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Assoc Prof Ruth McNair

General Practitioner, VIC

Ruth is an Honorary Associate Professor at the Department of General Practice, University of Melbourne and a general practitioner in an inner-urban general practice. She has clinical and research interests in lesbian and bisexual women’s mental health, sexual health, same-sex parenting, health care access, health care provider cultural competence training, and cultural issues related to alcohol and smoking in the LGBT communities. She is the Co-Chairperson of the Victorian LGBTI Health and Human Services Working group and a member of the LGBTI Taskforce (2015-2018). She is Chairperson of the Gay and Lesbian Foundation of Australia, and is a founding member and previous Convener of the Australian Lesbian Medical Association.


The Mental Health Professionals’ Network (MHPN) respectfully acknowledges the Wurundjeri and the Boon Wurrung people of the Kulin nation, the Traditional Owners and Custodians of the land on which our office is situated. We also acknowledge Traditional Owners of Country throughout Australia and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.