Professor Penny Abbott


Professor | Peter Brennan Chair, Department of General Practice, School of Medicine


Penny is an academic general practitioner and the Chair of General Practice at Western Sydney University. She has career long teaching, research, clinical and professional interests in high quality accessible primary care, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health, the health of justice involved people and health equity.

Penny is in clinical practice within the women’s health stream of Justice Health & Forensic Mental Health Network (Justice Health NSW) and worked as a GP in the Aboriginal community controlled health sector for over 20 years. Her professional activities include membership of the General Practice Advisory Group, Agency for Clinical Innovation NSW, the GP leaders’ group and the Clinical Council at the Western Sydney Primary Health Network, and a Board member at Justice Health NSW.

Research Interests

  • The health and wellbeing of people involved with the justice system
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health
  • Primary care
  • Ear and hearing health

Qualifications and Recognition

  • PhD Western Sydney University
  • MBBS Hons University of Sydney
  • MPH University of New South Wales
  • Churchill Fellow

Research & Publications

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