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I am a general practitioner in Newcastle, Australia, who commenced an academic career through part-time teaching of medical undergraduates in 1998. I have since become involved in research and my main research interests are the psychological effects of skin disease (the subject of my PhD), occupational violence in general practice, stroke and TIA management in primary care, and the in-practice educational experience of GP registrars. In research projects in these areas I have utilised both quantitative and qualitative research methodologies. I completed a Graduate Diploma in Clinical Epidemiology in 2002, prior to commencing a PhD which I completed in 2006.

My current positions are:

Medical Educator, General Practice Training valley to coast. GPTVtC is the regional consortium delivering General Practice post-graduate vocational training in the Hunter region of New South Wales. I am responsible for the critical evaluation, dermatology and research elements of GPTv2c's curriculum and coordinate GPTVtC's research program as well as having a general Medical Educator's role.

Conjoint Professor, Discipline of General Practice, University of Newcastle.

Part-time GP in an urban general practice.