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Current and Past recipients of the Academic Post Program


Current and Past recipients of the Academic Post Program


Education > GPs in training > AGPT Academic Post Program > Current and Past recipients of the Academic Post Program
Last updated 6 March 2024

Past recipients of the Academic Post Program 

The RACGP awarded 20 academic posts in 2024. A list of the successful applicants and their research projects can be accessed here: 2024 academic post registrars and research questions.

The RACGP awarded 20 academic posts in 2023. A list of the successful applicants and their research projects can be accessed here: 2023 academic post registrars and research questions

Significant achievements:  

  • Dr Sonia Srinivasan received RACGP Foundation Charles Bridges-Webb Memorial Award for her project “Supporting primary care provision of contraception and abortion: an evaluation of digital content from an Australian virtual community of practice”. ($1,000) 

The RACGP awarded 22 academic posts for the 2022 program. A list of the successful applicants and their research projects can be accessed here: 2022 academic post registrars and research questions

Scholarly articles published by 2022 academic registrars: 

Significant achievements: 

  • 2022 Academic Post registrar Dr Renae Lawrence received the 2023 RACGP Foundation / BOQ Specialist Research Grant for their project: A general practice toolkit to promote physical activity among people living with cancer. ($20,000) 

 

The RACGP awarded 21 academic posts for the 2021 program. A list of the successful applicants and their research projects can be accessed here: 2021 academic post registrars and research questions

Scholarly articles published by 2021 academic registrars: 

Significant achievements: 

  • Dr Isabel Hanson was selected as a 2022 Sir General John Monash Scholar 

  • Dr Katie Fisher was awarded a RACGP Foundation Charles Bridges-Webb Memorial Award for her work with Prof Parker Magin, Prof Mieke van Driel and Ms Amanda Tapley. Project title - The prevalence and associations of telehealth consultations in GP registrars' practice: a cross-sectional study nested within the Registrar Clinical Encounters in Training (ReCEnT) study. ($1,000.00) 

  • Dr Brent Venning was awarded a RACGP Foundation Charles Bridges-Webb Memorial Award for his Academic Post research project. Project title - A Discrete Choice Experiment: Preferences and willingness-to-pay for a DNA test to assess cancer risk. ($1,000.00) 

 

A list of the successful applicants and their research projects can be accessed here: 2020 academic post registrars and research questions

Scholarly articles published by 2020 Academic Registrars: 

  • "Immunising older Australians: Pre-COVID-19 vaccine perspectives from general practice training" publish by 2020 academic post registrar Dr Isaac Tranter (available here
  • "Long-term benzodiazepines and z-drug prescribing in Australian general practice between 2011 and 2018: A national study" published by 2020 academic post registrar Dr Amelia Woods (available here
  • "Women’s experiences of, and preferences for, postpartum contraception counselling"- published by 2020 Academic Post registrar Ching Kay Li (available here

Significant achievements:  

  • Dr Talila Milroy received the RACGP Foundation Indigenous Health Award for her project “Aboriginal women’s perspectives on menstrual health and modes of engagement with primary care providers”. ($9,000) 

 

A list of successful applicants and their research projects can be accessed here: 2019 academic post registrars and research questions (PDF 469 KB) 

Scholarly articles published by 2019 academic registrars: 

  • "Advance care planning in dementia: a qualitative study of Australian general practitioners" published by 2019 Academic Post registrar Dr Adnan Alam (available via CSIRO
  • "Educator perceptions on teaching Indigenous health: Racism, privilege and self‐reflexivity" published by 2019 Academic Post Registrar Dr Alyssa Vass (available from Wiley
  • "Trends in long-term opioid prescriptions for musculoskeletal conditions in Australian general practice: a national longitudinal study using Medicine Insight, 2012–2018" published by 2019 Academic Post Registrar Dr Sean Black-Tiong (available at BMJ

Significant achievements: 

  • Dr Adnan Alam was awarded the Australian Journal of Primary Health Best Oral Paper Prize for his paper entitled 'Advance care planning in dementia: A qualitative study of Australian general practitioners' at the AAAPC Annual Research Conference in August 2020. 
  • Dr Rita McMorrow was awarded the Alan Chancellor Award – presented to a GP or general practice registrar considered to be the best first presenter of a research paper at the RACGP’s annual conference – GP19 in October 2019. 
  • Dr Georgina Taylor was awarded the Ada Wilmadda Parry Aboriginal Health Scholarship – presented to the best project idea that focuses on improving cultural and linguistic understanding between indigenous patients and general practitioners to create positive health change in the Northern Territory. 
  • Dr Sean Black-Tiong has been awarded the Motor Accident Insurance Commission (MAIC) / RACGP Foundation Research Grant. 
  • Dr Katrina Giskes has been awarded the HCF Research Foundation / RACGP Foundation Research Grant. 

