Training Program to establish a rural allied health training hub in St George Queensland and an aged care training hub in Chinchilla, Queensland.

A/Prof Argus is a Board Director with the Australian Rural Health Education Network and the National Rural Health Alliance.


  • Graduate Certificate in Public Health, The University of Queensland
  • Masters (Coursework), Psychology (Clinical), USQ
  • Bachelor Science (Psychology) (Honours), USQ


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