Prof Jenny Doust
Professor of Public Health
Faculty of Health Sciences and Medicine
Bond University QLD 4229
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
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.
- Cardiovascular risk scores do not account for the effect of treatment: A review
- What is Cochrane all about?
- Diagnosing patients with tiredness in general practice
- Diagnosis of heart failure in primary care
- Teaching evidence based laboratory medicine
- Antibiotics for bronchiolitis in children
- Early invasive versus conservative strategies for unstable angina & non-ST-elevation myocardial infarction in the stent era
- A systematic review of brachytherapy. Is it an effective and safe treatment for localised prostate cancer?
- Promoting better use of the PSA test in general practice: Randomized controlled trial of educational strategies based on outreach visits and mailout
- Identifying health centers in Honduras infested with Rhodnius prolixus using the seroprevalence of Chagas disease in children younger than 13 years
- How well does B-type natriuretic peptide predict death and cardiac events in patients with heart failure: Systematic review
- Evidence based answers – Is salmeterol safe in asthma?
- The role of BNP testing in heart failure
- Is pulse palpation helpful in detecting atrial fibrillation? A systematic review
- Scrub typhus serologic testing with the indirect immunofluorescence method as a diagnostic gold standard: A lack of consensus leads to a lot of confusion
- Seriously working together: Integrated governance models to achieve sustainable partnerships between health care organisations
- Qualification versus validation of biomarkers
- EBM journal clubs in general practice
- Diagnostic and management strategies for anaemia in adults
- A systematic review of the diagnostic accuracy of natriuretic peptides for heart failure