Margaret is the population health academic in the Monash University, Department of Rural and Indigenous Health (MUDRIH), Australia. Her current work at MUDRIH focuses on teaching research methods, supporting health promotion professionals in Gippsland, population health research, and rural health workforce research. In addition, she has recently designed a short course in evidence informed public health suitable for delivery in rural and remote areas. Margaret’s professional background is in nursing, public health practice and both clinical and social epidemiology. She has worked previously with Monash at the department of epidemiology and preventive medicine, and also internationally in the NT of Australia, Nepal and China. Margaret’s PhD thesis explored current issues in perception of health risks in Australia, and her Masters research project explored gender differences in registration and treatment outcome for tuberculosis in Nepal. Margaret currently holds a Monash University Faculty strategic project grant with Marion Carey, Martha Sinclair and Malcolm Sim to study health and wellbeing impacts and adaptation responses to long term water insecurity in rural Victorian towns. DrStebbing has also received a grant from Department of Health Victoria to research and trial a rural health workforce retention strategy aimed at Retention of Allied Health Professionals at Retirement Age in Rural Victoria (RETAINR).