Associate Professor Jennifer Thomson AM

Associate Professor Academic Unit of General Practice
Consultant GP Education (part-time)
Organisational unit member - Academic Unit of General Practice
Academic Unit General Practice, Building 4, Canberra Hosp
 02 6244 2222





  • General Practice


A/Prof Jenny Thomson has been a general practitioner for over 40 years with her clinical practice mostly in urban locations, but also some rural and remote as well as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health experience.

She has a long history in GP education and training with the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) as a State Director, then General Practice Education & Training (GPET) as Principal Medical Educator, CoastCityCountry GP Training as Deputy Chair and consultant medical educator, many years as a GP Supervisor and now as an Associate Professor at the ANU Medical School. She is currently an independent Ministerial appointed member of the GP Training Advisory Committee. She has been a GP Reviewer as part of the accreditation processes for GP Regional Training Providers both with GPET and Bi-College RTP Accreditation.

She has had a range of leadership roles in the profession including the Council of the NHMRC as expert in Medical Education and Standards, Chair of the Australian Divisions of General Practice, Founding Chair and Executive Director of the ACT Division of General Practice, acting Director of Health Services at the Federal Australian Medical Association and Principal Medical Adviser GP Workforce with the Federal Department of Health and Ageing. She has been an ACT representative on the RACGP NSW Faculty board over many years and more recently completed a period as RACGP Corlis Fellow for the ACT.


Research interests

GP Education and Training. Vertical integration of GP Education.


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