Dr Kerry Uebel

Dr Kerry Uebel

Senior Lecturer

BSc Med University of Sydney 1978; MBBS University of Sydney 1981; Dip Child Health College of Medicine South Africa 1988; Dip Ophthalmology College of Medicine South Africa 1994; MFamMed University of Free State 2003; PhD University of Free State 2013; Dip HIV Management College of Medicine South Africa 2016; FULT UNSW 2018

Medicine & Health
Discipline of General Practice

I am a Primary care Physician with many years’ clinical experience in primary care particularly HIV and TB care in South Africa. I am currently based within the Discipline of General Practice teaching undergraduate medical students at UNSW. I am passionate about instilling an interest in holistic primary care in areas of need.

I convene and teach a course called Society and Health in Year 3 but also teach in Primary Care in Year 5/6, Clinical Transition Course in Year 4 and Society and Health in Year 2. I am also the co convenor for Phase 2 of the undergraduate medical degree at UNSW.

I am involved in research in Medical education and in primary care and have supervised several HDR students. I am currently leading a suite of research projects assessing the long-term educational outcomes of the Year 4 Medical students independent research projects. I am interested in streamlining student assessments and have led all the Year 3 course convenors in the development and evaluation of new performance-based marking rubrics for all student assignments in Year 3. I am involved in primary research projects looking at implementation models for shared care for cancer survivors. I have also supervised research projects with one PhD student, one Masters student and two Honours students as well as two GP registrars looking at a variety of topics ranging from CPD in developing countries to physical activity interventions for cancer survivors.

