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Associate Professor in the Specialty of General Practice, University of Sydney

Melissa Kang Clinical Associate Professor in the Specialty of General Practice at the University of Sydney. She is also Adjunct Associate Professor in the School of Public Health at the University of Technology Sydney. She is a primary health care academic and has worked clinically in youth health since 1993 in community and hospital settings. Her research areas include adolescent sexuality and sexual health, and access to primary health care for young people. She teaches postgraduate students and has trained a wide range of health and education professionals in adolescent health. She has been involved in developing resources in adolescent and / or sexual health for GPs for the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners, NSW Health (Youth Health and Wellbeing Team) and the Sexually Transmitted Infections Programs Unit for NSW Health. Melissa wrote the “Dolly Doctor” medical column for Dolly magazine for 23 years before it closed in December 2016.


  • 2021–present
    Associate Professor, The University of Sydney
  • 2016–2020
    Associate Professor, The University of Technology Sydney


  • 2015 
    University of Sydney, Doctor of Philosophy
  • 1997 
    UNSW, Master of Community Health
  • 1986 
    University of Sydney, Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery

Professional Memberships

  • Australian Association for Adolescent Health Ltd
  • International Association for Adolescent Health
  • Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine
  • Public Health Association of Australia
  • Royal Australian College of General Practitioners
  • Australian Association for Academic Primary Care

Research Areas

  • Primary Health Care (111717)
  • Public Health And Health Services Not Elsewhere Classified (111799)