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Susan Sawyer

Geoff & Helen Handbury Chair In Adolescent Health
Paediatrics Royal Children'S Hospital
chronic disease
mental health
Substance use
health services
transition into adult health care
science & technology
life sciences & biomedicine
humans
adolescent
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Prof

Susan Sawyer

 
Division
Medicine, Dentistry And Health Sciences
 
Primary Interest
Adolescent Health
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Prof

Susan Sawyer

 

Professor Susan Sawyer holds the inaugural Chair of Adolescent Health, Department of Paediatrics, The University of Melbourne (2005-), which was endowed in 2015 as the Geoff and Helen Handbury Chair of Adolescent Health. She is Director of the Centre for Adolescent Health at the Royal Children’s Hospital (2005-), a World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Adolescent health.

The subject of a personal profile in The Lancet (2007), she was inducted into the Victorian Women’s Honour Roll in 2013 in recognition of her contribution to adolescent health and medicine. She was awarded the Victorian Premier’s Award for Excellence in Mental Health in 2011. In 2016, she was the recipient of the University of Melbourne Engagement Award (Department of Paediatrics) in recognition of sustained community engagement, policy impact and public advocacy and the recipient of its Postgraduate Teaching Award in 2018.

She is president of the International Association for Adolescent Health (IAAH) (2017-21).

A paediatrician by training, she has helped develop the field of adolescent health, both nationally and internationally. She is the current president of the International Association for Adolescent Health. Nationally, she was instrumental in establishing the Royal Australasian College of Physician's committee on adolescent health and was its inaugural chairman from 2002-2007. This work established the framework that led to the accreditation of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine as a specialist field of medical practice in Australia. She currently chairs the RACP Advanced Training Committee in Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine (2019-).

Her research interests focus on health services for adolescents, with interests in health care quality, developmentally appropriate models of care (eg transition to adult health care) and chronic disease management in adolescence. She has expertise in both quantitiative and qualitative research methods.

With over 270 peer review papers and an H-index of 64, she is highly sought after as a teacher and mentor.

Projects

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Projects

Project Types


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Research Contracts


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Research Grant


Scholarly Works

Displaying the 366 most recent scholarly works by Susan Sawyer.

Honours, Awards and Fellowships

2006

Citation

Who's Who Australian Women

2005

Constance Stone Award

Victorian Medical Women?s Society

1993

Travelling Scholarship

Australian College of Paediatrics

1993

Travelling Scholarship

University of Melbourne

1993

Travelling Scholarship

Boehringer Ingelheim

1993

Allan and Hanbury's Travelling Fellowship

Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand (Victorian Branch)

1993

Research Fellow, Respiratory Biology Program, Department of Environmental Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston

1991

Post-graduate Research Scholarship

Royal Children's Hospital Research Foundation

1991

Advanced trainee prize

Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand (Vic branch)

1991

Post-graduate Research Scholarship, 1991 -1993

National Health and Medical Research Foundation

1983

Mitsui Education Foundation Scholarship

Sophia University, Tokyo.

1980

Inaugural Ken Grice Prize (Dux, 4th year medicine)

Royal Melbourne Hospital

2009

FSAHM - Fellow of the Society (US) of Adolescent Health and Medicine


1992

FRACP - Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians


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Awards

Credentials

Positions


Geoff & Helen Handbury Chair In Adolescent Health

Paediatrics Royal Children'S Hospital

Honorary

Melbourne School Of Population And Global Health

Fellow

Royal Australasian College of Physicians

Member

AMA- Australian Medical Association

Fellow

US Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine

Regional Vice Preseident (Oceania)

International Association of Adolescent Healht

Member

Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand

Education


Doctor of Medicine

University of Melbourne

Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery

University of Melbourne