Researcher biography

Dr Nancy Sturman has worked in Australian general practice since 1990, in both metropolitan and rural settings. She is currently a general practitioner with UQ Healthcare, where she has been the Clinical Lead of Homelessness and Addiction Medicine since 2011.

Nancy was a member of the Queensland Faculty of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP), and chaired the Faculty's Research Support Committee, from 2014 - 2018. She is the Senior Academic Advisor with the Education Research Unit of the RACGP, and is a member of the Brisbane North Primary Health Network Clinical Council.

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 rotations. She chaired the School of Medicine's Assessment Sub-committee between 2013 and 2016, and served as the Deputy Chair of the University of Queensland Medical Research Ethics Committee between 2013 and 2016. She is currently the Acting Head of the Mayne Academy of General Practice, and leads the Primary Care Clinical Unit's scholarship of teaching and learning.

Her key research interests are: work-based learning in general practice training and medical education; managing and teaching ethical issues and professionalism in general practice; health and social care for vulnerable populations; and assessment in medical education. Nancy's PhD focused on general practice registrar help-seeking, and supervisor input to patient care, during trainee consultations with patients.

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