Mr Winston Lo

Mr Winston Lo

Senior Lecturer,
School of Medicine


Winston is an academic GP, and is involved in teaching across the 5 years of the WSU MD program.

Winston joined WSU in 2017, having previously worked with medical schools at UNSW, University of Sydney and University of Newcastle. He has also worked in academic roles with RACGP NSW/ACT Faculty, GP Synergy and the Black Dog Institute.

Winston has experience in teaching undergraduate students in the disciplines of primary care and public health, and re-designed curriculum and blended learning activities. He has provided clinical supervision and training for junior medical officers, GP registrars and students enrolled in nursing and allied health.

Winston was awarded 2 teaching prizes by UNSW in 2014 (UNSW Medicine Learning & Teaching Award for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning; SPHCM Alan Hodgkinson Prize for Outstanding Contribution to Teaching and Student Learning).

Winston’s research interests include refugee health, Aboriginal health, primary care, the health of doctors and medical students, mental health and medical education. Winston was awarded the 2009 RACGP/Centre of National Research on Disability and Rehabilitation Medicine Research (CONROD) Fellowship.

Winston’s clinical interests relate to vulnerable communities, with his current work for Karitane caring for post-natal mothers; the NSW Refugee Health Service caring for refugees and asylum seekers; and Justice Health caring for prison inmates.

Outside of work, Winston enjoys spending time with his wife and 2 young children, along with creative arts including singing in a band.

Winston's work days with WSU are Tuesdays and Fridays.

This information has been contributed by Mr Lo.

Professional Memberships

  • RACGP (2005)
  • Central & Eastern Sydney Primary Health Network (2004)


  • 2009 RACGP/Centre of National Research on Disability and Rehabilitation Medicine Research (CONROD) Fellowship 2009-10-28


  • Refugee health
  • Aboriginal Health
  • Medical Education
  • Mental Health
  • Primary care

Organisational Unit (School / Division)

  • School of Medicine


  • Year 3/5 Management Committee


Phone: (02) 4620 3561
Location: 30.3.17

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Journal Articles

  • Marjadi, B., Mapedzahama, V., Rogers, G., Donnelly, M., Harris, A., Donadel, D., Jakstas, E., Dune, T., Lo, W., Micheal, S., McKnight, T., Hennessy, A., Ganapathy, V. and Pacey, F. (2020), 'Medicine in context : ten years' experience in diversity education for medical students in Greater Western Sydney, Australia', GMS Journal for Medical Education, vol 37, no 2 .
  • 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 .
  • Dao, J., Spooner, C., Lo, W. and Harris, M. (2019), 'Factors influencing self-management in patients with type 2 diabetes in general practice : a qualitative study', Australian Journal of Primary Health, vol 25, no 2 , pp 176 - 184.
  • Littlewood, J., Hinchcliff, R., Lo, W. and Rhee, J. (2019), 'Advance care planning in rural New South Wales from the perspective of general practice registrars and recently fellowed general practitioners', Australian Journal of Rural Health, vol 27, no 5 , pp 398 - 404.

Other Publications

  • 2022, 'The Experience of New South Wales Primary Health Networks During the 2021 COVID-19 Outbreak: Challenges and Learnings', Report

Previous Projects

Title: The experience of Primary Health Networks during the 2021 COVID-19 outbreak - challenges and learnings
  • Wentworth Healthcare Limited
Western Researchers: Phyllis Lau Lau Chan, Steven Trankle, Winston Lo, Jennifer Reath and Penny Abbott
Years: 2022-01-04 - 2022-06-30
ID: P00027685

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