New South Wales and Australian Capital Territory


Explore NSW & ACT universities where you can apply for an academic post.

New South Wales and Australian Capital Territory


Explore NSW & ACT universities where you can apply for an academic post.

Last updated 23 October 2023

New South Wales and Australian Capital Territory

Connect with an academic general practice supervisor from a university department of general practice or rural clinical school. 

Explore the NSW & ACT universities hosting academic post registrars below.

University address: Florey Building, Building 54, Mills Rd, Australian National University, Acton ACT 2600.

Head of Department: A/Prof Katrina Anderson.

Key academic post contacts:
A/Prof Katrina Anderson: k.anderson@anu.edu.au
Dr Daniel Mogg: danielmogg83@gmail.com

Potential supervisors: A/Prof Katrina Anderson, Dr Kathleen O’Brien, Dr Stephen Martin and Dr Ashvini Munindradasa.

Areas of research interest, expertise or opportunities for academic post projects: Qualitative research around patient-centred medicine, early childhood health outcomes, using AI in general practice and general practice workforce issues. Our unit has a mix of qualitative and quantitative researchers who are happy to discuss and explore research that interests the registrar. We’ve been hosting academic registrars for twenty years and registrars enjoy being part of our team.

Teaching opportunities: Registrars are involved in year three teaching activities including case-based tutorials, seminars and general practice consultation skills.

Link to department website: https://www.health.act.gov.au/research/academic-unit-general-practice
https://medicalschool.anu.edu.au/research/units/academic-unit-general-practice

ANU Acton Campus
Macquarie Campus

University address: Suite 407, 2 Technology Place, Macquarie University, NSW 2109.

Head of Department: Prof Sanjyot Vagholkar.

Key academic post contacts:
Prof Sanjyot Vagholkar: sanjyot.vagholkar@mqhealth.org.au
Dr Tim Tse: tim.tse@mqhealth.org.au
Dr Bosco Wu: bosco.wu@mqhealth.org.au or 0422 340 523

Potential supervisors: Prof Sanjyot Vagholkar, Prof Simon Willcock, Dr Tim Tse, Dr Bosco Wu and Dr Janani Mahadeva.

Areas of research interest, expertise or opportunities for academic post projects: Our medical education research employs qualitative methods to explore student and clinician experience, chronic disease prevention in general practice, models of care, patient experiences of telehealth, aged care, doctors’ health and wellbeing, including back pain management.

Teaching opportunities: Our Director of Medicine program offers teaching opportunities through years one to three, spanning bedside teaching, clinical skills and lectures. The year three program includes a general practice intensive stream where registrars have additional opportunities to deliver weekly small group teaching and curriculum planning and mentorship of students.

Link to department website: https://www.mqhealth.org.au/services/find-a-service/general-practice/research

University address: C/- Room 205, Edward Ford Building A27, Sydney Medical School, Faculty of Medicine and Health, The University of Sydney NSW 2006.

Head of Department: Co-Heads A/Prof Fiona Robinson and A/Prof Melissa Kang.

Key academic post contacts:
Melissa Kang: melissa.kang@sydney.edu.au

Potential supervisors: A/Prof Melissa Kang (Research and Teaching), Dr Marguerite Tracy (Research and Teaching), Dr Liliana Laranjo (Research), A/Prof Fiona Robinson (Teaching/Medical Education), Linda Taoube (Teaching/Medical Education), Dr Phoebe Holdenson Kimura (Teaching/Medical Education), Dr Bianca Cannon (Teaching/Medical Education) and Dr Jennifer Dai (Teaching/Medical Education).

Areas of research interest, expertise or opportunities for academic post projects: We encourage registrars to choose research topics of interest and work with them closely to develop a research proposal. We aim to submit ethics applications before or soon after the start of the academic year. Our academics have varied clinical and research interests including women’s health, men’s health, adolescent health and immunisation, sexual health, addiction medicine, lifestyle medicine, mental health, cardiovascular health, digital health, prevention, medical education, aged care, virtual care, shared decision making, health services and systems. We offer expertise in various research methods including quantitative, qualitative and mixed methods studies, as well as knowledge translation and implementation science.

Teaching opportunities: Registers immerse in teaching during their final year of general practice term. Registrars engage in assessments, curriculum review and higher education teaching modules. They may also teach history-taking skills to first-year medical students.

Link to department website: https://www.sydney.edu.au/medicine-health/schools/sydney-medical-school/clinical-schools/general-practice-clinical-school.html

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University address: Madgwick Drive, Armidale, NSW 2351.

Head of Department: Prof Michelle Guppy.

Key academic post contact:
Prof Michelle Guppy: michelle.guppy@une.edu.au

Potential supervisors: Michelle Guppy or others on discussion with the registrar.

Areas of research interest, expertise or opportunities for academic post projects: Registrar can choose their own project or work within an existing project.

Teaching opportunities: Review and develop general practice and medicine tutorials in years three and five including OSCEs and vivas, curriculum development and exam development.

University address: University Drive, Callaghan, NSW, 2308.

Head of Department: A/Prof Graeme Horton.

Key academic post contact:
Parker Magin: parker.magin@newcastle.edu.au or 0408 953 872

Potential supervisors: Prof Parker Magin and A/Prof Graeme Horton.

