Head of Discipline - Professor
Adelaide Medical School
Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD - email supervisor to discuss availability.
Professor Nigel Stocks - MD, BSc, MBBS, DipPH.
Professor Stocks is Head of the Discipline of General Practice at the University of Adelaide.
Dr Stocks has been Deputy Head of the School of Population Health and was a holder of a Senior Principal Research PHCRED Fellowship (2007-10).
He was a half time academic in the UK for 6 years before returning to Australia in late 2000 to be a senior lecturer at the University of Adelaide.
Between 2003 and 2007 he was Associate Dean (student) and convener of the first year committee.
Prof. Stocks is Head of the Discipline of General Practice at the University of Adelaide, acting Deputy Head of the School of Population Health and Clinical Practice and holder of a Senior Principal Research PHCRED Fellowship (2007-2010) to devote more time to research. Since 2011, Prof Stocks has attracted $10.6 million in NHMRC or Cat 1 grant funding as CIA or co-investigator, $13.4 million as an NHMRC AI investigator and over $2.8 million in small and other grants. His main research interests cover cardiovascular, respiratory and mental health with an emphasis on clinical and health services research but also examining QoL, patient health literacy and risk perception that might explain the ‘treatment gap’ in the primary and secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease.
Date Position Institution name 2010 Director Australian Medicines Handbook Pty Ltd 2007 Director Adelaide to Outback Training Program, SA 2006 Professor and Head of the Discipline of General Practice University of Adelaide 2004 Director RACGP Australian Sentinel Practices Research Network (ASPREN) 2000 General Practitioner Hills Medical Service
Awards and Achievements
Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount 2016 Award Best Oral Presentation Award 6th Congress of the Asia Pacific Initiative on Reproduction (ASPIRE) Indonesia 650 2007 Fellowship PHCRED Senior Principal Research Fellowship PHCRED — — 1982 Scholarship National Heart Foundation Scholarship National Heart Foundation — — 1973 Scholarship Commonwealth Scholarship — — —
Date Institution name Country Title — Australian Institute of Company Directors Australia Graduate — University of Adelaide Australia DipPH — University of Adelaide Australia MD — University of Adelaide Australia MBBS — University of Adelaide Australia BSc
Date Title Institution Country — FRACGP Royal Australian College of General Practitioners Australia — FAFPHM Royal Australasian College of Physicians Australia
Year Citation 2014 Powell, K. J., Stocks, N., Gill, G., May, E., Laurence, C., & Aylward, P. (2014). Is integration an add-on or a new way of working for health professionals in co-located medical practices?. In INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF INTEGRATED CARE Vol. 14 (pp. 2 pages). UBIQUITY PRESS LTD. 2005 Wilson, A., Stocks, N., & Lester, A. (2005). Supporting beginning researchers through a structured academic program in primary health care. In General Practice and Primary Health Care Research Conference Abstract (pp. Getting research right for policy and practice, Adelaide, 26-28 July 2005). Adelaide, South Australia: Primary Health Care Research Information Service.