+61 2 93851927
Room 314B Samuels Building
  • Journal articles | 2024
    Dinh HH; Uebel K; Iqbal MP; Grant A; Shulruf B; Nathan S; Vo K; Smith G; Carland JE, 2024, '“Excited When They See Their Name in Print”: Research Outputs from an Australian Medical Program', Medical Science Educator, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s40670-024-02029-5
    Journal articles | 2024
    Uebel K; Carland JE; Iqbal MP; Smith G; Nathan S, 2024, 'Learning to Learn Independently: Guiding Students to Develop Self-Directed Learning Skills During Medical Student Independent Research Projects—Findings from an Australian University', Medical Science Educator, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s40670-024-02054-4
    Journal articles | 2023
    Huang PH; Velan G; Smith G; Fentoullis M; Kennedy SE; Gibson KJ; Uebel K; Shulruf B, 2023, 'What impacts students’ satisfaction the most from Medicine Student Experience Questionnaire in Australia: a validity study', Journal of Educational Evaluation for Health Professions, 20, pp. 2, http://dx.doi.org/10.3352/jeehp.2023.20.2
    Journal articles | 2023
    Yong FR; Naicker S; Uebel K; Agaliotis M; Chan C; Nguyen JDT; Pathirana T; Hawkey A; Vuong K, 2023, '"We're trained to trust our patients": a qualitative study on the general practitioners' trust in patients for colorectal cancer shared care.', Fam Pract, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/fampra/cmad095
    Journal articles | 2021
    Rose A; Uebel K; Duncombe Rae WI, 2021, 'Personal dosimeter utilisation among South African interventionalists', Journal of Radiological Protection, 41, pp. 326 - 336, http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/1361-6498/abf950
    Journal articles | 2021
    Uebel K; Iqbal MP; Carland J; Smith G; Islam MS; Shulruf B; Nathan S, 2021, 'Factors Determining Medical Students’ Experience in an Independent Research Year During the Medical Program', Medical Science Educator, 31, pp. 1471 - 1478, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s40670-021-01340-9
    Journal articles | 2020
    Uebel K; Iqbal MP; Hall J, 2020, 'A retrospective review of primary care research projects completed by medical students at University of New South Wales Medicine', Australian Journal of General Practice, 49, pp. 848 - 852, http://dx.doi.org/10.31128/AJGP-03-20-5282
    Journal articles | 2020
    Uebel K; Pervaz Iqbal M; Adelstein BA, 2020, 'A pragmatic approach to promoting research skills in all medical students', Medical Education, 54, pp. 445 - 446, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/medu.14097
    Journal articles | 2020
    Vuong K; Uebel K; Agaliotis M; Jun S; Taggart J; Suchy S; Liauw W; Chin M; Webber K; Harris M, 2020, 'Assessing suitability for long-term colorectal cancer shared care: a scenario-based qualitative study', BMC Family Practice, 21, pp. 240, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12875-020-01311-w
    Journal articles | 2018
    Rau A; Wouters E; Engelbrecht M; Masquillier C; Uebel K; Kigozi G; Sommerland N; Janse van Rensburg A, 2018, 'Towards a health-enabling working environment - developing and testing interventions to decrease HIV and TB stigma among healthcare workers in the Free State, South Africa: Study protocol for a randomised controlled trial', Trials, 19, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13063-018-2713-5
    Journal articles | 2018
    Rawat A; Uebel K; Moore D; Cingl L; Yassi A, 2018, 'Patient Responses on Quality of Care and Satisfaction with Staff After Integrated HIV Care in South African Primary Health Care Clinics', Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care, 29, pp. 698 - 711, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jana.2018.04.014
    Journal articles | 2018
    Rawat A; Uebel K; Moore D; Yassi A, 2018, 'Integrated HIV-Care into Primary Health Care Clinics and the Influence on Diabetes and Hypertension Care: An Interrupted Time Series Analysis in Free State, South Africa over 4 Years', Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes, 77, pp. 476 - 483, http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/QAI.0000000000001633
    Journal articles | 2018
    Rose A; Uebel KE; Rae WI, 2018, 'Interventionalists' perceptions on a culture of radiation protection', South African Journal of Radiology, 22, http://dx.doi.org/10.4102/sajr.v22i1.1285
    Journal articles | 2017
    Sommerland N; Wouters E; Masquillier C; Engelbrecht M; Kigozi G; Uebel K; Van Rensburg AJ; Rau A, 2017, 'Stigma as a barrier to the use of occupational health units for tuberculosis services in South Africa', International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease, 21, pp. S75 - S80, http://dx.doi.org/10.5588/ijtld.17.0030
    Journal articles | 2016
    Wouters E; Rau A; Engelbrecht M; Uebel K; Siegel J; Masquillier C; Kigozi G; Sommerland N; Yassi A, 2016, 'The Development and Piloting of Parallel Scales Measuring External and Internal HIV and Tuberculosis Stigma among Healthcare Workers in the Free State Province, South Africa', Clinical Infectious Diseases, 62, pp. S244 - S254, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/cid/civ1185
    Journal articles | 2015
    Siegel J; Yassi A; Rau A; Buxton JA; Wouters E; Engelbrecht MC; Uebel KE; Nophale LE, 2015, 'Workplace interventions to reduce HIV and TB stigma among health care workers – Where do we go from here?', Global Public Health, 10, pp. 995 - 1007, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17441692.2015.1021365
    Journal articles | 2014
    Yassi A; O'Hara LM; Engelbrecht MC; Uebel K; Nophale LE; Bryce EA; Buxton JA; Siegel J; Spiegel JM, 2014, 'Considerations for preparing a randomized population health intervention trial: Lessons from a South African-Canadian partnership to improve the health of health workers', Global Health Action, 7, http://dx.doi.org/10.3402/gha.v7.23594
    Journal articles | 2013
    Barton GR; Fairall L; Bachmann MO; Uebel K; Timmerman V; Lombard C; Zwarenstein M, 2013, 'Cost-effectiveness of nurse-led versus doctor-led antiretroviral treatment in South Africa: Pragmatic cluster randomised trial', Tropical Medicine and International Health, 18, pp. 769 - 777, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/tmi.12093
    Journal articles | 2013
