Dr Lynsey Brown

Academic Status

College of Medicine and Public Health

place Flinders Medical Centre (Level 3A)
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

With an interest in health psychology, Lynsey completed a PhD at Flinders in 2013 which focused on the physical and psychological wellbeing of spouse dementia caregivers and lead to a long association and range of roles with the Australian Association of Gerontology (e.g., Board Director, State Conference Convenor). She has a Psychology Honours degree (Flinders University), a Graduate Diploma in Counselling (UniSA) and a Master’s in Public Health (Torrens University; winner of 2019 Postgraduate Award for excellence in higher education). Lynsey spent many years as a Research Fellow with General Practice in the College of Medicine and Public Health, working initially in the Primary Health Care Research and Information Service, and later on practice-based research investigating quality improvement in general practice. While currently working in health promotion research in New Zealand, as an academic status holder Lynsey continues to work with colleagues in the College and also represents Flinders on national and international committees.

Lynsey is a member of the Australasian Association for Academic Primary Care (AAAPC) Executive Committee and the Conference Organising Committee responsible for convening the AAAPC Annual Research Conference. In 2018 Lynsey was accepted into the World Health Organization's Primary Health Care Young Leaders' Network and travelled to Kazakhstan for the launch of the Astana Declaration at the Global Conference on Primary Care. Since then Lynsey has continued to work with the Young Leaders' Network to advocate for primary health care.


B.Psych (Hons), GradDipSocSci (CounsStud), MPH, PhD

Honours, awards and grants
South Australian Department of Health Research Award recipient, 2008 - 2010
Teaching interests
Health psychology