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ECLIPSe - Exploring Consultations for Low-Income PatientS with obesity

This qualitative research project will use recording of general practice consultations and in-depth patient interviews. We are interested in the experience of adults on low incomes with obesity when they attend general practice for a consultation. People on low incomes report consistently worse experiences when they visit general practice clinicians - this is seen in Australian and international data. This study will explore why this is happening and what could be done to improve the situation. Our Research Environment As a research student in the Department of General Practice you will have access to supervision from international and national leaders in primary care research and education in a supportive and collaborative research environment. Research students are linked with a research group working within one of our areas of research excellence and able to draw upon expertise from across the department to support quantitative, qualitative and mixed methods research. You will have opportunity to develop primary care research skills and understanding of ethics through workshops and seminars while gaining exposure to a wide variety of primary care research methods and topics through attendance at a weekly Departmental academic seminar series. An active early career research group provides a structure for informal support and learning amongst peers. Visit our website ( to find out more about the opportunities and support for research students in General Practice.
Essential criteria: 
Minimum entry requirements can be found here:
General Practice; Obesity; Health Equity; Qualitative Research
School of Primary and Allied Health Care » General Practice
Available options 
Masters by research
Time commitment 
Top-up scholarship funding available 
Physical location 
Notting Hill Campus
Grant Russell
Kirsty Douglas

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