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Professor Jane Latimer
Jane is a Principal Research Fellow and Head of the Paediatric Program in the Musculoskeletal Division at The George Institute for Global Health. She is also an Professor of the Sydney Medical School at the University of Sydney. She holds an ARC Future Fellowship. Her research work has been both disciplinary and cross-disciplinary as she seeks to provide evidence to answer questions of national and international importance.
She leads research in three main areas. The first and largest area is the primary care management of spinal pain, while the second and third are rapidly developing areas in paediatrics, specifically fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD), and children with haemophilia. Her research focuses not only on excellence in research design but also on engaging industry, the community, state and federal governments, philanthropists and high profile global organisations in this work.
She has obtained over $10.5 million in funding to support her research including funding from the NHMRC (she has obtained 9 project grants), ARC, Industry, Federal Government, NGOs and philanthropy. She is one of the most published back pain researchers in the last five years.
She has published over 120 articles in international peer-reviewed journals including Lancet, JAMA and Archives of Internal Medicine. She has also contributed two books, six book chapters and Letters to the Editor. Her work has been discussed in the Federal Parliament and has informed policy development in the areas of Aboriginal health and musculoskeletal disease.