Director, Academic Unit of General Practice, ACT Health
Professor General Practice, ANU Medical School
President, Australasian Association of Academic Primary Care (AAAPC)
Kirsty is a local GP, Professor of General Practice at the Australian National University Medical School and Director of the Academic Unit of General Practice, ACT Health.
Kirsty is President of the AAAPC and serves on the RACGP National Research Advisory Committee. She has previously served on the Board of the ACT Medicare Local and the Capital Health Network, the ACT Clinical Senate as well as being a Ministerial appointment to the Commonwealth Medical Services Advisory Committee.
Kirsty has spent 22 years working in general practice in the ACT, in private practice, at Winnunga Nimmityjah Aboriginal Health service and most recently at Interchange General Practice, Canberra City, with a special interest in mental health, drug and alcohol issues and indigenous health. Kirsty is passionate about general practice and the role of primary care in high quality equitable and sustainable health care systems. Her research interests include management of obesity, primary health care health systems research, chronic disease management and indigenous health.
Kirsty is Professor of General Practice at the ANU Medical School and Director of the Academic Unit of General Practice at ACT Health. In addition she is currently President of the Australasian Association of Academic Primary Care.
Kirsty completed her initial medical training at the University of Adelaide and then undertook doctoral studies at Oxford, prior to returning to Australia in 1993.
Current Research Supervision
Ms Sally Hall: Developing an ecological theory of variation in health care
Dr Penny Burns: GP and the health consequences of Disasters
Ms Phillipa Dossetor: Health Service Use and Needs of Children in the Remote Fitzroy Valley
- Primary Health Care
- Public Health And Health Services
- Aboriginal And Torres Strait Islander Health
- Health And Community Services
- Family Care
Publications - Peer Reviewed
Stone L, Phillips C, Douglas K: With the best will in the world: How benevolent sexism shapes medical careers. Medical Education 2020, Volume 94-97.
O'Brien K, Agostino J, Ciszek K, Douglas K: Physical activity and risk of behavioural and mental health disorders in kindergarten children: analysis of a series of cross-sectional complete enumeration (census) surveys. BMJ Open 2020, 10(3).
Martin, S; Sturgiss, E; Douglas, K; Ball L. Hidden Curriculum within nutrition education in medical schools, February 2020 BMJ Nutrition, Prevention & Health. Voluce 3 Issue 1. February 2020
Hestmann Vinjerui K, Boeckxstaens P, Douglas K, Sund E: Prevalence of multimorbidity with frailty and associations with socioeconomic position in an adult population: findings from the cross-sectional HUNT Study in Norway. BMJ Open 2020, 10.
Hestmann Vinjerui K, Bjerkeset O, Bjorngaard J, Krokstad S, Douglas K, E. S: Socioeconomic inequalities in the prevalence of complex multimorbidity in a Norwegian population: findings from the cross-sectional HUNT Study. BMJ Open 2020.
Glasgow N, Douglas K: The GP workforce: no room for complacency. MJA 2020, 212 (9).
Burns P, Douglas, K, Hu, W, Aitken P, Raphael B: General practitioners in the field: 'A qualitative study of general practitioners' experiences in disaster healthcare'. Australian Jounal of General Practice 2020, 29(3):132-139
Zhou, M; Desborough, J; Parkinson, A; Douglas, K; McDonald, D. Barriers to pharmacist prescribing: a scoping review comparing the Uk, New Zealand, Canadian and Australian experiences. International Journal of Pharmacy Practice 27 (11) July 2019
Sturgiss E, Tait P, Douglas K, Chew J, Baglow S, Watt G: GPs at the deep end: 'Identifying and addressing social disadvantage wherever it lies'. Australian Journal of General Practice 2019, 48(11):811-813.
Sturgiss E, Tait P, Douglas K, Chew J, Baglow S, Watt G: GPs at the Deep End: Identifying and addressing social disadvantage wherever it lies. Australian Journal of General Practice (formerly AFP) 2019, Volume 48, Issue 11, November 2019.
Stone L, Phillips C, Douglas K: Sexual assault and harassment of doctors, by doctors: a qualitative study. Wiley Online 2019.
Stone L, Douglas K, Phillips C: With the best will in the world: how benevolent sexism shapes medical careers. Medical Education 2019.
Burns P, Douglas K, Hu W: Primary care in disasters: opportunity to address a hidden burden of health care. Medical Journal of Australia 2019, 210 (7): . || doi: 10.5694/mja2.50067
Ball L, Sturgiss L, Martin S, Douglas K: The hidden curriculum within nutrition education in medical schools. BMJ Nutrition, Prevention & Health 2019
Bagheri N, Konings P, Wangdi K, Parkinson A, Mazumdar S, Sturgiss E, Lal A, Douglas K, Glasgow N: Identifying hotspots of type 2 diabetes risk using general practice data and geospatial analysis: an approach to inform policy and practice. Australian Journal of Primary Health 2019, 26(1) 43-51
Bagheri N, Konings P, Wangdi K, Parkinson A, Mazumdar S, Sturgiss E, Lal A, Douglas K, Glasgow N: Identifying hotspots of type 2 diabetes risk using general practice data and geospatial analysis: an approach to inform policy and practice. Australian Journal of Primary Health 2019.
Agostino J, Wong D, Skewes K, Paige E, Welsh J, Phillips C, Douglas K, Greaves K, Lovett R, Banks E: Clinical decision support for cardiovascular disease prevention in primary care: a strategy to facilitate improved patient care. Report to the Commonwealth Department of Health, 2019
Sturgiss, E, Elmitt, N, Haesler, E et al 2018, 'Role of the family doctor in the management of adults with obesity: a scoping review', BMJ Open, vol. 8, no. 2, pp. 1-29.
Tran, B, Straka, P, Falster, M et al 2018, 'Overcoming the data drought: exploring general practice in Australia by network analysis of big data', Medical Journal of Australia, vol. 209, no. 2, pp. 68-73.
Sturgiss, E, Madigan, C, Klein, D et al 2018, 'Metabolic syndrome and weight management programs in primary care: a comparison of three international healthcare systems', Australian Journal of Primary Health, vol. 24, no. 5, pp. 372-377pp.
Phone: +61 2 5124 4947
Location: Canberra Hospital, Bdg 4, Level 2, Garran ACT 2605
Centre: Academic Unit of General Practice