Associate professor, University of Technology Sydney

Melissa Kang is Associate Professor in the Faculty of Health at the University of Technology Sydney and a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of General Practice at the Westmead Clinical School, University of 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.

Experience

  • 2002–present
    Senior Lecturer, University of Sydney

Education

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

Research Areas

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