Dr Johanna Lynch
PhD MBBS FRAGP FASPM Grad Cert (Grief and Loss)
Dr Johanna Lynch has worked as a GP in suburban Brisbane (with short periods in Rural Queensland and London) for 20 years. She completed her PhD in whole person trauma-informed approaches to distress in 2019, and is interested in the intersection of chronic perceived threat on physical health. She set up the transdisciplinary clinic Integrate Place to care for adult survivors of trauma and neglect (2009–2013).
Johanna teaches GPs and GP registrars nationally in mental health and runs Case Consultations through the ASPM and the RACGP. She has been a trainer with ASPM since 2015 - co-presenting their highly acclaimed Level TwoFocussed Psychological Strategies Training across Queensland.She is a Senior Lecturer at UQ where she teaches medical students on whole person care and facing their own vulnerability, and has facilitated a multidisciplinary case consultation peer review group for ten years through the Mental Health Professionals Network.
Johanna is on the Advisory Panel for BlueKnot Foundation, is a Clinical Advisor to her local PHN on Domestic Violence and works as a GP psychotherapist at Zest Infusion, Brisbane.
Member of the Education Sub-Committee
What do you do to relax?
Read, Walk the dogs, paint and quilt (almost forgot how to do that during my PhD though!)
What is your favourite book that you are reading at the moment?
Americana by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Why have you decided to join the ASPM Committee?
Because I believe that GPs who do complex psychosocial care alongside biomedicine are not represented in many of the current GP or mental health organisations, because ASPM provided a place for me to meet like-minded GPs and I want others to experience that support, and because I believe generalist approaches to the whole person are the most scientifically coherent approach to wellbeing!
Do you have any particular interests in the Education, Collegiate Connection, or Political Advocacy agendas of the ASPM?
I have a interest in each of these - but have more skills in Education than the other areas - I hope that as a team we can all contribute in each of these important aspects of ASPM’s vision