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Type: On-demand
Recorded: 15 Feb 2022


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REC-R - Academic Registrar Showcase 2022

On-demand recorded 15 Feb 2022

Have you considered applying for the RACGP Academic Post Program? This webinar will showcase GP research undertaken by participants of the Program, presented by the researchers. Each presenter will provide a brief overview of their project and the highlights and challenges of conducting it. The presenting researchers will also participate in a Q&A session with the audience. Those interested in engaging in GP research and curious others are invited to attend.

If you are potentially interested in an Academic Post, this webinar will provide inspiration for possible projects.

Learning outcomes

  1. To showcase the research done by participants in the RACGP Academic Post Program to raise the profile of GP research
  2. To raise awareness among GP registrars and interested others of the purpose of the RACGP Academic Post Program and the possibilities for research projects
  3. To raise awareness of research undertaken by participants of the RACGP Academic Post Program
  4. To raise awareness of how a careeer in GP research can enhance the career of interested GPs

This event is part of GP research webinar series 2020-2022. Events in this series are:


Dr Liz Sturgiss

Dr Liz Sturgiss is a clinical general practitioner and primary care researcher at Monash University, Melbourne. Liz leads an emerging research program on the management of complex and stigmatised health issues in primary care, focusing on translating guidelines into real-world practice. Her clinical practice focuses on caring for people with substance dependence and complex multi-morbidity. One of the things Liz enjoys most about academic practice is engaging with people from diverse backgrounds, discussing exciting new ideas, and being involved in research that changes clinical practice. She has representative roles with the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners, the Australasian Association for Academic Primary Care, and on the International Committee of the North American Primary Care Research Group.


Dr Darran Foo

Darran is a GP registrar pursuing a blended career in clinical general practice, primary care research and digital health. As part of his training, Darran undertook his Academic Post term at the University of Wollongong conducting research on the differences in help-seeking behaviours between rural and urban cancer patients. He is also passionate about advocating for his fellow registrars through his roles as a registrar liaison officer with GP Synergy and a registrar advisor for GPRA

Dr Katie Fisher

Dr Katie Fisher is a 2021 GP Academic Registrar at the University of Newcastle. Katie is the recipient of the 2021 GP Synergy NSW/ACT Dr Charlotte Hespe Research Award and the 2021 RACGP Charles Bridges-Webb Memorial Award. Katie is working with the GP Synergy Research & Evaluation Unit to analyse GP registrars' telehealth use during the COVID-19 pandemic. Katie also works part-time as a GP registrar in Newcastle NSW and is currently undertaking a Masters in Clinical Epidemiology at the University of Newcastle.

Dr Seren Ovington

Dr Seren Ovington is an RACGP Academic Post Registrar from Canberra. She is completing her academic post at the Australian National University and has undertaken a qualitative research project exploring the experiences of Australian GPs working during the COVID-19 pandemic. Being previously inexperienced with research, Seren has enjoyed the challenge of developing and conducting her own research project. She has also enjoyed the various teaching and learning opportunities the academic post offers. In addition to the academic post, Seren works in clinical practice and is passionate about holistic, preventative and patient-centered care.


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