We congratulate Professor Jane Gunn on her appointment to Dean, Faculty of Medicine Dentistry and Health Sciences (MDHS), University of Melbourne. Sharing from my personal experiences, Jane was instrumental in shaping my own medical career. I fondly recall a pivotal moment some year ago, when Jane stated ‘I have an idea of what I can get you involved with …. you wanna join me on this new research team I’m establishing?” The rest is history!
Jane has become the first female Dean since female students first admitted to study medicine 1887.
Professor Jane Gunn founded the University of Melbourne General Practice and Primary Care- based Research Network ( VicReN), with the support of Professor Doris Young of which I am proud to be an inaugural founding member.
Through this research network and Professor Gunn’s tireless efforts, the value general practice brings to the lives of millions of people, is being translated into evidence.
Health reform needs this from our sector and now is being systematically produced by passionate primary care researchers Professor Gunn and others inspire.
More more information about Professor Jane Gunn, please visit here: https://findanexpert.unimelb.edu.au/profile/14752-jane-gunn
Magdalena is the President of the AFMW (2020-) and former President of VMWS (2013 & 2017-2020).
Magdalena’s deep engagements with the RACGP over many years includes chair of Women in General Practice, is currently on the RACGP Expert Committee Quality Care, prior to that on RACGP eHealth Expert Committee. She is a regular media spokesperson on numerous health issues, being interviewed most weeks by mainstream and medical media. Magdalena has represented the RACGP at senate enquiries and has worked on several National Health Framework reviews.
Both an RACGP examiner and University examiner she supervises medical students and undertakes general practice research. Roles outside of RACGP include the Strategy and Policy Committee for Breast Cancer Network Australia, Board Director of Women’s Health Victoria and Chair of their Strategy and Policy subcommittee and the AMA Victoria GP Network Committee.
Magdalena has presented at the United Nations as part of the Australian Assembly and was recently appointed the Australian representative to the World Health Organisation, World Assembly on COVID 19, by the Medical Women’s International Association (MWIA).