A/Prof Katrina Anderson

BMed(Newc) FRACGP MThA/Prof Katrina  Anderson

Katrina completed her undergraduate medical degree at the University of Newcastle, NSW in 1990. She became a Fellow of the RACGP in 1995 and has been a medical educator since 1994 initially with the RACGP then with the Australian National University Medical School and Coast City Country GP Training.

Area of Professional Interest

Katrina currently works clinically in refugee and asylum seeker health and has a variety of roles within the Australian National University Medical School and ACT Health. Her main research and education interests are in medical education specifically around vertical integration, supervisor support and prevocational training. She has a special interest in mental health and counselling and is passionate about patient centred medicine and improving health outcomes for vulnerable and disadvantaged patients.

Career Highlights

2015_ Chair, Canberra Region Medical Education Council

2013- Associate Professor of General Practice, Australian National University Medical School.

2013- Inaugural Chair, Canberra Region Prevocational Management Committee

2012- Co-ordinator/Chair, Integrated Child and Community Health Semester, Australian National University Medical School

2010- Co-Director, The Healer’s Art Course. Australian National University Medical School

2008- GP, Companion House, Refugee health service.

2008-2014- Director of Prevocational Education and Training in General Practice

2004- Member, RACGP NSW and ACT Faculty Board, (Deputy Chair 2013)

2005-2012 Director of Training, SENSW and ACT Local Training Group, Coast City Country GP Training (Vocational GP Training)

2006-2012- Senior Lecturer, Australian National University Medical School

1996-2007-General Practitioner, Mawson, ACT.

1997-2003-Medical Educator, RACGP Training Program.

Current Research Projects

Refugee and Asylum Seeker health

Medical Education- Vertical Integration, Supervisor support, Practice Leadership, The Art of Healing, Junior Doctor Education

Recent publications

1. Sturgiss E, Haesler E, Anderson K. General practice trainees face practice ownership with fear. Australian Health Review Jan 2016 AH15153

2. Anderson K, Haesler E, Stubbs A, Mollinari K. Evaluating general practice teaching rotations. Clinical Teacher 2015 Feb12(1) 8-13

2.Thomson J, Haesler E, Anderson K, Barnard A. What motivates general practitioners to teach. Clinical Teacher, 2014;11:124-130

3.    Thomson J, Anderson K, Haesler E, Barnard A, Glasgow, N. The learner's perspective in GP teaching practices with multi-level learners: a qualitative study. BMC Medical Education, 2014;14:55

4.    Sturgiss L, Anderson K, Liedvogel M, Haesler E. To own or not to own. How can we best educate general practice registrars about practice ownership? Australian Family Physician 2013 42: 503-506

5.    Liedvogel M, Haesler E, Anderson K. Who will be running your practice in 10 years? Supporting GP registrars awareness and knowledge of practice ownership. Australian Family Physician 2013 42 : 333-336

6.    Thomson J, Anderson K, Mara P, Stevenson A. Supervision - growing and building a sustainable general practice supervisor system. Medical Journal of Australia, 2011; 194(11):S101-S104 [Citations 2]

7.    Stocks N, Frank O, Linn A, Anderson K, Meertens S. Vertical integration of teaching in Australian general practice — a survey of regional training providers. Medical Journal of Australia, 2011; 194(11):S75-S78 [Citations 4]

8.     Stevenson A, Phillips C, Anderson K. Resilience among doctors who work in challenging areas: a qualitative study. British Journal of General Practice, 2011; 61(588):e404-e410 (7) [Citations 1].

9.    Thomson J, Allan B, Anderson K, Kljakovic M GP interest in teaching junior doctors – does practice location, size and infrastructure matter? Australian Family Physician 2009; 38:1000-1002 [Citations 7]  

10.    Anderson K, Thomson J Vertical integration: Reducing the load on GP teachers   Australian Family Physician 2009; 38: 906-910. [Citations 10] 

Other Publications

1.     Counselling Skills Workshop. Handbook for Medical Educators. 2008, Updated 2011. Anderson K, Thomson G

2.     Heart Murmurs, Short Stories by Canberra GPs. Coast City Country, Canberra. Chew J-I (2008)

3.     Prevocational GP Placement Website- Supervisor Online resources for teaching junior doctors in General Practice. Anderson K, Haesler E

Related websites

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