The academic staff of the Discipline of General Practice have a wide range of research interests, some are listed below.

Professor Richard Reed

  • chronic care
  • care coordination
  • mental health

Associate Professor Ellen McIntyre

  • effective dissemination of research findings
  • reducing barriers to breastfeeding
  • development and implementation of lactation management courses for health professionals

Associate Professor Malcolm Bond

  • health psychology (reltionship between psychosocial factors and disease, influence of psychosocial factors in adapting to a chronic illness, quality of life and activity patterns of the elderly, stress, psychosocial effects of caregiving)
  • applied statistics
  • quantitative research methodology
  • social theory

Associate Professor John Litt

  • implementation of preventive activities in the GP setting (driving force behind the RACGP's recent publication Putting prevention into practice (the Greenbook)
  • GP skills in counselling about lifestyle behaviours especially, smoking and hazardous drinking: both research and training
  • influenza: vaccine coverage and strategies to improve it at a GP and population level

Ms Tania Shelby-James

  • Health service delivery
  • End of life care
  • Co-ordination and integration of health care
  • Workforce capacity building