Our people

The Department of General Practice at Monash University has a proud history of delivering excellence in teaching and growing and strengthening our discipline. Our faculty staff count among the most highly regarded practitioners and general medicine researchers in Australia, supported by an incredible administrative team committed to excellence in the delivery of cutting-edge, quality primary health care education.


Senior Management Team

Professor Danielle Mazza
Head of Department

Professor Grant Russell
Professor of Primary Care Research

Associate Professor Claire Harrison
Curriculum and Assessment Lead, General Practice
Chris Barton  Dr Chris Barton
Senior Lecturer

Dr Tim Staunton Smith
Senior Lecturer

Dr Liz Sturgiss
Senior Lecturer

Mrs Claudette Gerreyn
Senior Administrative Officer, Undergraduate Program

Dr Jennifer Neil
Senior Lecturer


Professor Danielle Mazza
Professor Grant Russell
Professor Leon Piterman
Emeritus Professor Merilyn Liddell
Emeritus Professor John Murtagh AM

Associate Professors

Associate Professor Craig Hassed
Associate Professor Claire Harrison

Senior Lecturers

Dr Chris Barton
Dr Ann Drillich
Dr Cathy Grech
Dr Nadida Kachkouche
Dr Andy Morgan
Dr Jennifer Neil
Dr David Oberklaid
Dr Tim Staunton Smith
Dr Liz Sturgiss
Dr Ron Schweitzer


Dr Phillip Feren
Dr Michael Mrozinski
Dr Paki Rizakis
Dr Kay Li

Research staff

Research Fellows
Dr Samantha Chakraborty
Dr Riki Lane
Dr Katrina Long
Dr Jenny Advocat

Project Manager
Dr Cathy Watson
Ms Nilakshi Gunatillaka
Sharon Clifford

Research Manager
Dr Maria de Leon-Santiago

Adjunct staff

Professor Leanne Rowe
Clinical Associate Professor Sanjiva Wijesinha
Adjunct Associate Professor Bianca Brijnath
Adjunct Associate Professor Robert Davis
Adjunct Associate Professor Gregory Goodman
Adjunct Associate Professor Christopher Pearce
Adjunct Associate Professor Peter Schattner
Adjunct Associate Professor Jane Tracy
Adjunct Associate Professor Hui Yang
Ms Abigail Tenen
Dr Lyle Turner

Professional staff

Mrs Claudette Gerreyn
Ms Marion Daniels
Mrs Clare Beeby

Academic Registrars

Dr Kay Li