Professor Danielle Mazza
MD, MBBS, FRACGP, DRANZCOG, Grad Dip Women’s Health, GAICD
Senior Management TeamHead, Department of General Practice
Telephone: +61 3 9902 4496
Facsimile: +61 3 9902 4300
Professor Danielle Mazza is an academic general practitioner. She undertakes research in the areas of cancer, preventive care and guideline development and implementation. She holds the Chair of General Practice at Monash University where she has been Head of Department of General Practice since May 2010. She was previously Associate Professor of Family Medicine at the International Medical University in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from 2001-2003 and held a NICS-HCF Fellowship (the precursor to an NHMRC TRIP Fellowship) from 2005-7.
Danielle leads a program of translational research with a focus on the early diagnosis of cancer and improving the delivery and uptake of preventive care in the general practice setting. She has methodological expertise in both guideline development and implementation and the development and trial of complex interventions. Her key contributions to guideline development include the leadership of Cancer Australia’s national Guide “Investigating Symptoms of Lung Cancer - An evidence-based guide for general practitioners” (2012) and as a working group member of the RACGP’s “Redbook” Preventive Care Guidelines for General Practice 7th and 8th editions.
Her early career research into the prevalence of domestic violence, sexual assault and child sexual abuse in women attending general practitioners in Australia (94 Scopus citations to date) informed policy development on women and violence in peak bodies such as the Australian Medical Association and the RACGP, was cited in Federal Government campaigns against domestic violence and led to an invitation to be a keynote speaker at the National Domestic Violence Conference.
Danielle has forged strong links with academic and non-academic health care providers. Her relationship with the Inner East Melbourne Medicare Local has led to the establishment of Melbourne East MonAsh GeNeral PracticE DaTabase (MAGNET) a research platform which utilises a unique general practice dataset to generate evidence to inform policy and practice. Danielle is a member of two scientific working groups within the Primary Care Collaborative Cancer Clinical Trials Group (PC4) an organisation funded by Cancer Australia to foster cancer research capacity in primary care.
Danielle continues to work in clinical general practice in the Bayside region of Melbourne. She is a current member of the Executive of the Australian Association of Academic Primary Care (the peak body for academic general practice) and a member of the RACGP’s National Standing Committee on Quality Care.