(also known as the Attract Connect Stay Framework) by Cosgrave, C. (2020) Introduces a straightforward, evidence-based strategy to enhance the retention of health professionals in rural areas. Addressing workplace, role, and community factors, it offers a holistic approach to reduce workforce turnover by improving job and personal satisfaction. A valuable resource for tackling health inequities in rural settings. 
by Cosgrave, C., Malatzky, C., & Gillespie, J. (2019) Explores the impact of place-based social processes on the retention of health professionals in rural Australia. Highlighting the critical role of social connections, community integration, and the fulfillment of life aspirations, this review identifies gaps in current research and calls for focused studies on the social determinants influencing workforce stability. This work underlines the urgency of understanding and leveraging social factors to address rural health workforce shortages. 

by Cosgrave, C., Maple, M., & Hussain, R. (2018) Presents Cath’s PhD  study on why early-career health professionals in rural and remote Australia consider leaving their positions. Focusing on community mental health workforce, the research identifies how employment and rural living factors influence turnover intentions. Utilising a constructivist grounded theory approach, the study reveals that turnover intention is closely linked to the gap between professional/personal expectations and the lived reality of these. Key findings include the critical roles of job satisfaction, workplace relationships, and life stage in influencing turnover decisions. This comprehensive study suggests tailored strategies to meet the aspirations of potential and current rural health workers, aiming to reduce turnover of health professional in rural places.

Dalton, H, Cosgrave, C, MacKinnon, D. (2023) Teen Clinic — An integrated primary healthcare model that improves access for young people in rural communities. Australian Journal of Rural Health. 00: 1– 10.

Gillespie, J., Cosgrave, C.  Malatzky, C., Carden, C. (2022) Sense of Place, Place Attachment, and Belonging-in-Place in Empirical Research:  A Scoping Review for Rural Health Workforce Research. Health & Place. 74 102756 

Gillespie, J., Cosgrave, C., Malatzky, C. (2022) Making the case for place-based governance in rural health workforce recruitment and retention: Lessons from Canada and Australia. Social Sciences & Humanities Open, 6(1): p. 100356.

Cosgrave, C., Kennedy, A., Dietrich, T., Gunn, K., MacDonald, J., McKay, C., … & Lewis, J. (2022) From co‐design to co‐production: Approaches, enablers, and constraints in developing a public health, capacity‐building solution. Australian Journal of Rural Health.30: 738– 746. doi:10.1111/ajr.12930

Cosgrave, C. (2021) Implementing Strategies for Strengthening Australia’s Rural Allied Health Workforce, Internet Journal of Allied Health Sciences and Practice. 01;19(4), Article 8. 

Roberts, P., Cosgrave, C., Gillespie, J., Malatzky. C., Hu. W., Hyde. S., Bailey, J., Yassine, T., Downes, N. Re-placing professional practice, (2021). Australian Journal for Rural Health, (Special issue) 00:1– 5, 

Kennedy, A., Cosgrave, C., Macdonald, J., Gunn, K., Dietrich, Y., Brumby, S. (2021) Translating co-design from face-to-face to online: An Australian primary producer project conducted during COVID-19, International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 18, 4147.

Moran, A., Nancarrow, S., Cosgrave, C., Griffith, A., Memery, R., (2020). What works, why and how? A systematic review and logic model of rural clinical placements for allied health students, BMC Health Services Research, 20, 866.

Malatzky, C., Gillespie, J., Couch, D. L., & Cosgrave, C. (2020). Why place matters: a rurally-orientated analysis of COVID-19’s differential impacts. Social Sciences & Humanities Open, 100063. 

Cosgrave, C., (2020) Context matters: Findings from a qualitative study exploring service and place factors influencing the recruitment and retention of allied health professionals in rural Australian public health services, International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 17(16):5815 

Cosgrave, C. (2020) The Whole-of-Person Retention Improvement Framework: A Guide for Addressing Health Workforce Challenges in the Rural Context, International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 17(8), 2698. 

Malatzky, C., Cosgrave, C., & Gillespie, J. (2020) The utility of conceptualisations of place and belonging in workforce retention: A proposal for future rural health research, Health and Place 62(102279) 

Cosgrave, C., Malatzky, C., & Gillespie, J. (2019) Social determinants of rural health workforce retention: A scoping review. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 16(3) 314.  

Cosgrave, C., Maple, M., & Hussain, R. (2018) An explanation of turnover intention among early-career nursing and allied health professionals working in rural and remote Australia: Findings from a grounded theory study, Rural and Remote Health, 18: 4511. 

Cosgrave, C., Maple, M., & Hussain, R. (2018). Work challenges negatively affecting the job satisfaction of early career community mental health professionals working in rural Australia: Findings from a qualitative study. Journal of Mental Health Training, Education and Practice. 13(3), 173-186. 

Cosgrave, C., Maple, M., & Hussain, R. (2017). Factors affecting job satisfaction of Aboriginal mental health workers working in community mental health in rural and remote New South Wales. Australian Health Review, 41(6) 707-711. 

Cosgrave, C., Hussain, R., & Maple, M. (2015). Factors impacting on retention amongst community mental health clinicians working in rural Australia: a literature review. Advances in Mental Health 13(1), 58–71. 

Cosgrave, C., Hussain, R., & Maple, M. (2015). Retention challenge facing Australia’s rural community mental health services: Service managers’ perspectives. Australian Journal of Rural Health, 23(5) 272–276 

Reports From Members of the Attract Connect Stay Team

Moran, A (2022) Attract Connect Stay (Community Connector Pilot Project 21-22)  — Final Project Evaluation 

Moran, A. & Cosgrave, C. (2021) Evaluation of the Community Connector Co-ordinator role: Greater Shepparton City Council, Report to The Greater Shepparton City Council (In Confidence) 

Cosgrave, C., (2019) Investigating new approaches to strengthen social connection of newly-arrived health workers in rural Australia – Canada, A Report for the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust of Australia - The Jack Brockhoff Foundation Churchill Fellowship 2018.

Heaney, D., Purves, C. O’Donnell, C, Heggie, H., Strasser, S., Barnard, A., Cosgrave, C. et al. (2019) Models of Multi-Disciplinary Team Working In Rural Primary Care: An International Review, Report to The Scottish Government-Remote and Rural General Practice Working Group, Rossal Research and Consultancy ISBN: 9781839603853,