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Type: On-demand
Recorded: 27 Oct 2020


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GP Research: what’s it all about?

On-demand recorded 27 Oct 2020

General practice research helps GPs provide the best and most up-to-date care for their patients. There are many ways that GPs can be involved in research, and those that are involved find it challenging and rewarding.

Join us for a Q&A style digital panel discussion showcasing GP research. Topics will include why research is relevant to clinical practice, what GP researchers do, what they enjoy about it, and how you can get involved.

Panel members will include a “grassroots” GP who participate in research carried out in their practice, an academic registrar, 2 early career researchers, and a Professor/Coordinator of a practice based research network.

Learning outcomes

  1. General practice research and its purpose
  2. The various options for involvement in GP research and research capacity building
  3. What participants can do to actively engage with GP research in Australia

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.


A/Prof Jo-Anne Manski-Nankervis

A/Prof Jo-Anne Manski-Nankervis is an academic general practitioner (GP) at the Department of General Practice, Melbourne Medical School. She leads the Data driven quality improvement theme, undertaking innovative research into the use of technology to inform decision making in general practice, and the use of data to describe and optimise general-practice activity, with a focus on antimicrobial stewardship and chronic disease management. She is the Chair, RACGP Expert Committee - Research and sits on a number of Committees including the Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee and the Melbourne Medical School Research and Research Training Committee. She is passionate about increasing opportunities for general practitioners to lead and participate in research and is Associate Director of the Melbourne Academic Centre for Health (MACH) Track, providing academic pathways for aspiring clinician researchers.

Dr Rita McMorrow

Rita is a GP and RACGP Fellow. She is currently undertaking her PhD at the University of Melbourne with the Data Driven Quality Improvement Team in the Department of General Practice. Her PhD aims to understand Australian GPs’ current practice, knowledge, opinions, and barriers and facilitators to assessing diabetes distress. This knowledge will be used to co-design solutions with Australian GPs to assess and address diabetes distress in general practice.

Dr Danny Byrne

Daniel is a GP and has practised at Happy Valley in southern metropolitan Adelaide since 1995. He is a former chair of the RACGP SA & NT Faculty Council and is a QA examiner for the RACGP Fellowship exam. He was a medical educator at GPEx from 2003 – 2020 and was seconded to the SA Health COVID-19 Liaison GP role in March and April 2020. Danny also lectures in general practice at Flinders University and his private practice has a culture of supporting research, innovation and pilot projects.

Dr Pallavi Prathivadi

Dr Prathivadi is GP and RACGP Fellow and PhD candidate at the Department of General Practice, Monash University. She commenced her PhD as an academic registrar in 2018 under the supervision of Professor Danielle Mazza and Dr Chris Barton. She is a Fulbright Scholar at the Stanford University School of Medicine in 2020-2021. Dr Prathivadi is the Chair of the Australian Medical Association Victoria Women-In-Medicine group and was named the RACGP Australia Registrar of the Year in 2019.


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