Dr Liz Sturgiss

BMed, PhD, FRACGP, MPH, MForensMed, FHEA

Senior Research Fellow

Telephone: +61 3 9902 4458
Email: liz.sturgiss@monash.edu

Researcher Profile


Dr Liz Sturgiss is a clinical general practitioner, NHMRC Investigator and primary care researcher. Liz leads an emerging research program on the management of complex and stigmatised health issues in primary care focusing on translating guidelines into real-world practice. Her research is based on theoretical principles from behaviour change and implementation science.

She is a practising GP in Melbourne caring for people with substance dependence and complex multi-morbidity. As a clinical researcher, she has extensive networks with clinical primary care colleagues and in her representative roles with primary care organisations.

Dr Sturgiss completed her doctoral studies at The Australian National University before moving to Monash University and joining the Department of General Practice as a Senior Lecturer. She is a practising GP in Melbourne with a focus on caring for people with substance dependence and complex multi-morbidity. Liz was awarded an Endeavour Research Fellowship in 2017 and travelled to the University of Canada in Alberta to study with the 5As Team who are focused on primary care management for obesity.

One of the things Liz enjoys most about academic practice is engaging with people from diverse backgrounds, discussing exciting new ideas, and being involved in research that changes clinical practice. She has representative roles with the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners, the Australasian Association of Academic Primary Care, and on the International Committee of the North American Primary Care Research Group.