Year Citation 2019 Black-Tiong, S., Stocks, N., & Gonzalez-Chica, D. (2019). Trends in the long-term use of opioids among patients with musculoskeletal conditions: evidence from a national sample of 2.1 million patients in Australian general practice. Poster session presented at the meeting of AUSTRALIAN JOURNAL OF PRIMARY HEALTH. CSIRO PUBLISHING. 2019 Kirkpatrick, E., Stocks, N., & Benson, J. (2019). Increasing patients' awareness, knowledge, and appropriate uptake of skin cancer checks: a descriptive comparative study of passive vs active educational material in general practice waiting rooms. Poster session presented at the meeting of AUSTRALIAN JOURNAL OF PRIMARY HEALTH. CSIRO PUBLISHING. 2019 Russell, G., Lewis, V., Levesque, J. -F., Stocks, N., Spooner, C., Kunin, M., . . . Harris, M. (2019). What next for access to primary health care for vulnerable communities? Lessons from the IMPACT Centre of Research Excellence. Poster session presented at the meeting of AUSTRALIAN JOURNAL OF PRIMARY HEALTH. CSIRO PUBLISHING. 2017 Hay, P., Mitchison, D., Collado, A., Gonzalez-Chica, D., Stocks, N., & Touyz, S. (2017). PREVALENCE AND BURDEN OF ARFID, BED AND OTHER EATING DISORDERS IN THE AUSTRALIAN POPULATION. Poster session presented at the meeting of AUSTRALIAN AND NEW ZEALAND JOURNAL OF PSYCHIATRY. SAGE PUBLICATIONS LTD. 2016 Avery, J. C., Moran, L., Rumbold, A., Musker, M., & Stocks, N. (2016). Psychosocial Factors of Incontinence in a population sample. Poster session presented at the meeting of 23rd World Congress on Controversies in Obstetrics, Gynaecology & Infertility. Melbourne, Australia. 2016 Avery, J. C., Braunack-Mayer, A., Stocks, N., & Taylor, A. (2016). “Am I likely to laugh today?” Depression and its Association with the Psychosocial Factors of Urinary Incontinence. Poster session presented at the meeting of 5th Australian Positive Psychology and Wellbeing Conference. Adelaide, Australia. 2015 Whiting, G., Stocks, N., Magin, P., Morgan, S., Henderson, K., & Tapley, A. (2015). General practice registrars' clinical experience of dermatology during training: a cross-sectional analysis from the registrar clinical encounters in training study. Poster session presented at the meeting of AUSTRALASIAN JOURNAL OF DERMATOLOGY. WILEY-BLACKWELL. 2012 Stiel, D., Bayram, C., Miller, G. C., Valenti, L., Krum, H., Stocks, N., & De Jager, J. P. (2012). NSAID use, cardiovascular and gastrointestinal risk in Australian general practice patients with arthritis. Poster session presented at the meeting of Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology. Adelaide, SA: Wiley.
Year Citation 2016 McArthur, L. A. (2016). Developing clinical teacher’s self-efficacy in Australian general practice. (PhD Thesis).
Lynch J, Sawyer M, Mol B, Roberts C, Dekker G, Stocks N, Schurer S, Gurrin L, Dwyer N, Bowering K. EMPOWER: Health Systems, Adversity and Child Well Being. NHMRC Centre for Research Excellence 2016-2020 $2,490,000.
Stocks NP, Chilver M. The Australian Sentinel Practice Research Network (ASPREN). Department of Health and Ageing, Surveillance Section Bio-security and Disease Control Branch 2015-2016 $1,416,000.
Wade T, Frank O, Stocks NP. Acceptability and Impact of Introducing an Online Software System into a General Practice to Increase Patient Engagement with Chronic Disease and Risk Factor Management. HCF Research Foundation/RACGP Research Foundation. 2015-2016 $60,000.
Marwick T … Stocks N (AI). Coronary Artery calcium score: Use to Guide management of Hereditary Coronary Artery Disease (CAUGHT-CAD) NHMRC Project Grant APP1080582 2015-2019 $2,652,448.
Gold M, Braunack-Mayer A, Buttery J, Stocks N, Effler P, Macartney Kristine, Haji AA, Hossein. Can e-Health improve post-marketing surveillance of drugs and vaccines? The Stimulated Telephone Assisted Rapid Safety Surveillance (STARSS) randomised controlled trial. NHMRC Partnership Project 1067703. 2014-2016 $431,902.
Stocks N, Powell K, May E, Gill G, Laurence C, Aylward P. Analysis of the supports and hindrances to the integration of co-located services in multiple models of primary health care delivery. Australian Primary Health Care Research Institute 2014 $149,524.
Stewert S, Brown A, Thompson D, Stocks NP, Scuffham P, Eades S, Carrington M, Silwa K, Maguire G. Centre of Research Excellence to Reduce Inequality in Heart Disease. NHMRC 2012 -2017 $2,493,649.