Areas of research interest, expertise or opportunities for academic post projects: Registrar Clinical Encounters in Training (ReCEnT) project gathers data on registrars’ clinical and educational experience and actions during consultations. This data analyses a wide range of clinical topics and research questions. Particular areas of interest include antibiotic stewardship, telehealth, rational prescribing/deprescribing, ‘low-value’ care, environmentally sustainable healthcare, vertical integration of undergraduate and postgraduate general practice education, general practice-related procedures (performance and education), online teaching content in undergraduate courses, undergraduate student and/or general practice registrar wellbeing, undergraduate student assessment and medical professional identity.

Teaching opportunities: Case-based teaching, including case-based education in disadvantage/social equity and undergraduate student assessment (OSCE, MCQ, case-based learning assessment).

Link to department website: Coming soon

Newcastle University Academic Post
UNDA GP Research Team

University address: 160 Oxford Street, Darlinghurst, NSW 2010; PO Box 944 Broadway NSW 2007.

Head of Department: Prof Charlotte Hespe.

Key academic post contact:
Charlotte Hespe: charlotte.hespe@nd.edu.au or 0414 855 322

Potential supervisors: Dr Katrina Giskes, Dr Margot Woods and Prof Charlotte Hespe.

Areas of research interest, expertise or opportunities for academic post projects: Chronic disease management and preventive care with specific expertise in cardiovascular diseases, atrial fibrillation, familial hypercholesterolaemia, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease/asthma, cancer screening (hepatocellular carcinoma/cervical cancer/lung cancer), quality improvement and healthcare systems utilising innovative models of care and information technology, women’s health/contraception/dysfunctional uterine bleeding, general practice workforce and medical student engagement and progression into general practice training.

Teaching opportunities: Years one and two focus on problem-based learning and clinical and communication skills. Years three and four focus on back-to-base methods. Interested individuals can pursue a graduate certificate or master’s in medical education.

Link to department website: https://www.notredame.edu.au

University address: University of Wollongong, Northfields Ave Wollongong 2522 NSW; University of Wollongong - Shoalhaven, George Evans Rd Mundamia 2541 NSW.

Head of Department: Prof Andrew Bonney.

Key academic post contact:
Prof Andrew Bonney: abonney@uow.edu.au

Potential supervisors: Prof Andrew Bonney, Prof Rowena Ivers, A/Prof Lyndal Parker-Newlyn and Dr Fiona Williams.

Areas of research interest, expertise or opportunities for academic post projects: Topics including rural healthcare, general practice wellbeing, rational prescribing, antimicrobial stewardship and quality improvement in general practice.

Teaching opportunities: Various teaching opportunities include leading case-based learning tutorials and clinical skills tutorials and involvement in curriculum development.

Link to department website: https://www.uow.edu.au/science-medicine-health/schools-entities/gsm/
https://scholars.uow.edu.au/andrew-bonney/about

University of Wollongong Campus
UNSW Kensington Campus

University address: Kensington, NSW, 2052.

Head of Department: Assoc Prof Joel Rhee.

Key academic post contact:
Assoc Prof Joel Rhee: j.rhee@unsw.edu.au

Potential supervisors: Assoc Prof Joel Rhee, Assoc Prof Margo Barr, Dr Kerry Uebel, Dr Michael Tran, Dr Oliver Smith, Dr Renae Lawrence, Dr Rula Ali and Dr Victoria Jabbour.

Areas of research interest, expertise or opportunities for academic post projects: Models of general practice care in residential aged care homes, primary palliative care, cancer survivorship, advance care planning, chronic disease management, medical education, general practice workforce, qualitative research, big data analysis utilising the ‘45 and up’ study data.

Teaching opportunities: Years one and two focus on scenario group facilitation. Year three includes society and health tutorials covering general practice-related topics and preventative health. Years five and six involve teaching and assessment in the primary care course including OSCE exams, case writing and question development.

Link to department website: https://unsw.to/dgp

University address: Preferred postal address: Western Sydney University, Locked Bag 1797, Penrith NSW 2751; WSU School of Medicine Building, Corner of Narellan Road and Gilchrist Drive, Campbelltown NSW 2560; WSU Bathurst Rural Clinical School, Bathurst Hospital, Bathurst NSW 2795.

Head of Department: Prof Penny Abbott.

Key Academic Post contact:
Dr Phyllis Lau: Phyllis.lau@westernsydn.edu.au or 0400 778 812

Potential supervisors:
Campbelltown campus: Prof Penny Abbott, Dr Phyllis Lau, Dr Winston Lo and Dr Yasin Shahab.
Bathurst campus: Dr Levi Osuagwu, Dr Kam Wong and Dr Siddarth Sethi.

Areas of research interest, expertise or opportunities for academic post projects: We have an interest in improving the health and wellbeing of the community. Prospective academic registrars to discuss and explore their aspirations and areas of interest. Our expertise includes quantitative, qualitative or mixed methods research in adolescent health, chronic diseases, cultural diversity/competence, ear health, eye health, First Nations health, digital health technologies, health literacy, healthcare communication, health of doctors and medical students, health service delivery, interprofessional care, justice health, medical student mentorship, mental health, primary healthcare innovations, refugee health and women's health.

Teaching opportunities: The Western Sydney University Director of Medicine is a five-year program. Academic general practice registrars play a role in the teaching team, contributing to general practice teaching across all year levels. This includes small group work in conference weeks and ‘back to base’ sessions in metropolitan and/or rural settings, and all departmental activities, such as curriculum design.

Link to department website: https://www.westernsydney.edu.au/schools/som/research/general_practice

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