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Education research grants

Last updated 29 February 2024


About the program

The Education Research Grant (ERG) program aims to continue building research capacity in medical education and training for general practice with a specific focus on education improvement. The overarching objective is to develop evidence-based education initiatives that increase training capacity and improve educational outcomes in Australian general practice training.

2024 ERG program

The RACGP is thrilled to announce the successful awardees of our competitive 2024 Education Research Grant Program. This round the College introduced a pilot of four 24-month research projects to be undertaken along with five 12-month research projects. 

Successful 2024 ERG Research projects:

 Project title Principal Investigator(s)  Research team members
Telehealth and GP registrar education*
Dr Angelo D'Amore
(RACGP Training Services Pty Ltd)
Prof Parker Magin, Dr Katie Fisher, Dr Vanessa Moran, Prof Elizabeth Holliday, Prof Mieke Van Driel, Dr Michael Tran, Dr Ben Mitchell, Mr Tobias Morgan, Dr Chris Starling, Dr Linda Klein, Mr Hemi Robinson Kingi
Strengthening the recruitment, support and retention of women GP supervisors: a framework and implementation model*
Dr Samia Toukhsati
(General Practice Supervision Australia)
Ms Carla Taylor, A/Prof Belinda O'Sullivan, A/Prof Rebecca Kippen, A/Prof Jillian Benson, Dr Elisabeth Wearne, Dr Simon Morgan, Ms Jo-anne Chapman, Ms Leonie Chamberlain, Dr Jenna Lyttle, Dr Nicole Higgins, Dr Karen Nicholls, Ms Felicity Gemmell - Smith, Dr Srishti Dutta, Dr Madhu Tamilarasan, Dr Kate Manderson, Dr Candice Baker, Dr Jessica Wrigley, Dr Tina George, Ms Leila Greenfield
Community-based training for community-based care: Can implementation of a medical student longitudinal integrated clerkship in an outer metropolitan region improve GP
recruitment and retention, and a culture of academic practice in geographic areas of need?
Dr Denise Findlay (Curtin University)
Prof Carole Steketee, A/Prof Lewis MacKinnon, Mrs Felicity Roux, Dr Sammy Sharifeh, Dr Ramya Raman, Dr Katherine Bowron
Integrating Registrars as Clinical Teachers (INTERACT) Phase 2: Supporting GP Registrars as clinical teachers in the general practice training setting A/Prof Caroline Johnson
(The University of Melbourne)
Dr Rebecca Starkie, Dr Anneliese Willems, Dr Niroshe Amarasekera, Bianca Vardanega, Jane Henty, Dr Angelina Salamone, Dr Wonie Uahwatanasakul, Dr Hok Lim, Dr Daniela Ramirez Duran
Use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies by GP registrars and educators: the ‘what, when, where why and how’ of using AI and its implications for training
Dr Linda Klein and Dr Lyndon Walker
(RACGP Training Services Pty Ltd)
Prof Parker Magin, A/Prof Joel Rhee, Dr Skye Boughen, Dr Simon Morgan, Dr Tan Thien Quach, Dr Michael Tran, Dr Andrew Davey, Dr Alison Fielding, Dr Katie Fisher, Dr Angelo D'Amore, A/Prof Chinthaka Balasooriya, Dr Beth Turnbull, Ms Irena Patsan, Mr Hemi Robinson Kingi
Developing evidence-informed education modules to support safe and high-quality telehealth consultations in general practice* Dr Katelyn Barnes
(Australian National University)
Dr Stephen Martin, Dr Ashvini Munindradasa, Dr Komal Jaiswal, A/Prof Katrina Anderson, Prof Kirsty Douglas, Prof Christine Phillips, Dr Sally Hall Dykgraaf, Dr Danielle Butler
Increasing the rural and regional General Practitioner workforce through integrated pathways. A statewide approach.
Prof Lizzi Shires, Dr Sarah Prior, and Dr Sandra Coe
(University of Tasmania)
Dr Bradley Williams, Dr Allison Turnock, Prof Jan Radford, Nara Jones, Dr Kathryn Ogden, A/Prof Anthea Dallas, Dr Lisa Clarke, Dr Sarvin Randhawa, Ms Lyndal Bond
Using co-design to improve the GP Registrar experience: building locally for national improvement*

Prof Grant Russell, Prof Lena Sanci, Ms Jane London

(Monash University)
Dr Angelina Salamone, Dr Niroshe Amarasekera, Dr Taryn Elliot, Ms Jade Guitera, Dr Elizabeth Kennedy, A/Prof Chris Barton, Dr Catherine Kaylor Hughes, Dr Riki Lane, Dr Chavy Arora, A/Prof Jacqui Boyle, A/Prof Caroline Johnson
Improving supervision and learning of registrars, junior doctors and students in General Practice by developing an AI enhanced app-based nano- feedback tool

Prof Paul Worley

(Riverland Mallee Coorong Local Health Network)
Dr Amy Mendham, Prof Lambert Schuwirth, Dr Rachel Crook, Dr Nyoli Valentine, Dr Hamish Eske, Dr Ken Wanguhu, Dr James McLeod, Ms Stephanie Clota, Mr Darryl Cameron

* 24 months project

Successful 2023 ERG Research projects:

Project title: Informing stronger integration across all sectors of the GP education and training pipeline
Lead Researcher: A/Prof Matthew McGrail
Research team members: Dr Tiana Gurney, Prof Katharine Wallis, A/Prof Riitta Partanen, Dr Rory Melville, A/Prof Srinivas Kondalsamy-Chennakesavan, Dr Priya Martin, A/Prof Sneha Kirubakaran, Dr Jordan Fox

Project title: Supporting best practice in the GP Clinical Learning Environment: development and validation of a benchmarking and quality improvement tool
Lead Researcher: Dr Samia Toukhsati
Research team members:  Ms Carla Taylor, A/Prof Rebecca Kippen, A/Prof Belinda O’Sullivan, Dr Charlotte Denniston, A/Prof Kevin Arlett, Prof Steve Trumble, A/Prof Jill Benson, Dr Justin Coleman, Dr Simon Morgan, Ms Leonie Chamberlain, Dr Simon Hay, A/Prof Scott Preston, Dr Lisa Clarke, Dr Kerrie Stewart, Prof Janice Bell, Dr Sophie Vasiliadis, Dr Kay Flynn, Ms Jo-anne Chapman, Mr Lachlan Butcher

Project title: Where the rubber meets the road: Teaching and learning encounters between International Medical Graduate general practice Fellowship candidates and supervisors
Lead Researcher: Dr Tim Clement
Research team members: Dr Denise Ruth, Dr Jenny Huang, A/Prof Katrina Anderson

Project Title: GP registrars as teachers in Australian general practice: a qualitative study
Lead researcher: Dr Katie Fisher
Research team members: Dr Alex Turner, Prof Parker Magin, Prof Dimity Pond, A/Prof Michelle Guppy, Dr Chris Starling, Dr Andrew Davey, Ms Irena Patsan, Dr Angelo D’Amore

Previous years

Past years recipients can be found here.



GP Education Research Team