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Senior LecturerRona Carroll image 2021

Background and interests

Dr Rona Carroll is a GP working in youth health and a senior lecturer in the Department of Primary Health Care and General Practice. Rona has been working clinically in youth health since 2012 and has interests in sexual health, mental health, transgender healthcare and primary care HIV PrEP prescribing. Rona’s clinical work is mainly in gender affirming healthcare and she is keen to improve access in primary care and help educate health professionals in this area. She has formed transgender health peer support groups locally and nationally. Rona is a member of WPATH and PATHA and is on the PATHA education committee.

Teaching activities



  • Co-convenor GENA 702 Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare

Research activities

Rona’s research activities are in medical student education and confidence in providing care to LGBTQIA+ patients, improving primary health care access for rainbow youth and various aspects of gender affirming healthcare and hormone therapy.

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Carroll, R., & Bisshop, F. (2022). What you need to know about gender-affirming healthcare [Trainee focus]. Emergency Medicine Australasia. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/1742-6723.13990

Treharne, G. J., Carroll, R., Tan, K. K. H., & Veale, J. F. (2022). Supportive interactions with primary care doctors are associated with better mental health among transgender people: Results of a nationwide survey in Aotearoa/New Zealand. Family Practice. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1093/fampra/cmac005

Carroll, R., & Gray, L. (2021). Diversifying clinical education case studies. Clinical Teacher. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/tct.13369

Carroll, R., Davis, W., Fourie, K., York, N., Adams, S., & Johnston, H. (2019). Response to 'The value to frenotomy for ankyloglossia from a parental perspective'. New Zealand Medical Journal, 132(1503), 103-104. Retrieved from

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