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Why join us
An opportunity for real-time discussion and cross-pollination of ideas between members. You will hear from leading and emerging primary health care academics from Australia and New Zealand.

What we will achieve
Build a research community for primary health care academics from all disciplines and foster dissemination of high quality research by experts in the field.

Who should join us
AAAPC members and non-members from all disciplines with an interest in primary health care research.

How often
We aim to run biannual interactive webinars on topics of relevance to primary health care research.

Webinars will last one hour and include an interactive session where you can ask questions of the expert presenters.

What cost
Webinars are free of charge. Webinar platform Zoom is a web-based platform. You may join from your computer, smartphone or tablet devices.

Recordings of past webinars are available online. Please note access to the recordings is restricted to members only.


Thursday 12 October 2023,

6.30pm AEDT, 8.30pm AZDT

Register Here

AAAPC Primary Care Education committee invites you to attend our next Webinar.

“How do we get them and keep them? Understanding the preparation, preparedness and practice scope of nurses working in General Practice

To support community health care needs, increasing the availability, sustainability and retention of the nurses and midwives is in line with domestic and international workforce strategies. In Australia, however, many nurses working in primary health care report feeling underutilised.

This webinar will provide an overview of how nurses working in general practice prepare to work in this setting, meet the workforce knowledge and skill set needs and how we can keep them. Nurses need to want to work in general practice where there is interplay between clinical exposure, valuing these roles as well as the practicality and feasibility of doing so. Once nurses make the decision to work in general practice initiatives are needed to support their transition and retention to this setting.

This is a free event, open to AAAPC members and non-members. 

Note: Non-members are encouraged to consider membership to enjoy the organisation’s other benefits.


Dr Sharon James

Dr Sharon James works at the Sexual and Reproductive Health for Women in Primary Care (SPHERE) Centre of Research Excellence (CRE) as a Research Fellow and Project Manager on the Australian Contraception and Abortion Primary Care Practitioner Support (AusCAPPS) Network.

Sharon is also an experienced primary health care nurse and a Board Director of the Australian Primary Health Care Nurses Association. Since completing her PhD in 2021 about lifestyle risk factor communication between nurses and patients in general practice, she has been awarded an Australasian Association of Academic Primary Care Travelling fellowship and Tutor-PHC fellowship (Western University, Canada). She has also been awarded a SPHERE CRE and CRE Health in Preconception and Pregnancy (HiPP) Practicing Health Professional Seeding grant as well as a Women's Health Research, Translation and Impact Network EMCR Award. Sharon is a qualitative and mixed methods researcher with interests in women’s health, lifestyle risk, preventive care, interconception health, and nursing roles in primary health care.



President: Tim Stokes

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