Associate Professor Penny Abbott


Associate Professor, School of Medicine


Dr Penny Abbott (MBBS Hons, MPH, FRACGP) is an academic general practitioner, working half time as an associate professor at the Department of General Practice since 2010. One of her primary roles is supervising and undertaking research within the Department, with a particular focus on collaboration, social justice and clinical and health services research important to primary care and the community. She is a clinician within the women’s health stream of Justice Health & Forensic Mental Health Network (JH&FMHN) and has previously worked as a GP in the Aboriginal community controlled health sector for over 20 years. She is a member of the JH&FMHN Board, the JH&FMHN Clinical Council, the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) Ethics Committee, the RACGP Faculty of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health and the Wentwest Primary Health Network Clinical Council. She has a diverse range of clinical, research and teaching interests including the health and wellbeing of people in prison, Aboriginal health, access to health care, substance misuse, child health, ear disease, and cultural competence.

Research Interests

  • Clinical trial research
  • Qualitative research

Qualifications and Recognition

  • MPH University of New South Wales
  • MBBS (Hons) University of Sydney

Research & Publications

Contacts Details
Telephone+61 2 4620 3560
LocationBuilding 30, Campbelltown