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Research in the Department of Primary Health Care and General Practice

Rangahau – Te Tari Hauora Mātāmua me te Mātauranga Rata Whānau

  • We undertake a wide range of research activities relevant to Primary Health Care and General Practice.
  • We are committed to research that makes a real difference to people’s health and their wellbeing, assists health professionals in practice and builds research capacity in our sector.
  • We have expertise in undertaking research within a kura kaupapa framework, particularly in women’s health. We have particular strengths in using a wide range of qualitative methodologies, and also undertake large quantitative studies.
  • Expertise in the analysis of health care consultations is a particular strength; we are actively building a sustainable database to support this work. 
  • We like collaborating with other researchers, and provide support and supervision for masters' and PhD students; fostering emergent researchers is an important part of our work.

Key research themes

Research projects

Low Back Pain in General Practice study

Knee Care for Arthritis through Pharmacy study (KneeCAPS)

Research groups within the Primary Health Care and General Practice Department

Masters' and PhDs

If you are interested in collaborating with us we would love to hear from you. If you are interested in studying with us and learning to be a researcher see:

Summer Student Research Projects

The department supervises a number of student research projects each summer.

UOW summer student page


Publications and other research activity

The University's Research Publications Database (staff access only) allows you to search for projects completed by members of our department by name, title or year.

Further information

Dr Maria Stubbe: Research Director