Joan Burns

Manager, Policy & Research


BSc(Hons), MedAdmin (UNSW), GCertMgmt (Macq).

Joan joined the GPSA team in 2016 bringing with her a track record of success in medical education, general practice research, administration and management. Most recently, she managed the Bi-College RTP Accreditation Program for ACRRM and RACGP. Joan’s research record is in the area of chronic disease management in general practice and medical specialist curriculum development, particularly assessment. She has also held senior positions in a number of Australasian specialist medical colleges and associations and provided consultancy services to Aboriginal companies, the mining industry, state and local governments and to the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and has held a conjoint appointment with the University of New South Wales.