Senior Lecturer In Academic General Practice, Deakin University

Sarah is GP based in Geelong, and Senior Lecturer in Academic General Practice at Deakin University. She is currently also serving as a Councillor at the City of Greater Geelong.

She graduated from medicine at The University of Melbourne in 2007. In 2012 she received a Ray and Edith Bennett Travelling Scholarship from the University of Melbourne to undertake a Masters of Science in Health Policy, Planning and Financing at the London School of Economic and London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and became a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners in 2015. She has a keen interest in health financing, equitable access to health care, public policy, and the social determinants of health.

Experience

  • 2019–present
    General Practitioner, Barwon Health Staffcare
  • 2017–present
    Councillor, City of Greater Geelong
  • 2017–present
    Senior lecturer, Deakin University
  • 2015–2017
    General Practitioner, Point Lonsdale Medical Group
  • 2015–2017
    General Practitioner, The Living Room
  • 2017–2017
    Editor, Australian Family Physician

Education

  • 2019 
    The Australian Institute of Company Directors, Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors
  • 2016 
    The University of Melbourne, Fellow of the Pathway to Politics for Women Program
  • 2015 
    The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners, Fellowship of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners
  • 2013 
    University of Sydney, Diploma of Child Health
  • 2012 
    London School of Economics/London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Master of Science Health Policy, Planning and Financing
  • 2007 
    The University of Melbourne, Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (Hons)
  • 2007 
    The University of Melbourne, Bachelor of Medical Science

Publications

  • 2017
    Australian Family Physician, Editorial: Adolescents with chronic disease
  • 2017
    Australian Family Physician, Editorial: What is ‘normal’ in general practice?
  • 2017
    Australian Health Review, HealthPathways improving access to care
  • 2015
    Australian Health Review, On the right path? Exploring the experiences and opinions of clinicians involved in developing and implementing HealthPathways Barwon
  • 2014
    Australian Health Review, Generic drug prices and policy in Australia: room for improvement? a comparative analysis with England.
  • 2014
    Australian Family Physician, Patients and technology: improving access to healthcare
  • 2011
    The Medical Journal of Australia, A Guide to Working Abroad for Australian Medical Students and Junior Doctors
  • 2011
    The Lancet, Social Networking and Health
  • 2011
    The Medical Journal of Australia, Social media and the medical profession

Grants and Contracts

  • 2011
    Rae and Edith Bennett Travelling Scholarship
    Role:
    To undertake Master of Science
    Funding Source:
    The University of Melbourne