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The AAAPC Executive committee endorsed a new Strategic Plan on 19 December 2022. The plan outlined the AAAPC’s Mission, Vision, Values and Goals.

The goals in the 2023-2025 Strategic Plan are:

  1. To become a visible, effective and sustainable organisation that is responsive to a broad primary care membership from both research and education academia.
  2. To increase linkages with organisations involved in primary care research, practice, support, education, and funding including government and community groups.
  3. To influence policy and practice by advocating for primary care research and education.
  4. To promote and nurture research and scholarly activity in primary care.
  5. To build primary care academic capacity through supporting early career researchers and educationalists.

If you would like to join one of our Subcommittees
please email 
secretariat@aaapc.org.au.

ACADEMIC POLICY AND ADVOCACY SUBCOMMITTEE

The Primary Care Research, Policy and Advocacy subcommittee seeks to support the AAAPC to deliver on strategic goals 1, 2 and 3:

To become a visible, effective and sustainable organisation that is responsive to a broad primary care membership from both research and education academia.

To increase linkages with organisations involved in primary care research, practice, support, education, and funding including government and community groups.

To influence policy and practice by advocating for primary care research and education.

The Strategic Plan articulates the following major objectives and action items for the Academic Policy and Advocacy subcommittee to conduct work to meet this goal:

  1. Build organisational links between AAAPC and key primary research, practice, support, education and funding organisations in Australia, New Zealand and other parts of the world
  2. Lead discussions, respond to and influence key Australiasian issues in primary care research and education, with focus on national practice-based research networks (PBRN's), funding, research capacity building, workforce training and data.
  3. Be responsive to key national and/or global issues in primary care research, teaching, training and workforce.
  4. Promote and advocate the principles and characteristics of primary care research and education to major health research and education funding bodies including government bodies.

In 2023/2024 this subcommittee will be chaired by Prof Grant Russell. Grant hopes to have a list of members who are willing to be co-opted at short notice to respond to emerging research and policy issues. This subcommittee may have few regular meetings but members will be called upon to help develop and write submissions for government departments or processes 

2023 - 2024 Subcommittee:

  • Professor Grant Russell (Chair, Monash University)
  • Professor Jon Emery (University of Melbourne)
  • Associate Professor Katharine Wallis (Deputy Chair, Queensland University)
  • Dr Katelyn Barnes (Australian National University)
  • Mr Bryce Bickley (Griffith University)
  • Dr Samantha Chakraborty (Monash University)
  • Associate Professor Sarah Dennis (University of Sydney)
  • Professor Kirsty Douglas (Australian National University)
  • Dr Kyle Eggleton (University of Auckland)
  • Dr Rebecca Evans (James Cook University)
  • Professor Liz Halcomb (University of Wollongong)
  • Ms Lesley Hawes (Monash University)
  • Associate Professor Ben Harris-Roxas (University of New South Wales)
  • Dr Phyllis Lau (Western Sydney University)
  • Dr Kathleen O'Brien (Australian National University)
  • Professor Lena Sanci (University of Melbourne)
  • Dr Michael Wright (University of Technology Sydney)

MEMBERSHIP ENGAGEMENT SUBCOMMITTEE

The Membership Engagement Subcommittee seeks to support the AAAPC to deliver on strategic goals 1, 2, 4 and 5 namely:

To become a visible, effective and sustainable organisation that is responsive to a broad primary care membership from both research and education academia.

To increase linkages with organisations involved in primary care research, practice, support, education, and funding including government and community groups.

To promote and nurture research and scholarly activity in primary care.

To build primary care academic capacity through supporting early career researchers and educationalists.

The Strategic Plan articulates the following major objectives and action items for the Membership Engagement subcommittee to conduct work to meet these goal:

  1. Have a robust marketing and communication strategy applicable to a range of primary care disciplines.
  2. Create a welcoming environment for new members.
  3. Make AAAPC benefits visible to members.
  4. Increase support and advocacy for multidisciplinary student membership from academic and non-academic backgrounds.
  5. Build organisational linkages between AAAPC and key primary care research, practice, support, educational and funding organisations in Australia, New Zealand and other parts of the world.
  6. Conduct an Annual Research conference and bring the academic community together to share knowledge.
  7. Build academic capacity of members.
  8. Engage with members about academic opportunities.
  9. Celebrate research and education achievements of members.
  10. Maintain a peer-support program within the membership of AAAPC.

In 2023/2024 this subcommittee is being co-chaired by Dr Flora Hui and Shakira Milton.

2023 - 2024 Subcommittee:

  • Dr Flora Hui (Chair, University of Melbourne)
  • Ms Shakira Onwuka (University of Melbourne)
  • Dr Katelyn Barnes (Australian National University)
  • Ms Melis Selamoglu (Monash University)
  • Dr Sharon Leitch (University of Otago)
  • Prof Tim Stokes (University of Otago)

EARLY CAREER RESEARCHERS SUBCOMMITTEE

The Early Career Researchers (ECR) Subcommittee seeks to support the AAAPC to deliver on strategic goals 1, 2, 4 and 5 namely:

To become a visible, effective and sustainable organisation that is responsive to a broad primary care membership from both research and education academia.

To increase linkages with organisations involved in primary care research, practice, support, education, and funding including government and community groups.

To promote and nurture research and scholarly activity in primary care.

