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Prof

Lena Sanci

Chair Of General Practice
General Practice
Health risk behaviours and young people
Risk factors for Adolescent and child health
childhood adversity
Mental Health care for young people and their families
health risk behaviours
clinical training in youth-friendly care
family violence
mental health and interventions
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Prof

Lena Sanci

 
Division
Medicine, Dentistry And Health Sciences
 
Primary Interest
Young People's Health and Wellbeing
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Prof

Lena Sanci

 

Professor Lena Sanci is the Head of Department, Director of Teaching and Learning, and co-lead of the Children and Young People's Research Stream, Department of General Practice (DGP), University of Melbourne. She was also a Research Program Leader in the Young and Well Cooperative Research Centre (2011-2016) which researched the potential of technology to improve the mental health and clinical service system for youth.

She has been a CI on 5 RCTs of health service interventions in primary care, including leading a large randomised trial in general practice of an intervention re-orientating primary care toward a young person-centred, preventive care model, using evidence based strategies for learning and change in practice-systems and clinical practice. Lena is CI on 3 current NHMRC CREs on family violence, adolescent health and childhood adversity.

Lena is a GP with a commitment to improving the health and well-being of children and young people through primary care, and its integration with other parts of the health, education, and welfare sectors. She is the expert advisor to the Victorian Government on the GPs in secondary schools program and lead provider of clinical training in youth-friendly care for GPs and nurses involved in the program. Other recent work includes the development of an online program to assist young people to navigate their way to appropriate services for their health and well-being concerns.

She oversees the Department’s Primary Care Network of around 1000 practices of which over 450 are actively teaching at any one time and over 200 are involved in research projects with the department; 100 of these practices are also part of the Victorian practice based Research Network (VicRen). She works clinically at Family Planning Victoria’s Action Centre (teen sexual and reproductive health clinic).

Projects

Displaying the 130 most recent projects by Lena Sanci.

130

Projects

Project Types


107

Research Contracts


23

Research Grant


Scholarly Works

Displaying the 132 most recent scholarly works by Lena Sanci.

Honours, Awards and Fellowships

2013

Orygen Youth Health Research Centre Early Intervention or Prevention Research Award for oral presentation

Australasian Society for Psychiatric Research Annual Scientific Meeting

1999

The only non-American to win this award since its inception in the 1980s

Society for Adolescent Medicine, Mead Johnson, New Investigator Award (USA)

1999

For PhD study

Commendation for the Premier’s Award for Medical Research (Vic)

1997

For PhD study (2.5 years)

National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) postgraduate medical scholarship

1996

For MD studies

1996 Melbourne University Medical Faculty scholarship

1996

FRACGP - Fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners


6

Awards

Credentials

Positions


Chair Of General Practice

General Practice

Member

Australian Association for Academic Primary Care (AAAPC)

Member

National Divisions Youth Alliance Network

Member

Public Health Association of Victoria

Member

Society for Adolescent Medicine (USA)

Member

Australian Medical Association

Diplomate

Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists

Education


Doctor of Philosophy

University of Melbourne

Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists

Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery

University of Melbourne