Dr Ginny Sargent

BSc (Hons), PhD
Lead, Population Health Exchange (PHXchange)
ANU College of Health and Medicine
T: 612 55546

Areas of expertise

  • Public Health And Health Services 1117
  • Health Promotion 111712
  • Health And Community Services 111708
  • Primary Health Care 111717
  • Community Child Health 111704
  • Applied Sociology, Program Evaluation And Social Impact Assessment 160801
  • Health Policy 160508
  • Social Policy 160512
  • Humanities And Social Sciences Curriculum And Pedagogy (Excl. Economics, Business And Management) 130205

Research interests

The broad aims of Dr Sargent's research are to enhance the understanding of the socio-cultural context of preventable chronic diseases using mixed methods. She is using this knowledge to build theory, design preventive interventions and examine the feasibility and effectiveness of implementing preventive health care in a variety of settings. Ginny is particularly interested in the social determinants of health and their impact on health-related behaviours.


Dr Ginny Sargent is an academic at the Australian National University. She was granted the “Researcher of the year” award from the UNSW Faculty of Medicine, for her PhD research on the role of primary health care in preventing chronic diseases associated with obesity.

Ginny has experience in both qualitative and quantitative research methods including: developing and conducting large surveys; conducting interviews with a variety of participants and stakeholders; conducting focus groups; and disseminating research outcomes to consumers. Ginny has expertise in designing, implementing, and evaluating health promotion interventions, including prevention of obesity.

Ginny conducts research to inform health policy. In doing so she has worked with a broad range of stakeholders, including health service consumers, national and state governments, Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, Medicare Locals, and professional nursing bodies.



Projects and Grants

Grants information is drawn from ARIES. To add or update Projects or Grants information please contact your College Research Office.

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Updated:  02 April 2020 / Responsible Officer:  Director (Research Services Division) / Page Contact:  Researchers