Susan Dovey is an Associate Professor at the Department of General Practice, Dunedin School of Medicine, University of Otago, New Zealand. She has built a career in general practice/family medicine research over more than 20 years, extending her skills development by working at the General Practice Research Group at Oxford University (UK), at the Robert Graham Center (US), and at the Australian Primary Health Care Research Institute. In 2004, she returned to her home base in Dunedin, New Zealand, and became the Director of the RNZCGP Research Unit, where she first worked in 1986, and Convenor of Research for the Te Waipounamu Rural Health Section. She teaches at undergraduate and postgraduate levels at the Dunedin School of Medicine and mentors research registrars undergoing vocational training for general practice. Her research interests include patient safety, mechanisms for applying research in practice, rural healthcare, health policy and legislation (with a focus on financial policy), and health service use.
Biography Updated on 29 September 2009