Professor Lena Sanci (PhD, FRACGP, MBBS, Dip. RANZCOG) is the Chair of General Practice and Head of the Department of General Practice and Primary Care at The University of Melbourne.
She Co-Chairs the Primary Care Committee of the Melbourne Academic Centre for Health and has expertise in the co-design of interventions, implementation, and evaluation, clinical trials and cohort studies in primary care and online settings. Her specific research interests are about improving the health and wellbeing of children and young people through primary care and educational or workplace settings. She chairs the Victorian Research and Education Network (VicREN) of over 600 general practices with a commitment to advance the discipline of primary care through teaching the next generation of health professionals, and through research.
Professor Sanci is the co-lead of the APPRISE network Long Covid Initiative and the first Chief GP Advisor to the Victorian Department of Health and medical advisor to the Victorian Doctors in Secondary Schools Program. She has some experience in technological innovations to improve adolescent health care having been a research program lead on a past Cooperative Research Centre in this area (Young and Well CRC). She works a clinical session at Sexual Health Victoria in Melbourne.