Professor Danielle Mazza

Professor Danielle Mazza, Director of SPHERE, is one of Australia's leading clinician researchers in general practice. She also holds the Chair of General Practice at Monash University where she has been Head of Department since 2010. Danielle has been highly influential in improving the quality of clinical care delivered in general practice through her contributions as a researcher and educator in the field of women’s sexual and reproductive health, preventive care and the early detection of cancer. She has acquired more than $24 million in competitive research funding as a Chief Investigator and has 163 peer-reviewed publications in refereed journals. She is the sole author of the textbook “Women’s health in general practice” and lead investigator of the NHMRC-funded ACCORd Study, which trialled a complex intervention aimed at increasing the uptake of long-acting reversible contraception. Her research in women’s health has characterised current practice by Australian GPs and identified evidence practice gaps in the areas of contraception and preconception care. A strong proponent of evidence-based care, Danielle has also led and contributed to the development and implementation of key general practice guidelines and regularly provides expert advice on implementation to professional, government and policy groups.