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Professor Danielle Mazza AM FAHMS, MD, MBBS, FRACGP, DRANZCOG, Grad Dip Women’s Health, GAICD, CF is an internationally distinguished general practice clinician researcher and Head of the Department of General Practice at Monash University. Her research and leadership have been highly influential in reducing inequities in access and improving the quality of clinical care delivered in general practice in women’s sexual and reproductive health, preventive care, the early detection of cancer and antimicrobial stewardship. 


A strong proponent of evidence-based care, she has led and contributed to the development and implementation of key general practice guidelines used nationwide and provides expert advice to professional, government and policy groups nationally and around the world. She leads the NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence in Women's Sexual and Reproductive Health  in Primary Care (SPHERE) and Chairs the Royal Australian College of General Practice’s Red Book Preventive Care Guideline Development Group (the RACGP’s key guideline used by > 40,000 GPs) . 


Professor Mazza is a ministerial appointment to the National Women’s Health Advisory Council (co-chairing the Access, Care and Outcomes Subcommittee) and the Victorian Women’s Health Advisory Council (chairing the Access to LARC and Termination Subcommittee). She is also a member of the Therapeutic Goods Administration Women’s Health Products Working Group and the National Endometriosis Advisory Group.


Over the course of her career she has acquired more than  $48 million in competitive funding ($36 million of which has been Category One funding, >$25 million as CIA), including: 4 NHMRC Centres of Research Excellence (two of which she has led), 4 NHMRC project grants, 4 MRFF grants, 4 NHMRC partnership project grants and 1 Dementia Research Team Grant. She has published 258 peer-reviewed publications (73 as first-author), 128 of which were published in the last 5 years (H index: 29 Scival; 38 google scholar, Citations: 3094 Scopus and 6035 Google Scholar) and ranks in the top 0.7% of researchers worldwide in the field of contraception (Expertscape). 


Professor Mazza was awarded a Member of The Order of Australia (AM) in 2023 for her significant service to medicine and medical research, particularly women’s health. In the same year she was awarded a Fellowship by the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences in recognition of her important contributions to health and medical research. 

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

External positions

Conjoint Professor, University of Newcastle

2016 → …

General Practitioner , BMC Holdings (trading as Brighton Medical Clinic)

2004 → …

Research area keywords

  • Primary Health Care
  • General Practice
  • Knowledge Translation
  • Chronic Disease Prevention and Management
  • Abortion and Reproductive Health Rights
  • Contraception
  • Women's Health
  • Cancer
  • Mental Health

Collaborations and top research areas from the last five years

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