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Professor Gerard Gill is the Alfred Felton Chair in General Practice for Rural and Regional Victoria at Deakin University. Professor Gill graduated in medicine from the University of Tasmania in 1975. In 2002 he was awarded a National Health and Medical Research Council Medical Postgraduate Scholarship and completed his doctoral thesis in 2006.

Professor Gill has been active in a number of medical organisations including the Australian Medical Association Council of General Practice and of the Council of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners. Professor Gill is member of the Deakin University Human Research Ethics Committee Geelong Panel. He has been involved in medical postgraduate education in Geelong both within general practice and the wider medical community. Professor Gill regards himself as a true generalist, bag carrying GP. His research activities focus on the care of disadvantaged populations and the elderly, medical workforce planning, the development of young GP researchers and immunisation.