Stewart S … et al. Stocks N (AI). Optimising heart disease prevention and management. NHMRC Project Grant APP1055214 2014-2018 $4,647,175.
Carrington M … et al. Stocks N (AI). Nurse-led management of metabolic syndrome and diabetes. NHMRC Project Grant APP1069043 2014-2017. $1,290,716.
Harris M, Bauman A, Laws R, Caterson I, Campbell K, Crawford D, Stocks NP, Hayman N, Denney-Wilson E, Teng Liaw S, Lynch J. The Centre for Obesity Management and Prevention Research Excellence in Primary Health Care. APHCRI 2012-2015 $2,379,688.
Russell G, Harris M, Stocks N. Canadian Institutes of Health Research/ Australian Primary Health Care Research Institute Community Based Primary Health Care Grant (joint grant). Innovative Models Promoting Access to Care Team (IMPACT): innovating to bring primary care to those who most need it. 2013 $2,500,000.
Stocks N. ASPrin in Reducing Events in the Elderly (ASPREE) 2012. Monash University (part of an international trial funded by the NIH – USA) $125,000.
Crocket A, Stocks N, Malbon T. Lung Function Testing, Review and Analysis. Metropolitan Fire Service 2012 -2013 $108.391.
Stocks NP, Chilver M. The Australian Sentinel Practice Research Network (ASPREN). Department of Health and Ageing, Surveillance Section Bio-security and Disease Control Branch 2012-2013 $925,000.
Frank O, Stocks N, Aylward P. Increasing prevention, detection and treatment of osteoporosis through automated opportunistic reminders to patients, general practitioners and practice nurse RACGP Osteoporosis award 2012 $29,528.
Frank O, Stocks N, Aylward P. Feasibility, acceptability and sustainability of automated production of pre-consultation patient prevention summary and reminder sheets: pilot study. RACGP 2011 $20,000.
Frank O, Stocks N, Pond D. What are the beliefs and attitudes of older people with impaired cognition, and of their relatives, towards the impaired person’s continuing to drive? RACGP - CONROD Research Fellowship 2011 $29,333.
Ried K, Frank O, Stocks N. Aged garlic extract for uncontrolled hypertension: A dose-response trial. Royal Adelaide Hospital New Investigator Project Grant 2011 $15,000.
Stocks NP, Chilver M. The Australian Sentinel Practice Research Network (ASPREN). Department of Health and Ageing, Surveillance Section Bio-security and Disease Control Branch 2009-2011 $1,035,467.
Stocks NP, Ryan P, Tideman P. Increasing cardiovascular risk assessment in first degree relatives of patients with premature ischemic heart disease: A randomised controlled trial. NHMRC Project Grant 565415 2009-2010 $110,650.
Pond D, Marley J, Bridges-Webb C, Howell C, Stocks N. Outcomes of best practice diagnosis and management of dementia in general practice. NHMRC Dementia Research Grants Program Round 2, 2008-2009 $792,180.
Pond D, Brodaty H, Marley J, Bridges-Webb C, Gunn J, Beilby J, Stocks N, Joyce T, Bruen W. A GP intervention to assist the primary care and management of depression for carers of people with dementia Department of Health and Ageing, Dementia Service Development Grant $101,365.
Pond D, Brodaty H, Marley J, Bridges-Webb C, Gunn J, Beilby J, Stocks N, Joyce T, Bruen W A GP intervention to assist the primary care and management of depression for carers of people with dementia Beyond blue $100,000.
Stocks N, Barton C, Tideman P, May F. An examination of the effectiveness of transdermal nicotine replacement therapy as a secondary prevention strategy in patients admitted to hospital for coronary artery bypass grafting. GlaxoSmithKline funding for product. 2007 $5,300.
Seidel B, Stocks NP, Duszynski K. Development of a reliable, validated instrument to assess patient’s conceptual knowledge of cardiovascular disease (CVD) in Primary Care: The brief-CVD-knowledge-test. RACGP Cardiovascular Research Grant 2007 $25,000.
