Western Australia


Explore Western Australian universities where you can apply for an academic post.

Western Australia


Explore Western Australian universities where you can apply for an academic post.

Last updated 2 August 2023

Western Australia

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

Explore the Western Australian universities hosting academic post registrars below.

Curtain University campus

University address: Building, 410 Koorliny Way, Bentley, WA, 6102. 

Head of department: Assoc Dean and Prof John Olynyk. 

Key academic post contact: Assoc Prof Lewis MacKinnon: 
Lewis.Mackinnon@curtin.edu.au and
and Prof Fraser Brims: Fraser.Brims@curtin.edu.au

Potential supervisors: Assoc Prof Lewis MacKinnon, Assoc Professor Daniel Xu, Prof Fraser Brims and Prof John Olynyk. 

Area of research interest, activities, expertise or opportunities for academic post projects: Our department focuses on chronic disease management, rural health delivery and sexual health. Ongoing projects include the Peel Longitudinal Integrated Clerkship Project, funded by the 2024 RACGP Educational Research Grant and a Medical Research Future Fund project on chronic disease rural health delivery. Other initiatives include a Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) delivery pilot, hyperferritinaemia management and the MindSurf mental health AI app. Collaboration with the Curtin School of Population Health Clinical Research and Education, WA Health Service Providers (HSPs) and stakeholders such as SiREN further enhance applied research and project planning opportunities. 

Click here to view department website.

University address: 19 Mouat Street, PO Box 1225, Fremantle, WA, 6959. 

Head of department: Dr Rikki Priest (interim).  

Key academic post contact:
Dr Rikki Priest: rikki.priest@nd.edu.au and Assoc Prof Diane Arnold-Reed: diane.arnold-reed@nd.edu.au

Potential supervisors: Dr Rikki Priest (GP), Assoc Prof Diane Arnold-Reed (GP research), Dr Ramya Raman (GP), Prof Donna Mak (Population Health), Prof Max Bulsara (Biostatistics), Prof Caroline Bulsara (Qualitative), Dr Raoul Oehmen (Various) and Dr Lauren Bloomfield (Population Health). 

Area of research interest, activities, expertise or opportunities for academic post projects: Our department focuses on a broad range of primary care and general practice research, such as clinical care, patient-focused research and patient record analysis. 

The listed supervisors have research experience in multimorbidity, pain, population health, matrescence, perinatal mental health, paediatric medicine, medical education, emotional intelligence, dementia, cognitive decline, psycho-oncology and large data analysis. 

Biostatistical and qualitative analytical support is available. 

Registrars are encouraged to choose an area of interest and the idea can be developed with the appropriate team. 

Teaching opportunities: We offer many opportunities for teaching involvement, including small group sessions focused on clinical skills and problem-based learning, team teaching in workshops and seminars and general practice and public health teaching opportunities.  

Teaching innovations are encouraged. Teaching sessions can be planned to fit with other registrar commitments. 

UWA campus

University address: 35 Stirling Hwy, Crawley, WA, 6009.

Head of department: Assoc Prof Nahal Mavaddat. 

Key academic post contact: Assoc Professor Nahal Mavaddat: nahal.mavaddat@uwa.edu.au

Potential supervisors: Assoc Prof Diane Arnold-Reed 

Area of research interest, activities, expertise or opportunities for academic post projects: Our department focuses on mental health, chronic disease management behavioural change (including metabolic syndrome and deprescribing), medically unexplained symptoms, health humanities, social isolation, loneliness, quality of life and patient experience.  

Dr Frayne’s interests include women’s health, medical education and comorbidity. Both supervisors have experience in supervising academic registrars.  

There are plenty of collaborative opportunities at the University of Australia Medical School and the Rural Clinical School provide potential co-supervisors for rural-based projects.  

Teaching opportunities: We provide teaching opportunities for academic registrars in clinical skills to MD1 and MD2 students, as well as general practice case-based teaching of MD2s.  

Click here to view department website.