Prof Dimity Pond

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BA Dip Ed, MBBS, FRACGP, PhD, Dip Soc Sci

DCRC role / affiliation

DCRC-ABC, Research Collaborator

Other roles / affiliations

Head of the Discipline of General Practice at the University of Newcastle


Professor Dimity Pond is head of the Discipline of General Practice at the University of Newcastle. She is a GP with a Fellowship of the RACGP, and has continued in clinical practice, including nursing home practice, throughout her academic career.

Dimity has a long track record of research on dementia in General Practice, including early studies on detailing interventions with GPs and collaborative work on trialling the GPCOG dementia screening instrument.

She is currently running an NHMRC funded multicentre trial of a dementia educational intervention in general practice, doing work on carer's access to services, and trialling a program linking GP practice nurses with health service specialist memory nurses.

Other areas of research interest have including primary care interventions for depression and post traumatic stress disorder in the elderly.

Professor Pond has contributed over 70 peer reviewed publications and a considerable amount of work around knowledge translation from research into general practice, including contributions to the GP Red Book of preventive activities, contributions to the Check training program for GPs, and regular teaching sessions at postgraduate and undergraduate level.