    Uebel K; Guise A; Georgeu D; Colvin C; Lewin S, 2013, 'Integrating HIV care into nurse-led primary health care services in South Africa: A synthesis of three linked qualitative studies', BMC Health Services Research, 13, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1472-6963-13-171
    Journal articles | 2013
    Uebel KE; Joubert G; Wouters E; Mollentze WF; van Rensburg DHCJ, 2013, 'Integrating HIV Care into Primary Care Services: Quantifying Progress of an Intervention in South Africa', PLoS ONE, 8, http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0054266
    Journal articles | 2013
    Uebel KE; Lombard C; Joubert G; Fairall LR; Bachmann MO; Mollentze WF; Van Rensburg D; Wouters E, 2013, 'Integration of HIV care into primary care in South Africa: Effect on survival of patients needing antiretroviral treatment', Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes, 63, pp. e94 - e100, http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/QAI.0b013e318291cd08
    Journal articles | 2012
    Fairall L; Bachmann MO; Lombard C; Timmerman V; Uebel K; Zwarenstein M; Boulle A; Georgeu D; Colvin CJ; Lewin S; Faris G; Cornick R; Draper B; Tshabalala M; Kotze E; Van Vuuren C; Steyn D; Chapman R; Bateman E, 2012, 'Task shifting of antiretroviral treatment from doctors to primary-care nurses in South Africa (STRETCH): A pragmatic, parallel, cluster-randomised trial', The Lancet, 380, pp. 889 - 898, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(12)60730-2
    Journal articles | 2012
    Georgeu D; Colvin CJ; Lewin S; Fairall L; Bachmann MO; Uebel K; Zwarenstein M; Draper B; Bateman ED, 2012, 'Implementing nurse-initiated and managed antiretroviral treatment (NIMART) in South Africa: a qualitative process evaluation of the STRETCH trial', Implementation Science, 7, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1748-5908-7-66
    Journal articles | 2011
    Uebel KE; Fairall LR; van Rensburg DHCJ; Mollentze WF; Bachmann MO; Lewin S; Zwarenstein M; Colvin CJ; Georgeu D; Mayers P; Faris GM; Lombard C; Bateman ED, 2011, 'Task shifting and integration of HIV care into primary care in South Africa: The development and content of the streamlining tasks and roles to expand treatment and care for HIV (STRETCH) intervention', Implementation Science, 6, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1748-5908-6-86
    Journal articles | 2010
    Colvin CJ; Fairall L; Lewin S; Georgeu D; Zwarenstein M; Bachmann M; Uebel KE; Bateman ED, 2010, 'Expanding access to art in south africa: The role of nurse- initiated treatment', South African Medical Journal, 100, pp. 210 - 212, https://www.scopus.com/inward/record.uri?eid=2-s2.0-77950395504&partnerID=40&md5=126a33ea501f6e733a2ba8731dadf6b8
    Journal articles | 2010
    Ingle SM; May M; Uebel K; Timmerman V; Kotze E; Bachmann M; Sterne JAC; Egger M; Fairall L, 2010, 'Differences in access and patient outcomes across antiretroviral treatment clinics in the Free State Province: A prospective cohort study', South African Medical Journal, 100, pp. 675 - 681, https://www.scopus.com/inward/record.uri?eid=2-s2.0-77958108353&partnerID=40&md5=38e00c022b92353fe84a51422de631c7
    Journal articles | 2010
    Ingle SM; May M; Uebel K; Timmerman V; Kotze E; Bachmann M; Sterne JAC; Egger M; Fairall L, 2010, 'Outcomes in patients waiting for antiretroviral treatment in the Free State Province, South Africa: Prospective linkage study', AIDS, 24, pp. 2717 - 2725, http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/QAD.0b013e32833fb71f
    Journal articles | 2010
    Uebel KE; Timmerman V; Ingle SM; van Rensburg DHCJ; Mollentze WF, 2010, 'Towards universal ARV access: Achievements and challenges in Free State province, South Africa', South African Medical Journal, 100, pp. 589 - 593, https://www.scopus.com/inward/record.uri?eid=2-s2.0-77957655917&partnerID=40&md5=8f59b10974c5c377cd42251ad268d9bd
    Journal articles | 2008
    Fairall LR; Bachmann MO; Zwarenstein MF; Lombard CJ; Uebel K; van Vuuren C; Steyn D; Boulle A; Bateman ED, 2008, 'Streamlining tasks and roles to expand treatment and care for HIV: Randomised controlled trial protocol', Trials, 9, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1745-6215-9-21
    Journal articles | 2007
    Uebel KE; Nash J; Avalos A, 2007, 'Caring for the caregivers: Models of HIV/AIDS care and treatment provision for health care workers in southern Africa', Journal of Infectious Diseases, 196, pp. S500 - S504, http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/521113
    Journal articles | 2006
    Geddes R; Knight S; Moosa MYS; Reddi A; Uebel K; Sunpath H, 2006, 'A high incidence of nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor (NRTI)-induced lactic acidosis in HIV-infected patients in a South African context', South African Medical Journal, 96, pp. 722 - 724, https://www.scopus.com/inward/record.uri?eid=2-s2.0-33748369438&partnerID=40&md5=976eec2629e1417fed76760c6575a600
    Journal articles | 2004
    Uebel K; Friedland G; Pawinski R; Holst H, 2004, 'HAART for hospital health care workers - An innovative programme', South African Medical Journal, 94, pp. 423 - 427, https://www.scopus.com/inward/record.uri?eid=2-s2.0-3042815347&partnerID=40&md5=27bb5177dc4d785e289b1223de426c35
    Journal articles | 2000
    Willumsen JF; Filteau SM; Coutsoudis A; Uebel KE; Newell ML; Tomkins AM, 2000, 'Subclinical mastitis as a risk factor for mother-infant HIV transmission', Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology, 478, pp. 211 - 223, https://www.scopus.com/inward/record.uri?eid=2-s2.0-0034470448&partnerID=40&md5=4b8e010b358331dfa204d38e80febef3
  • Conference Papers | 2019
    Pervaz Iqbal M; Uebel K; Islam MS; Jabbour V; Chughtai A; Hall J, 2019, 'Explore the knowledge, attitude and practices of medical students regarding infection prevention and control in clinical settings', presented at Australian and New Zealand Association of Health Professionals Education, 01 July 2019 - 04 July 2020
    Conference Presentations | 2018
    Lewis J; Vuong K; Webber K; Taggart J; Jun S; Uebel K; Agaliotis M; Liauw W; Harris M, 2018, 'Implementation of a decision support triage tool in specialist-general practitioner shared care', presented at Sydney Cancer Conference, International Convention Centre Sydney, 11 October 2018 - 12 October 2018, https://scc2018.com.au/conference-program/

