Dr Natalie Edmiston

Natalie EdmistonPosition

Academic Lead - Clinical & Educational Research, SoM


Natalie holds an MBBS from Sydney University and an MPH from UNSW. She is a fellow of Australian Chapter of Sexual Health Medicine and has worked in Sexual Health and HIV medicine since 2000, primarily in non-capital city settings. She continues to work as a clinician in a busy regional Sexual Health Service.

Natalie has published research across a broad scope of Sexual Health with a focus on clinical application of research findings. Natalie has participated in, and now contributes to NSW Health HETI Rural Research Capacity Building Program. She is the principal investigator for an ongoing cohort study of people with HIV accessing care via regional sexual health services. Her current research is focused on care models for people with HIV, but with practical applications for other chronic diseases. She is interested in promoting high-value care and avoiding potential overdiagnosis.

Natalie is currently supervising medical student in clinical research in HIV medicine, community based sexual health and well-being projects and in Medical Education. As Academic Lead with WSU School of Medicine, Natalie is committed to ensuring student research is of a high quality and meets the needs of regional communities.

Research Interests

  • HIV and multimorbidity
  • Chronic disease and shared care
  • Rural and regional health care delivery, particularly in emerging areas of need
  • Medical education research

Natalie is interested in working with other rural and regional researchers, or with urban based researchers wanting to include a regional perspective in their work. In particular Natalie is interested in chronic disease care models and promoting high value care.

Qualifications & Recognition

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

Research & Publications

For a complete list of my publications please see my publications page (opens in a new window)

Contact Details

Telephone+61 436 033 092
LocationUniversity Centre for Rural Health, 61 Uralba St | PO Box 3049 | Lismore | NSW | 2480