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.

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