Professor Jane Gunn is a medical practitioner, PhD graduate, Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, Fellow of the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences and Fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners. She holds the inaugural Chair of Primary Care research at the University of Melbourne and is recognised for her leadership in traversing the research-practice gap.
Her research program in primary care mental health has twice been included in the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Ten of the Best collection. She is a member of NHMRC Council and has served two terms on NHMRC Research Committee as well as chairing numerous grant review panels.
Jane is also on the boards of the Eastern Melbourne Primary Health Network, Walter and Eliza Hall Research Institute, the Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health, the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute and the Melbourne Academic Centre for Health.
Jane was instrumental in guiding the University of Melbourne through the COVID-19 pandemic in her role as the Chief Public Health Adviser on its leadership team for the pandemic response.
Jane was appointed Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences at the University of Melbourne in 2021. Jane was appointed to the RMH Board in 2021.