Stocks NP, Seidel B. Awareness, perception and knowledge of cardiovascular disease risk and prevention among residents in the northern districts of Adelaide. Northern Communities Health Foundation Inc. 2008-2010 $60,000.
Stocks NP. The Australian Sentinel Practice Research Network (ASPREN). Department of Health and Ageing, Surveillance Section Bio-security and Disease Control Branch 2007-2010 $398,000.
Stocks NP, Wittert G, Allan J. Primary Prevention of Ischemic Heart Disease (IHD) in first degree relatives of patients with premature heart disease. RAH Research Fund 2007 $18,127.
Sved Williams A, Stocks NP, Howell C, Wade V, Burke. Primary care mental health consultation-liaison between GP and psychiatrist: consumer and carer evaluation 2007 $64,000.
Frank O, Ried K, Stocks NP. Literature review and cost assessment of dietary supplements which are effective in reducing blood pressure. Vicki Kotsirilos Integrative Medicine Grant. RACGP Research Awards 2006 $5,000.
Frank O, Ried K, Stocks NP. The acceptability and effectiveness of cocoa or tomato extract in reducing blood pressure in people with pre-hypertension: A pilot study. RACGP Cardiovascular Research Grant 2006 $25,000.
Laurence C, Stocks NP. What do new GP graduates and IMG’s deem important in their selection of a rural practice in South Australian? A stocktake of views from recently recruited or soon to be recruited rural GPs. Rural Doctors Workforce Agency, South Australia, 2006 $30,000.
Laurence C, Turnbull D, Stocks NP. Unsuccessful applicants to Medical School. Rural Doctors Workforce Agency, South Australia, 2006 $30,000.
Stocks NP. The Australian Sentinel Practice Research Network (ASPREN). Department of Health and Ageing, Surveillance Section Bio-security and Disease Control Branch 2006 $200,000.
Stocks NP. Primary Health Care Research Evaluation and Development (PHCRED) Strategy. Department of Health and Ageing, Canberra 2006-2009 $1,040,000.
Crockett A, Moss J, Pegram R, Stocks NP. A Systematic Review of Models for the Organisation and Financing of Primary Health Care for Mild and Moderate Chronic Lung Disease. Australian Primary Health Care Research Institute, Research in Priority Areas Stream 4 2005-2006 $150,398.
Stocks NP, Beilby J, Murphy A, Doust J, Tideman P. Provision of secondary cardiac preventive care in Australian general practice. NHMRC General Practice Clinical Research Grants 2006-2008 $499,937.
Beilby J, Crockett A, Mudge P, Stocks NP, Ryan P, Adams R, Staugus R. Spirometry and asthma management in children and adults in general practice. NHMRC General Practice Clinical Research Grants 2005-2007 $545,637.
Stocks NP, James A, Ryan P. Improving primary and secondary prevention of Ischemic Heart Disease (IHD) in general practice. Royal Australian College of General Practitioners Cardiovascular Research Grants 2004 $24,841.
Stocks NP, Broadbent J, Beilby J. Researcher Development Program. Department of Health and Ageing 2004 $78,594.
Waters R, Farmer L, Stocks NP, Broadbent J, Taylor J Gentle I, Dollard J. Indigenous Research Training Grant. Department of Human Services 2004 $20,000.
Stocks NP, Turnidge J, Crockett A, Veale A. Acute bronchitis in general practice: what factors predict a poor outcome and can antibiotics help? NHMRC 2004-2006 $388,875.
MacLennan AH, Stocks NP, Henderson VW, Mathias J, Taylor AW. Population based observational study of Hormone Therapy and cognition in women aged 60+. Australian Menopause Society Research Grants 2004 $29,000.
Fuller J, Stocks NP, Farmer L, Wade T. Pathways to care for depression in rural and metropolitan South Australia Australian Rotary Health Research Fund 2004 $20,000.
Stocks NP, James A, Ryan P. Cardiovascular risk and the use of statins in Australian General Practice: a pilot study. Royal Australian College of General Practitioners Cardiovascular Research Grants 2002 $21,867.
