Associate Professor Lena Sanci

Deputy Head, Department of General Practice

The University of Melbourne

Associate Professor Lena Sanci is the Deputy Head of Department, Director of GP Teaching and Learning, and co-lead of the Children and Young People’s Health Research Stream, Department of General Practice (DGP), University of Melbourne.

Lena is a GP with a commitment to improving the health and well-being of children and young people through primary care, and its integration with other parts of the health, education, and welfare sectors. She has run a large randomised trial in general practice of an intervention re-orientating primary care toward a young person-centred, preventive care model, using evidence based strategies for learning and change in practice-systems and clinicians’ practice. She has also helped develop, test and implement an online program to assist young people to navigate their way to appropriate services for their health and well-being concerns and is currently an advisor to state government on school based primary health care services.