Upcoming webinars

November: A joint session with SAPC

Must-knows for academics: journal peer-review and editorial processes

Thursday 24th November, 7-8pm Melbourne/Sydney AEDT, 8-9am London BST, 

Register here: https://unimelb.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_LnteROz1RD-3CC_L1dsBdw

Join us for a live webinar to learn more about:

-The journal review process from submission to publication

-How to conduct peer reviews

-Editorial team: what they do and what's involved

-Contributing to professional magazines and publications and how to get involved

The webinar will be presented by 4 speakers from Australia, New Zealand and the UK, and will be followed by a Q&A panel discussion.

This is a free event, open to AAAPC and SAPC members and non-members. It may be of particular interest to postgraduate students, early- and mid-career researchers, and clinician-researchers.

[Note: Non-members are encouraged to consider membership to enjoy the organisation’s other benefits. For AAAPC, please visit: https://aaapc.org.au/ or email secretariat@aaapc.org.au to enquire. For SAPC, please visit https://sapc.ac.uk/ or email office@sapc.ac.uk.office@sapc.ac.uk.]

Tim Stokes

Professor Stokes is a GP and holds the Elaine Gurr Chair of General Practice at the Dunedin School of Medicine, University of Otago. He has over 25 years experience of health services research spanning general practice and primary health care, rural health, and the wider health system. He is Co-Editor-in-Chief of New Zealand’s Journal of Primary Health Care, was previously an Associate Editor with BMJ Quality and Safety and sits on several journal editorial boards.

Liz Halcomb

An international award-winning nurse academic, Professor Halcomb is the inaugural Professor of Primary Health Care Nursing at the University of Wollongong. She leads a strong research program in primary care nursing, with particular emphasis on nursing in general practice, chronic disease and nursing workforce issues. Liz is an Editor of Collegian and the Chief Editor of Nurse Researcher (a journal of the Royal College of Nursing UK). She is also a member of the Editorial Board of the Australian Journal of Primary Health (AJPH) and has previously been an Editor for BMC Family Practice.

Rupert Payne

Professor Payne is a GP and Professor of Primary Care and Clinical Pharmacology at the University of Exeter, UK. His research and educational interests focus on polypharmacy and medication optimisation. He has been the consultant editor for the UK journal Prescriber since 2016, which is targeted at a primary care clinical readership and covers all aspects of prescribing, therapeutics and medicines management.


Virginia Lewis

Professor Lewis holds a Research Chair in Community Health in the Australian Institute for Primary Care and Ageing at La Trobe University in Victoria, Australia. She has more than 30 years’ experience as a health services researcher and evaluator, and has been an Editor-in-Chief of the Australian Journal of Primary Health (AJPH) since 2015. The AJPH aims to provide high quality, robust evidence and commentary on community health services, primary care and primary health. It focuses on practice and broader policy questions, as well as research. The Journal builds on a long tradition of multidisciplinary research and practice in primary health care, and reflects widely held values that emphasise illness prevention and social inclusion. 

Catch up on previous webinars by accessing the (members only) recordings.

AAAPC webinars

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.

Recognition of participation
Certificates will be provided in recognition of attendance to webinars and sent to participants via email.

What cost
Webinars are currently 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.

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