Doctor Lawrence Tan

Doctor Lawrence Tan

Conjoint Senior Lecturer,
School of Medicine

Senior Lecturer General Practice,
School of Medicine



  • MPH University of New South Wales
  • MBBS University of Sydney

Professional Memberships

  • Australian Association for Academic Primary Care (2014)
  • Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (2014)

Organisational Unit (School / Division)

  • School of Medicine
  • School of Medicine


Phone: (02) 4620 3933
Location: 30.3.20

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Previous Teaching Areas

  • 400811 Integrated Clinical Rotations 2, 2015
  • 400977 Integrated Clinical Rotations 3, 2015
  • 400978 Integrated Clinical Rotations 4, 2015


Journal Articles

  • Vivian, L., Hunter, C., Tan, L., Comitis, G., Neveling, G. and Lawrenson, J. (2021), 'Found in translation : navigating uncertainty to save a child's heart : paediatric cardiac surgery in Cape Town, South Africa', Medical Humanities, vol 47, no 1 , pp 112 - 122.
  • Reath, J., Tan, L., Brooks, M., Burges, J., Lindsay, N., Lo, W., Shakur, S., Trankle, S. and Wong, K. (2020), 'One medical school's experience of sustaining general practice teaching in the time of COVID-19', Australian Journal of General Practice, vol 49, no Suppl. 29 .
  • Lyon, A., Tan, L., Abbott, P., Hu, W. and Reath, J. (2019), 'Linguistically diverse general practice teaching', The Clinical Teacher, vol 16, no 5 , pp 468 - 473.
  • Purdie, S., Creighton, N., White, K., Baker, D., Ewald, D., Lee, C., Lyon, A., Man, J., Michail, D., Miller, A., Tan, L., Currow, D. and Young, J. (2019), 'Pathways to diagnosis of non-small cell lung cancer : a descriptive cohort study', npj Primary Care Respiratory Medicine, vol 29 .
  • Ogbo, F., Ezeh, O., Awosemo, A., Ifegwu, I., Tan, L., Jessa, E., Charwe, D. and Agho, K. (2019), 'Determinants of trends in neonatal, post-neonatal, infant, child and under-five mortalities in Tanzania from 2004 to 2016', BMC Public Health, vol 19, no 1 .
  • Tan, L., Gallego, G., Nguyen, T., Bokey, L. and Reath, J. (2018), 'Perceptions of shared care among survivors of colorectal cancer from non-English-speaking and English-speaking backgrounds : a qualitative study', BMC Family Practice, vol 19 .
  • Tan, L., Hu, W. and Brooker, R. (2014), 'Patient-initiated camera phone images in general practice : a qualitative study of illustrated narratives', British Journal of General Practice, vol 64, no 622 , pp 290 - 294.

Previous Projects

Title: Patient perspectives on shared care following colorectal cancer surgery
  • Royal Australian College of General Practitioners
Western Researchers: Lawrence Tan, Jennifer Reath and Les Bokey
Years: 2014-07-28 - 2016-01-27
ID: P00022391
Title: Can a rapid access physiotherapy service (RAPS) improve satisfaction and clinical outcomes in acute low back pain?
  • University of Western Sydney
  • South Western Sydney Local Health District
Western Researchers: Matthew Liston, Jennifer Reath and Lawrence Tan
Years: 2016-03-31 - 2018-03-30
ID: P00022997

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