Prof. Nigel Stocks

University of Adelaide

Professor Stocks is Head of the Discipline of General Practice at the University of Adelaide and Director of the only National Primary Care influenza surveillance Network in Australia (ASPREN).  He is a general practitioner (FRACGP) and public health physician (FAFPHM).  He is an experienced primary health care researcher who has conducted both qualitative and quantitative studies including randomised controlled trials (RCTs), cohort and observational studies, systematic reviews and meta-analyses. His main interests are in cardiovascular, respiratory and  infectious disease, prevention and quality of life with an emphasis on clinical and health services research.  He has successfully recruited patients to large (ASPREE and WISDOM) and many smaller RCTs.  For several years he was the RACGP SA/NT Faculty Chair, a member and Chair of their national Council and member of their research committee. He now supports the College as Chair of their National Awards Committee and member of their Research Foundation.  He is also chair of the National Prescribing Service Data Governance Committee with oversight of the largest and most comprehensive set of GP morbidity data ( 3.5 million patients) – Medicineinsight – in Australia.


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Prof. Nigel Stocks