Researcher biography

Nancy Sturman has worked in Australian general practice since 1990. She is currently a general practitioner with UQ Healthcare, where she has been the Clinical Lead of Homelessness and Addiction Medicine since 2011. She also has an interest in rural general practitioner locum support.

Nancy is a member of the Queensland Faculty of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners, and chairs the Faculty's Research Support Committee.

Nancy accepted an appointment with the University of Queensland's Discipline of General Practice in 2007, and was appointed to a Teaching Focused Associate Professor position with the Discipline in 2013. She led the delivery of the Discipline's clinical teaching from 2012 - 2015, as Academic Coordinator of the General Practice and Medicine in Society Stream C Rotations. She chaired the School of Medicine's Assessment Sub-committee between 2013 and 2016. She served as the Deputy Chair of the University of Queensland Medical Research Ethics Committee between 2013 and 2016, and was a member of the Ethics ESS working group.

Her key research interests are: medical assessment, including interdisciplinary assessment and reliability of clinical examiner judgements; ethical issues and professionalism in general practice; and teaching and assessment of ethical reasoning and professionalism in medical education. Nancy is currently undertaking a PhD in medical education, focused on GP registrar-led just-in-time clinical supervision in general practice specialty training.

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