To build primary care academic capacity through supporting early career researchers and educationalists.

The Strategic Plan articulates the following major objectives and action items for the ECR subcommittee to conduct work to meet these goal:

  1. Increase support and advocacy for multidisciplinary student membership from academic and non-academic backgrounds.
  2. Build organisational linkages between AAAPC and key primary care research, practice, support, educational and funding organisations in Australia, New Zealand and other parts of the world.
  3. Conduct an Annual Research conference and bring the academic community together to share knowledge.
  4. Build academic capacity of members.
  5. Maintain a peer-support program within the membership of AAAPC.

In 2023/2024 this subcommittee is being chaired by Dr Jessica Botfield. As with all our subcommittees we are keen to see a mix of early career and established academics from a range of disciplines and geographies join this group.

2023 - 2024 Subcommittee:

  • Dr Jessica Botfield (Chair, Monash University)
  • Associate Professor Leah East (Deputy Chair, University of Southern Queensland)
  • Ms Emma Baillie (Bond University)
  • Dr Ruby Biezen (University of Melbourne)
  • Dr Sharon James (Monash University)
  • Dr Cath Kaylor-Hughes (University of Melbourne)
  • Ms Ruth Mursa (University of Wollongong)
  • Dr Abby Pigden (University of Otago)
  • Dr Olayide Ogunsji (Western Sydney University)
  • Dr Samantha Ryan (Western Sydney University)
  • Ms Yi Ling Low (Monash University)
  • Ms Claire Zammit (University of Melbourne)
  • Dr Jennifer Neil (Monash University)

CONFERENCE SUBCOMMITTEE

The Conference subcommittee seeks to support the AAAPC to deliver on strategic goals 1, 2 and 4 namely:

To become a visible, effective, and sustainable organisation that is responsive to a broad primary care membership from both research and education academia.

To increase linkages with organisations involved in primary care research, practice, support, education, and funding including government and community groups.

To promote and nurture research and scholarly activity in primary care.

The Strategic Plan articulates the following major objectives and action items for the Conference subcommittee to conduct work to meet this goal:

  1. Have a robust marketing and communication strategy applicable to a range of primary care disciplines
  2. Make AAAPC benefits visible to members
  3. Increase support and advocacy for multidisciplinary student membership from academic and non-academic backgrounds
  4. Build organisational links between AAAPC and key primary care research, practice, support, education and funding organisations in Australia, New Zealand and other parts of the world
  5. Conduct an annual research conference and bring the academic community together to share knowledge
  6. Build academic capacity of members

In 2023/2024 this subcommittee is being chaired by Dr Phyllis Lau.

2022-2023 Subcommittee:

  • Dr Phyllis Lau (Chair, Western Sydney University)
  • Dr Katelyn Barnes (Australian National University)
  • Ms Shakira Onwuka (University of Melbourne)
  • Kaara Calma (Deakin University)
  • Dr Miriam Brooks (Western Sydney University)
  • Dr Anna Williams (Western Sydney University)
  • Dr Cecilia Lee (Western Sydney University)
  • Prof Liz Halcomb (University of Wollongong)
  • Ms Anisa Assifi (Monash University)

PRIMARY CARE EDUCATION SUBCOMMITTEE

The Primary Care Education Subcommittee seeks to support the AAAPC to deliver on strategic goals 1, 2 , 3, 4 and 5 of the AAAPC Strategic Plan 2023-2025, namely:

To become a visible, effective, and sustainable organisation that is responsive to a broad primary care membership from both research and education academia.

To increase linkages with organisations involved in primary care research, practice, support, education, and funding including government and community groups.

To influence policy and practice by advocating for primary care research and education.

To promote and nurture research and scholarly activity in primary care.

To build primary care academic capacity through supporting early career researchers and educationalists.

The Strategic Plan articulates the following major objectives and action items for the Primary Care Education Subcommittee to conduct work to meet these goals:

  1. Build organisational links between AAAPC and key primary care research, practice, education, and funding organisations in Australia, New Zealand and other parts of the world.
  2. Lead discussions, respond to and influence key Australasian issues in primary care research and education, with focus on national practice-based research networks (PBRNs), funding, research capacity building, workforce training and data.
  3. Be responsive to key national and/or global issues in primary care research, teaching, training and workforce.
  4. Promote and advocate the principles and characteristics of primary care research and education to major health research and education funding bodies including government groups.
  5. Conduct an annual research conference and bring the academic community together to share knowledge.
  6. Build academic capacity of members.
  7. Maintain a peer-support program within membership of AAAPC

In 2023/2024 this subcommittee is being chaired by Ms Frances Barraclough.

2022 - 2023 Subcommittee:

  • Ms Frances Barraclough (Chair, University of Queensland)
  • Dr Kylie Vuong (University of New South Wales)
  • Prof Parker Magin (Newcastle University)
  • Dr Lynn McBain (University of Otago)
  • Dr Catherine Stephen (Wollongong University)
  • Kaara Calma (Deakin University)
  • Dr Mina Bakit (Bond University)
  • Prof Kirsty Douglas (Australian National University)
  • Nancy Sturman (University of Queensland)

CONTACT US:

Email: secretariat@aaapc.org.au

President: Tim Stokes


Address: C/O PO Box 664, Toorak, VIC 3142

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