About Us


Adelaide University Rural Health Alliance (AURHA)

The Adelaide University Rural Health Alliance (AURHA) is a student club that celebrates rural health.

AURHA is one of 29 "rural health clubs" from around the country. These clubs make up the National Rural Health Students' Network (NRHSN). Locally, we work alongside the rural health clubs from UniSA and Flinders Uni.

Membership is free, and is open to anyone with an interest in rural health regardless of whether they come from a rural area, the city or even from another country. Members can be students at The University of Adelaide who are studying medicine, nursing, dentistry, oral health, psychology or health sciences.

Members are invited to apply to attend our Yalata Kidney Health Festival in October each year! Rural High School Visits are a chance to chat with high school students about university, and a opportunity to travel to some amazing places (e.g. Port Lincoln or Kangaroo Island), and clinical skills trips take place around the state. Escape with AURHA is our main social event, and traditionally takes place at a mystery location just beyond the city limits.

President: Ricky Stocker-Johns
Vice President: Georgina Duncan
Secretary: Ella Bertolus
Treasurer: Dimple Bhatia
Sponsorship: Christine Gan

Events Coordinators: Emily Kelsh, Kirrily Zacher and Maddy O'Brien
Rural High School Visits Coordinators: Ashlee Nichol, Nicola Donaldson, Ryan Williams and Sanjit Suresh
Teddy Bear Hospital Coordinators: Kaviya Kalyanasundaram, Naveena Sankaran and Shanaya De Silva
Indigenous Representative: Kate Sharley
Yalata Trip Coordinators: Eloise Vaughan and Maddie Rock
Publications: Naveen Golyala and Methila Nanayakkara
IT Officer: Nathan Cappelluti
Tri-Club Representative: Raffaela Skourletos, Nithya Bangalore and Raelene Emmanuel
Medicine Representatives: Erin Widdison and Samiksha Mali
Dentistry Representatives: Tessa Elise and Taryn Desouza
Nursing Representative: Tash Haby
Psychology Representatives: Elise Prior and Molly Arendt