School Research

General Practice Academic Unit

Roberta Williams Chair of General Practice

The Roberta Williams Chair of General Practice and the UOW Graduate Medicine’s GP Academic Unit are supported by a generous donation from the Allied Group of Companies. This donation was in honour of Roberta Williams, late wife of Marsden (Mick) Williams the founder of Allied, and is one of the largest single donations made to the University of Wollongong. The Chair of General Practice, and the GP Academic Unit, are dedicated to improving the health of the people of the Illawarra and beyond in Roberta (Bobby) Williams’ memory.

Our Mission

The mission of the GP Academic Unit is to deliver:

  • High quality General Practice research
  • High value input into the Graduate School curriculum
  • Academic leadership within the General Practice community

Strategic Goals

  • The development of collaborative research networks within the Graduate Medicine and University of Wollongong, and externally with Divisions of General Practice, Regional Training Providers, other universities and researchers, the RACGP and ACRRM
  • The development and delivery of an evidence –based and peer reviewed general practice curriculum for the Graduate Medicine
  • The development of a thriving primary care research community associated with the Graduate Medicine
  • The professional development of Clinical Academic GPs and primary care researchers through mentoring and academic support

Our Research

Specific areas of research interest in the GP Academic Unit include:

  • Undergraduate and post-graduate medical education
  • Interpersonal aspects of patient care including continuity of care and trust
  • Communities of practice in medical education

Download the General Practice Academic Unit Update 2013 [PDF 1.41MB]

Our Staff

  • Roberta Williams Chair of General Practice
    Professor Andrew Bonney, MBBS MFM (Clin) PhD DRANZCOG FRACGP
  • Senior Lecturer in General Practice & Educational Technology
    Dr Stephen Barnett, BMed, DCH(Lond), MRCGP, FRACGP
  • Practice Based Research Network Co-ordinator
    Administrative Assistant: General Practice Academic Unit & Roberta Williams Chair of General Practice

    Alyssa Horgan

Our Publications

Our Research Affiliations

Contact Us

General Practice Academic Unit
Graduate Medicine,
University of Wollongong,
NSW, 2522, Australia
Telephone: +61 2 4221 5819
Fax: +61 2 4221 4341

Last reviewed: 14 November, 2016