$5,200 SPH Grant Building scheme 2021

2019 Alan Hodgkinson prize for outstanding contribution to teaching. School of Public Health and Community Medicine

2021 Heroes award. For contributions to Faculty of Medicine and Health response to major disruptions to student learning from COVID-19 shutdowns and border closures

I am passionate about research in a couple of areas in medical education including educational outputs of medical student independent research programmes,  and improving feedback in student assessments. I am also involved in a number of projects looking at the implementation of shared care for cancer survivors including the development of mutual trust and interventions to improve physical activity for cancer survivors

Member RACGP

Co-Chair Phase 2 committee

Member Advanced study and research, CLAC, FH25, CAC, Phase ARG and CDC Committees Faculty of Medicine and Health UNSW

Member Student feedback and Digital assessment CoP UNSW

My Teaching

I am passionate to teach undergraduate medical students about the importance of providing holistic patient care in areas of need. I have overarching academic responsibilities  as Co convenor of Phase 2 (Year 3 and 4) of the undergraduate medical programme and convenor of a course in Year 3 Society and Health. I also teach in Primary Care Year 5/6, Clinical transition course (Year 4) and in Society and Health in Year 2. I have led an update of all teaching material in my course and all marking rubrics for assignments in all courses in Year 3 to align with Faculty policy of streamlining assessments.