University of Queensland
Dr Matthew McGrail is a Senior Research Fellow with the University of Queensland, Rural Clinical School. His primary role is Head of Regional Training Hubs Research.
Dr McGrail is internationally recognised for his rural medical workforce research. He was a lead investigator on the completed Centre of Research Excellence in Rural and Remote Primary Health Care, under which he developed improved measures of healthcare access, notably producing the national Index of Access.
He also remains a lead investigator of the Medicine in Australia: Balancing Employment and Life (MABEL) longitudinal study of doctors, under which he leads the rural supply and distribution research theme. A key outcome of this was the Modified Monash Model rurality classification, which was adopted in 2015 by the federal Department of Health to underpin many of their national rural health workforce incentives and policies.