 

 

A list of successful applicants and their research projects can be accessed here: 2018 academic post registrars and research questions (PDF 84 KB) 

Scholarly articles published by 2018 academic registrars 

  • "Patient chosen gap payments in primary care: Predictions of patient acceptability, uptake and willingness to pay from a discrete choice experiment" A paper written by 2018 academic post registrars Dr Daniel Epstein, that was published in Social Science and Medicine, available at ScienceDirect 
  • "Diagnosing and providing initial management for patients with Gestational Diabetes: What is the General Practitioner's experience?" A paper written by 2018 academic post registrar Dr Alison Green, that was published in Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice, available at Science Direct
  • "Patient-Chosen Gap Payment: an exploratory qualitative review of patients and general practitioner attitudes toward an alternative funding model for general practice." A paper written by 2018 Academic Post registrars Dr Daniel Epstein, that was published in Australian Journal of Primary Health, available at CSIRO Publishing

Significant achievements: 

  • Dr Pallavi Prathivadi and Dr Daniel Epstein have both been awarded PhDs since completing their academic posts in 2018. 
  • Dr Pallavi Prathivadi was awarded the 2019 RACGP Victorian Registrar of the Year. 
  • Dr Melinda Choy was awarded the RACGP Foundation/IPN Medical Centres Research Grant which supports GPs and general practice registrars to conduct medical research into primary healthcare and develop research career pathways. Titled, “eHealth and disadvantage: A mixed methods study exploring how patients with chronic disease experience eHealth”, Dr Choy’s project is an extension of the work she has been doing during her academic post at the Australian National University. 
  • Dr Melinda Choy has also been awarded the RACGP Foundation Walpole Grieve Award (WGA). 
  • Dr Roisin Bhamjee RACGP Foundation Charles Bridges-Webb Memorial Award. 
  • Dr Daniel Epstein was awarded the 2018 RACGP Victorian Registrar of the Year. 
  • Dr Rachel Turner was awarded the Dr Charlotte Hespe research award from GP Synergy for an outstanding academic project. 
  • Dr Pallavi Prathivadi received the RACGP Foundation Charles Bridges Webb Memorial award and the Shepherd Foundation grant and is undertaking a PhD. 

 

 

A list of successful applicants and their research projects can be accessed here: 2017 academic post registrars and research questions (PDF 351 KB) 

Scholarly articles published by the 2017 academic registrars: 

  • Junior doctors, burnout and wellbeing: Understanding the experience of burnout in general practice registrars and hospital equivalents” 
  • A paper written by 2017 academic post registrar Dr Rebekah Hoffman pregisublished in the Australian Journal of General Practice.  
  • “An online resource supporting refugee healthcare in Australian general practice: An exploratory study” Dr Timothy Wittick et al Australian Journal of General Practice. Volume 47, No. 11, November 2018. 
  • “Definition of whole person care in general practice in the English language literature: a systematic review” Dr Hayley Thomas et al. published in BMJ Open, Volume 8, Issue 12, 2018. 
  • “Mobile App Use by Primary Care Patients to Manage Their Depressive Symptoms: Qualitative Study” – Dr Alison Pung et al. Journal of Medical Internet Research 2018;20(9) :e10035. 
  • “Socioeconomic status and time in glucose target range in people with type 2 diabetes: a baseline analysis of the GP-OSMOTIC study” - Dr Mei Lyn Tan et al. BMC Endocrine Disorders (2018) 18:47. 
  • “General practice registrars' experiences of antenatal care: A cross-sectional analysis”. Dr Emma Pappalardo et al. Aust N Z J Obstet Gynaecol. 2019 Aug 19. doi: 10.1111/ajo.13042. 

General program information

Applying for leave from the Academic Post Program

1. Read the RACGP academic post policy 
2. Read the Guide to applying for Leave from the Academic Post Program
3. Complete the application form 
 

Reducing the concurrent clinical training component

4. Read the RACGP Academic Post policy 
5. Read the Reduction of clinical training component - guidance document 
6. Complete the application form 

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New wave of GP-researchers set to tackle vital questions

GPs in training across Australia are set to examine a variety of critical health issues and work to improve primary care for patients as part of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) 2021 Academic Post program.

Working to further General Practice research

GPs in training across Australia are set to examine a variety of critical health issues and work to improve primary care for patients as part of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) 2021 Academic Post program.


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