Professor Parker Magin
Director Research and Evaluation Unit
In addition to being the Director of the Research and Evaluation Unit, Professor Magin is also Conjoint Professor, Discipline of General Practice, University of Newcastle. He is a member of the RACGP Expert Committee – Research. He has been an NHMRC Medical Postgraduate Scholar 2003-2006 and a member of the 2007 cohort of the International Primary Care Research Leadership Programme, University of Oxford, 2007-present. His main research interests are in-consultation clinical and educational experiences of GP registrars, primary care management of transient ischaemic attack and minor stroke, and medicines use in the elderly (especially medicines with anti-cholinergic and psychotropic properties).
Dr Linda Klein
Deputy Director of Research and Evaluation
Linda is responsible for the evaluation of educational activities at GP Synergy and works closely with the research team on various research projects. Linda has broad research experience in health and health-related fields, complemented by a BSc in psychology, MSc in psychopharmacology and PhD in public health. She is particularly interested in the methodological challenges of applied field research. For evaluation, her focus is on participatory processes and collaborative relationships to ensure the needs of all GP Synergy stakeholders are met. Her purpose is to make evaluation practical, sustainable and informative of program development.
Dr Andrew Davey
Andrew is a former computer programmer who liked talking to people too much and retrained as a GP. He works as a GP in Newcastle four days a week but has been given time off for good behaviour and is able to spend Tuesdays working as a researcher on the Registrar Clinical Encounters in Training (ReCEnT) project. Andrew’s research interests include registrar education, he is also interested in transient ischaemic attack and stroke. He spent two years as an academic registrar during his GP training and has experience in both quantitative and qualitative research methods.