Stocks NP, Sparrow J, Davey-Smith G. Prospective study of risk factors for cataract. National Eye Research Centre. April 1999-April 2000 £12,310.
Stocks NP, Gunnell D. What factors influence response rates to general practitioner postal questionnaires? (SW R+D) February 1999-February 2000 £16,611.
Davey-Smith G, Stocks NP, Sparrow J. Prospective study of potentially reversible risk factors for macular degeneration. Research into Ageing. March 1996 – Sept. 1999 £74,574.
Gunnell D, Sharp D, Evans M, Peters T, Stocks NP. A randomised trial of a GP based intervention to reduce repeat deliberate self harm (parasuicide). S&W Research and Development funding. Oct 1996- June 2000 £159,632 (Budget holding).
Other grant/ tenders
2004-2006 "Accessing the Evidence - Panel of Preferred Providers for Literature Reviews". Clinical Innovation Agency, Victorian Department of Human Services (Tender T2799). Consultancy team: Prof. J Hiller, Ms T Merlin, Dr N Stocks, Dr R Walker, Ms J Parsons, Dr El Elliot.
|1996||Stocks NP, Sharp D, Jewel D. Computer aided learning (CAL) in the teaching of general practice and public health to undergraduate medical students.|
Supervision (principal in bold)
|2015 - 2020||Monique Chilver: Influenza surveillance in Australia.|
|2012 - 2016||Manasi Gaikwad: Non specific musculoskeletal pain and Vit D.|
|2011 - 2013||Si SI: The 45-49 health assessment program in Australian general practice: determinants of attendance and predictors of subsequent medical care utilization and associated cost (Awarded 2014).|
|2010 - 2014||David Johnson: Perceptions of Older Persons living with memory loss over time.|
|2010 - 2016||Dr Lawrie MacArthur: Developing Self-Efficacy – building confidence in clinical GP supervisor/trainer’s teaching in a General Practice setting (Awarded 2016).|
|2009 - 2016||Habibur Seraji: Evaluation of a community based intervention on integrated management of childhood illnesses in Bangladesh.|
|2009 - 2011||Dr Elaine Leung: COMBAT Stroke: COMmunity-Based rapid Access Transient Ischaemic Attack (TIA) management (Awarded 2015).|
|2006 - 2009||Mr Liviu Opera: Home Blood Pressure Measurement: an ethical appraisal of the impact of this technology on physician-patient relationships (Awarded 2012).|
|2006 - 2012||Ms Fiona May: An examination of nicotine replacement therapy as a secondary prevention strategy in the acute cardiac care setting: A multi-method approach (Awarded 2014).|
|2005 - 2013||Ms Jodie Avery: Mental Health and its Influence of Help Seeking Behaviour for Incontinence (Awarded 2014).|
|2005 - 2008||Dr Joseph Smith (NHMRC Public Health Fellowship): Global Warming and Climate Change. The Public Health, Ecological Health and Legal Consequences. (Awarded 2009)|
Masters of clinical science
|2005 - 2009||Dr Chotaliya Hiren Pravinbhai: “Exploring retention and relocation of mature age general practitioners in rural areas of South Australia.”|
Masters in Family Practice (Monash University)
|2004 - 2005||Dr James Allan: "Measuring patient satisfaction with general practice using data from the Patient Participation Program ". (Awarded 2006)|
|2014||Blesson Varahgi: The epidemiology of respiratory viruses causing Influenza-like illness in Australian working age adults (20 -54 years) from 2010-2013 (Awarded 1st class Honours).|
|2011||Keren Stuart: An RCT piloting a structured comprehensive lifestyle program (CLIP) delivered via telephone on weight loss and lipid profile in general practice patients: A six month follow up (Awarded 2nd class honours).|
|2007||Kerri Pickering: Diabetes mellitus type 2, hypertension and asthma: management of exacerbations and guideline use in Australian general practice. (Awarded 1st class honours).|
As a clinical lecturer
|2014||5Th year General Practice and Geriatrics clinical placement and seminars.|
|2006||Chronic disease in General Practice. Medical Scientific Attachment (MSA) a 3 week clinical attachment in 4th or 5th year.|
|2000||Coordinator of the 6Th year clinical attachment in general practice, University of Adelaide, SA. A 4 week clinical attachment in general practice.|
|1995 - 1999||1st and 4th year medical undergraduates, University of Bristol, U.K.|
|1996 - 1999||SSMs: Supervision of students in their 2nd year for special study modules.|
|1989 - 1990||Teaching undergraduate medical students in their 2nd, 3rd and 6th years at Flinders Medical Centre: Epidemiology (2nd year), Clinical skills (3rd year), General practice (6th year).|
Course development and coordination
|2003 - 2006||
Convener Year 1 Committee, University of Adelaide.
