Dr Lauren Cone

Dr Lauren Cone

Clinical Dean

University of Newcastle Department of Rural Health (Medicine)

Career Summary


Dr Lauren Cone is the Clinical Dean at the University of Newcastle Department of Rural Health (UONDRH) in Tamworth.  Lauren graduated from UNSW with a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor Surgery in 2007.  Lauren is also a registered General Practitioner with the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) and sits on the board of the NSW Rural Doctors Network.

As a GP, Lauren has been providing GP services to her local community for over 10 years.  She has a strong interest in recruitment, retention and support of rural doctors.  Her clinical interests include medical education, interprofessional education, mental health, family medicine and palliative care.


  • Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery, University of New South Wales
  • Bachelor of Science (Medicine), University of New South Wales


  • General practice
  • Interprofessional Education
  • medical education
  • mental health


  • English (Mother)

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
111717 Primary Health Care 100

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

Title Organisation / Department
Clinical Dean University of Newcastle
University of Newcastle Department of Rural Health


Dates Title Organisation / Department
11/9/2012 -  General Practitioner Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP)



Year Award
2019 DVC(A) Educator Innovation and Impact Award
The University of Newcastle


For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.

Conference (4 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2019 Wolfgang R, Wakely K, Little A, Croker A, Cone L, 'Do as I say AND as I do: educators role-modelling interprofessional rapport', Sydney, NSW (2019)
Co-authors Rebecca Wolfgang, Katrina Wakely, Anne Croker, Alexandra Little
2018 May JA, Stokes-Parish J, Cone L, Grotowski M, 'Guiding eprofessionalism-developing social media workshops for health students', Basel, SWITZERLAND (2018)
Co-authors Miriam Grotowski, Jessica Stokes, Jennifer May
2018 Grotowski M, May J, Cone L, 'Vertical training-leveraging the gain, train and retain theory. ', Basel, SWITZERLAND (2018)
Co-authors Jennifer May, Miriam Grotowski
2018 Cone LA, Munro SL, Croker AL, Wakely LT, 'Do you identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander? Grappling with supporting Aboriginal students during clinical placements in rural areas', Hobart, TAS (2018)
Co-authors Anne Croker, Luke Wakely
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Report (1 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2019 Croker A, Wakely K, Brown L, Cone L, Cooper E, De Silva L, et al., 'Out of sight, out of mind?: Pedagogical and equity implications of videoconferencing for healthcare students education in rural areas' (2019)
Co-authors Alexandra Little, Luke Wakely, Fiona Little, Katrina Wakely, Emma Cooper, Lani Desilva, Sonja Littlejohns, Anne Croker, Leanne Brown, Karin Fisher, Miriam Grotowski

Grants and Funding


Number of grants 1
Total funding $3,406

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20191 grants / $3,406

Escaping the lecture theatre: a team effort$3,406

Funding body: the Educator Network (tEN)

Funding body the Educator Network (tEN)
Project Team

Mrs Jane Ferns, Mrs Natasha Hawkins, Mrs Kerrie Wisely, Ms Jenny Norris, Mrs Alexandra Little, Ms Lani De Silva, Ms Lauren Cone

Scheme Teaching and Innovation Investment Scheme (TI2)
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2019
Funding Finish 2019
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE

Dr Lauren Cone


Clinical Dean
University of Newcastle Department of Rural Health
Faculty of Health and Medicine

Focus area


Contact Details

Email lauren.cone@newcastle.edu.au
Phone (02) 67553503
Fax 02 6761 2355


Building Tamworth Education Centre
Location Tamworth