• 432 Citations
  • 13 h-Index
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Associate Professor Sanjyot Vagholkar is Deputy Director of Primary Care at MQ Health and is a general practitioner in the GP Clinic at MQ Health. She is currently convener of the Primary Care, Wellbeing and Cancer course in Year 2 of the Macquarie MD program.

A/Prof Vagholkar graduated from the University of New South Wales in 1989 and completed her internship and residency at Royal North Shore and Hornsby Hospitals. Following this she undertook post-graduate training in general practice, working in various practices in Sydney and rural NSW. During this training she completed an academic registrar term and this was the start of an academic career which has seen her work with the medical programs at USyd and UNSW prior to joining Macquarie University. She is experienced in clinical skills and general practice teaching and remains conjoint Associate Professor with UNSW.

A/Prof Vagholkar works in the field of primary care research with a focus on prevention and management of chronic disease, in particular cardiovascular and respiratory disease, and health systems research. Her PhD thesis explored the topic of cardiovascular absolute risk assessment and the impact of its use on prescribing of medications for hypertension and lipids. She has experience with both quantitative and qualitative research methods.

Throughout her academic career, A/Prof Vagholkar has been a practicing GP, working in northern and previously south-western Sydney for over twenty years. She supervises medical students and GP registrars in practice and is an examiner for the RACGP Fellowship exams. A/Prof Vagholkar enjoys working with the clinicians and academics at MQ Health to develop an integrated health care service that incorporates teaching and research.

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Projects 2016 2017

Research Outputs 1996 2019

  • 432 Citations
  • 13 h-Index
  • 35 Article
  • 2 Meeting abstract
  • 1 Letter
  • 1 Review article

Context-aware systems for chronic disease patients: scoping review

Yin, K., Laranjo, L., Tong, H. L., Lau, A. Y. S., Kocaballi, A. B., Martin, P., Vagholkar, S. & Coiera, E., 17 Jun 2019, In : Journal of Medical Internet Research. 21, 6, p. 1-8 8 p., e10896.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview articleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
Chronic Disease
Randomized Controlled Trials
Mobile Applications

Promoting faster pathways to surgery: a clinical audit of patients with refractory epilepsy

Mumford, V., Rapport, F., Shih, P., Mitchell, R., Bleasel, A., Nikpour, A., Herkes, G., MacRae, A., Bartley, M., Vagholkar, S. & Braithwaite, J., 19 Feb 2019, In : BMC neurology. 19, 1, p. 1-9 9 p., 29.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
Clinical Audit
Referral and Consultation
South Australia
New South Wales

Examining health service utilization, hospital treatment cost, and mortality of individuals with epilepsy and status epilepticus in New South Wales, Australia 2012–2016

Mitchell, R. J., Herkes, G., Nikpour, A., Bleasel, A., Shih, P., Vagholkar, S. & Rapport, F., 1 Feb 2018, In : Epilepsy and Behavior. 79, p. 9-16 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

South Australia
New South Wales
Status Epilepticus
Hospital Costs
Hospital Mortality

Leading up to saying "yes": a qualitative study on the experience of patients with refractory epilepsy regarding presurgical investigation for resective surgery

Shih, P., Nikpour, A., Bleasel, A., Herkes, G. K., Mitchell, R., Seah, R., Mumford, V., Braithwaite, J., Vagholkar, S. & Rapport, F., Jun 2018, In : Epilepsy and Behavior. 83, p. 36-43 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
Referral and Consultation
Delivery of Health Care
Patient Transfer
Continuity of Patient Care

Patient work from a context and time use perspective: a mixed-methods study protocol

Yin, K., Harms, T., Ho, K., Rapport, F., Vagholkar, S., Laranjo, L., Coiera, E., Gershuny, J. & Lau, A. Y. S., Dec 2018, In : BMJ Open. 8, 12, p. 1-8 8 p., e022163.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
Self Care
Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
Equipment and Supplies


Improving health and spending money wisely: evaluating medicines and vaccines for the Australian Government

Henry Cutler (Participant), Bonny Parkinson (Participant), Martin Hoyle (Participant), Mutsa Gumbie (Participant), Rachel Song (Participant), Andrew Partington (Participant), Varinder Jeet (Participant), Elizabeth Seil (Participant), Alicia Norman (Participant), Virginia Mumford (Participant), Sanjyot Vagholkar (Participant), Lisa Pont (Participant), Janaki Amin (Participant)

Impact: Quality of life impacts, Economic impacts, Public policy impacts