Dr Sara Javanparast (Senior Research Fellow – Qualitative), Flinders University

Dr Sara Javanparast is a Senior Research Fellow in the Discipline of General Practice, Flinders University. Sara has a medical background and had worked in the Iranian Ministry of Health and primary health care system for 8 years when she practiced as a general practitioner and was involved in the national planning and implementation of primary health care policies. She moved to Australia in 2002 and completed a Graduate Diploma in Human Nutrition and PhD in public health at Flinders University. Sara has 12 years of experience in public health and health services research with special interest in equity of access and quality of primary health care for vulnerable population groups. She has expertise in program evaluation and qualitative research methods and was involved in a number of national health services research projects that required strong engagement with communities and collaboration with primary health care stakeholders and organisations.