Professor Nigel Stocks is Head of the Discipline of General Practice at the University of Adelaide and Director of the only National Primary Care influenza surveillance Network in Australia (ASPREN). He is an experienced primary health care researcher who has conducted both qualitative and quantitative studies including RCT’s cohort and observational studies, systematic reviews and meta-analyses.
His main interests are in cardiovascular, infectious disease, prevention and quality of life with an emphasis on clinical and health services research. He has successfully recruited patients to large (ASPREE and WISDOM) and many smaller randomised controlled trials. For several years he was the RACGP SA/NT Faculty Chair, a member and Chair of their national Council and member of their research committee. He now supports the College as Chair of their national Awards Committee and member of their Research Foundation.
He has recently been appointed to the SA Academic Health Science and Translation Centre – Primary Health Integration Committee – that is seeking to encourage application of research findings in the community. He is also chair of the National Prescribing Service Data Governance Committee with oversight of the largest and most comprehensive set of GP morbidity data ( 3.5 million patients) – Medicineinsight – in Australia.
- Where has all the influenza gone? The impact of COVID-19 on the circulation of influenza and other respiratory viruses, Australia, March to September 2020
- Recruiting general practice patients for large clinical trials: lessons from the Aspirin in Reducing Events in the Elderly (ASPREE) study
- Characterising seasonal influenza epidemiology using primary care surveillance data