Sandra Thompson

Dr, BSc(Med) MB BS NSW, PhD Newcastle(NSW), MPH Monash, GradDipHlthMgt NE

  • The University of Western Australia (M702), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


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Dr Sandra Thompson is a public health physician with experience in science, health policy and management and research and evaluation expertise. She has been the Director of the Western Australian Centre for Rural Health (WACRH) and Professor of Rural Health at the University of Western Australia since February 2010. 

She has broad experience and wide ranging interests related to addressing health disparities. Her research interests include rural and Aboriginal health, prevention and management of chronic diseases, strengthening primary health care, systems and quality improvement, and the attraction/retention of health professionals in country areas, community capacity building, developing and strengthening partnerships in health program delivery and engaging at the research-policy interface.

Research expertise keywords

  • Health services research
  • Population health
  • Aboriginal health
  • Aboriginal cardiovascular disease
  • Aboriginal cancer
  • Quality improvement
  • Sexual health and blood-borne viruses
  • Communicable disease control
  • Public health
  • Health policy
  • Social determinants of health
  • Refugee health


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