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REC-R - Academic Registrars' Showcase 2023 Members login for free access About RACGP online events


Type: On-demand
Recorded: 23 Feb 2023


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REC-R - Academic Registrars' Showcase 2023

On-demand recorded 23 Feb 2023

Have you considered applying for the RACGP Academic Post Program? An Academic Post is a 12-month (0.5 full time equivalent) training term undertaken concurrently with clinical work as part of registrar training on the AGPT Program. The post is completed at a University Department of General practice or equivalent and includes a small research project and teaching activities undertaken by successful candidates.

Hosted by Dr Liz Sturgiss and the RACGP Education Research Unit, this webinar will showcase four previous academic post recipients, who will each provide an overview of their research project and teaching activities, and the highlights and challenges they experienced. 

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 interested in applying for an Academic Post, this webinar will provide inspiration for possible projects and information about the program.

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 academia 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 Brent Venning

Brent is a GP and PhD candidate at The University of Melbourne. He was an academic registrar in 2020. His research relates to cancer diagnosis and screening in general practice through the analysis of primary care data and patient preference studies.

Dr Soumya Soumya

Soumya is a trainee of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners, and a 2022 Academic Post recipient. She currently works as a doctor in Aboriginal health in Adelaide, South Australia. Soumya completed a Master of Clinical Science in 2020 at the JBI and is currently undertaking a Master in Public Health at James Cook University. Soumya is a keen researcher who has conducted various studies in the fields of surgery and medicine, as well as systematic reviews of the literature and meta-analyses. Her main interests are preventative medicine, Indigenous health, health inequalities, chronic disease prevention and management, and quality of life. She aspires to focus her research career on the implementation of evidence-based medicine in primary care. To achieve these objectives, she will be working with researchers from the Discipline of General Practice and the Primary Care and Health Services Research Group at the University of Adelaide.

Dr Laxmi Iyengar

Laxmi is a GP Academic Registrar at Monash University and the Editorial Fellow for the Australian Journal of General Practice 2022. Laxmi conducted a qualitative study exploring the barriers and enablers of older person health assessments in Australian primary care.

Dr Matthew Suen

Dr Matthew Suen is a 2022 GP Academic Registrar from Victoria. He completed his Academic Post term at the University of Melbourne undertaking a qualitative research project exploring GP practice’s use of clinical decision support tools in Type 2 Diabetes with the Data Driven Quality Improvement Team. The Academic Post has allowed him to enjoy the various research and teaching opportunities including completing the Melbourne Teaching Certificate and qualitative research courses. Matthew continues to work as a GP and is passionate about optimising chronic disease management and patient centred care. He will continue a blended career in clinical general practice, primary care research and teaching beyond the conclusion of his Academic Post.


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