Professor Jenny Doust

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Prof Jenny Doust
Professor of Public Health
Faculty of Health Sciences and Medicine
Bond University QLD 4229

Professional Biography

Since graduating as a medical practitioner in 1993, Professor Jenny Doust has forged a high profile career combining her academic interests in evidence-based medicine, healthcare decision making and general practice.

In addition to lecturing in subjects relevant to evidence-based care and general practice, Prof Doust has conducted extensive research into a wide range of diagnostic related issues and has received numerous grants through NHMRC and other funding bodies.

As a result, she has authored and co-authored reports, book chapters, editorials and articles in peer-reviewed journals, recording an exceptionally high rate of citations.



Bachelor of Arts – Curtin University
Graduate Diploma of Clinical Epidemiology – Newcastle University
PhD – University of Queensland
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery – Flinders University
Fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners – RACGP
Bachelor of Economics – UWA


Professional admission & memberships

Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee

Economic Sub-Committee of the Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee

Working Group for Cochrane Collaboration Systematic Review of Diagnostic Test Accuracy

National Prescribing Service Diagnostic Test Expert Advisory Panel


Recent Keynote Addresses

  • 1.1. Qualification versus Validation of Biomarkers
    12th Bergmeyer Conference on Biomarkers, International Federation of Clinical Chemists, Grainau,
  • 4. Aids for deciding whether to participate in breast cancer screening
    National Breast Cancer Consumer Forum,
  • 2. The application of Diagnostic Tests
    Health Technology Assessment, Plenary for the Health Insurance Review Agency, Korea
  • 3. Evaluating Diagnostic Tests: the case of BNP
    Plenary for Australian Association of Clinical Biochemists meeting, Australian Association of Clinical Biochemists meeting
  • 5. The use of BNP in the emergency room
    Accident and Emergency Registrars Scientific meeting, Perth


Teaching expertise

Prof Doust has experience in teaching both small and large group sessions and in teaching undergraduates, post-graduates and practicing clinicians at workshops for professional development.


Current research grants

NHMRC General Practice Clinical Research Grant Implementation of absolute risk assessment in the prevention of ischaemic heart disease in general practice.

NHMRC General Practice Clinical Research Grant Provision of secondary cardiac preventive care in Australian general practice.