Personal profile


Dr Riki Lane is a Research Fellow at the Department of General Practice since 2011, undertaking qualitative and ethnographic research studies into models of primary health care. Currently this involves a strategic collaboration with North West Melbourne Primary Health Network to build capacity in research and evaluation. Previous projects include studies investigating: GP Super Clinics and other forms of integrated care; advancing roles for nurses in general practice; e-Health; and National Evaluations of Medicare Locals and Primary Health Networks.

Riki is also a Project/Research Worker at the Monash Health Gender Clinic, with particular research interests in the field of trans and gender diverse health and is currently supervising higher degree students.

Riki is a researcher with expertise in qualitative and quantitative methods in the areas of sociology of health, science and gender, sex and sexuality. PhD research was completed at Latrobe University in 2011 into the social and political implications of the 'brain-sex' theory of transsexuality and transgender. This research utilised qualitative interview methods with clinicians, researchers and advocates.

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 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

External positions

Project/Research Worker, Monash Health

15 Nov 2015 → …

Research area keywords

  • Gender & Diversity
  • Primary Health Care
  • Sociology of Health and Medicine
  • Qualitative Research

Collaborations and top research areas from the last five years

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