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Academic Staff – Research Interests

The Academic staff members who are listed below are eligible to supervise postgraduate research students, and their main research interests and contact details are provided. All academic staff members are happy to talk to prospective students about their interests, and provide feedback about potential research proposals.

Academic Staff Members

Research interests and expertise

Professor Nigel Stocks
Senior Lecturer
 Head of Discipline
Director PHCRED

Dr Stocks is Professor and Head of the Discipline of General Practice. His current research interests include acute and chronic respiratory tract illness (supported by an NHMRC grant 2004-2006), the management of cardiovascular disease in general practice and health inequalities. His previous research areas have included mental health, eye disease and methodological issues in general practice research. He has experience in randomised controlled trials, systematic reviews, cross sectional studies, cohort studies, general and infectious disease epidemiology and research with Indigenous Australians.

Associate Professor Jonathan Newbury
Director, Rural Clinical School

As head of the Discipline of Rural Health program, Jonathon Newbury is responsible for expanding and evaluating undergraduate medical education in rural South Australia. Evaluation of the effectiveness of this rural medical education is vitally important to the whole national DRH initiative. He also has an interest in preventive care of the elderly by home visiting with a focus on a bio-psycho-social model of health, which can improve the health and the quality of life of people aged 75 years and over.

Associate Professor Alan Crockett PSM
Director, Primary Care Respiratory
Research Unit

Alan Crockett has a broad interest in research in respiratory medicine. He has published in areas of basic and clinical respiratory physiological techniques, domiciliary oxygen therapy, respiratory drug trials, establishment of normal values for Australia, health economics, survival, quality of life and evidence based medicine. Alan’s research activities associated with the evaluation of home oxygen therapy and he is researching the effectiveness of the national guideline for the management of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and patient web-based educational material.

Ms Teresa Burgess
Coordinator PHC RED &
Director -Evaluation Unit

Teresa Burgess has a background in primary health care and research. She has worked in the general practice setting for the past ten years, and she has a particular interest in palliative care research, the integration of care in primary health care and community care settings, differing models of health service delivery and the role of nursing in general practice.