Curriculum Committee, University of Adelaide.
Year 4/5 Committee, University of Adelaide.
Co-convener Year 4/5 Medical and Scientific Attachments Committee, University of Adelaide.
|2001 - 2006||Philosophy of General Practice module: National Consortium for Education in Primary Medical Care (NCEPMC).|
|1995 - 1998||First year - general practice attachment and workbook, University of Bristol.|
|1996 - 1998||Fourth year - planning and implementation of the new integrated course for general practice, paediatrics, public health and epidemiology, University of Bristol.|
|1996||Fourth year - reorganisation of 4th year seminar program and introduction of clinical problem solving and evidence based medicine teaching, University of Bristol|
Educational training (postgraduate)
|2002||Teaching and Learning Evidence-Based Practice. 2nd Annual Workshop, School of Population Health, University of Queensland.|
|2001||Training advisor workshop. National Consortium for Education in Primary Health Care (NCEPMC).|
|1998||CALnet (used for the creation of educational web pages).|
|1997||CALscribe for Toolbook (used for developing educational material suitable for use on computers)|
|1995 - 1996||
Teaching and learning program, University Bristol 6 modules
Teaching and learning parts 1+2
Assessment and Course design
Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)
Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name 2019 Co-Supervisor Improving Preventive Management of Cardiovascular Disease and their Risk Factors: Evidence from Australia and China Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Mingyue Zheng 2018 Co-Supervisor Cognitive Psychology and Epistemological Crisis Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Dr Joseph Smith 2018 Co-Supervisor Improving Medication Adherence for Adults with Hypertension using Behavioural Economic Insights Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Jackie Roseleur 2015 Principal Supervisor Improving Influenza Surveillance in a National Sentinel Surveillance System Setting in Australia Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Miss Monique Chilver
Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)
Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name 2014 - 2017 Principal Supervisor Vitamin D Deficiency and its Role in Chronic Nonspecific Musculoskeletal Pain Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Dr Manasi Murthy Mittinty 2010 - 2014 Principal Supervisor Evaluations of the 45-49 year old health check program in Australian general practice Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Si Si 2010 - 2016 Principal Supervisor Developing Clinical Teacher's Self-efficacy in Australian General Practice Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time APrf Lawrie McArthur 2009 - 2015 Co-Supervisor Transient Ischaemic Attack: A Primary Care Perspective of Stroke Prevention Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Dr Elaine Leung 2006 - 2014 Principal Supervisor An Examination of the Smoking Cessation Management, and Use of NRT in Patients Recovering from a Recent Symptomatic Episode of Coronary Heart Disease - A Multi-Method Approach Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Mrs Fiona McDonald 2006 - 2012 Co-Supervisor Health Technologies for Self Management an Ethical Appraisal of the Impact of Self-Management Technologies on Doctor Patient Relationships Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Mr Liviu Oprea 2005 - 2009 Co-Supervisor Global Warming and Climate Change: The Legal, Public and Ecological Health Consequences Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Dr Joseph Smith 2005 - 2014 Principal Supervisor Depression and its Association with the Psychosocial Factors of Urinary Incontinence Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Dr Jodie Avery
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