GP, Senior Lecturer, Monash University BMed, PhD, FRACGP, MPH, MForensMed, FHEA @ Monash University
Dr Liz Sturgiss is a clinical general practitioner and primary care researcher. Liz is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of General Practice, Monash University, and Visiting Fellow at The Australian National University. As an early career clinician researcher, Liz has experience in implementation research in primary care with expertise in the complex area of obesity management.
Liz leads an emerging research program on obesity management in primary care that focuses on the translation of guidelines into real-world practice and the implementation of innovative interventions. Her research is based on theoretical principles from behaviour change and implementation science. As a clinical researcher, she has extensive networks with clinical primary care colleagues and in her representative roles with primary care organisations.
Synopsis Obesity is commonly managed in general practice, especially in patients living with type 2 diabetes. This presentation will focus on the biological basis of obesity, how to talk to patients about weight, and actions that all health providers can take to support patients living with obesity. Health outcomes can be improved through better nutrition and more active living regardless of weight loss. We will also unpack how our communities and environments contribute to the type of lives our patients live.