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Research areas:
  • Depression and mental health
  • Health system reform
  • Multimorbidity
  • Primary care and general practice
Institute/Affiliation:
The University of Melbourne

Professor Jane Gunn

MBBS, PhD

Professor Jane Gunn is Professor and Chair of Primary Care Research. Prof Gunn is a general practitioner and Head of the Department of General Practice at the University of Melbourne. She completed her PhD in 1998. In 2009, she was appointed to the National Health and Medical Research Council Research Committee.

She leads a research program into mental health; focussing in particular on depression and multimorbidity. Her research harnesses the patient experience to drive health care reform. She is committed to person centred health care which places primary care at the centre of an integrated health care system.

In 2005 Professor Gunn established the diamond cohort study. Diamond has documented the experiences and outcomes of depression in primary care for the past decade. This research is one of the most comprehensive data sets of its type in the world and is the basis of much productive international collaboration.

Professor Gunn is currently developing an App which incorporates a clinical prediction tool to provide tailored treatment recommendations for people experiencing depression. The App will link people to proven online eMental health and face to face treatments for depression.

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OTHER KEY ROLES

Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences, the University of Melbourne: Deputy Dean

Department of General Practice, the University of Melbourne: Head

Primary Care Research, the University of Melbourne: Chair

The University of Melbourne: Professor

Harp Family Medical Clinic: General Practitioner