Mary MacKillop Institute for Health Research

Professor Nigel Stocks

Professor Nigel Stocks

Head of the Discipline of General Practice, University of Adelaide and Deputy Head, School of Population Health


Professor Nigel Stocks is Head of the Discipline of General Practice at the University of Adelaide and Deputy Head of the School of Population Health. His main research interests include cardiovascular, respiratory and mental health with an emphasis on clinical research and health services research. He also examines patient health literacy and risk perception that might explain the ‘treatment gap’.

Professor Stocks is currently Chair of the South Australia/Northern Territory Faculty of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) and past Chair of their National Council. He is also a member of their National Awards Committee and the RACGP Foundation. Since 2002, he has been awarded over $4.5 million in NHMRC project grants and other funding as a chief or co-investigator.