Jane Burns

CEO, Young and Well Cooperative Research Centre

Associate Professor Jane Burns is the Chief Executive Officer of the Young and Well Cooperative Research Centre. The establishment of the CRC is a culmination of Jane’s work in suicide and depression prevention over the last decade which has focused on international and national partnerships with academic, government, corporate, philanthropic, not-for-profit and community sectors.

Jane holds a VicHealth Principal Research Fellowship at Orygen Youth Health Research Centre, Centre for Youth Mental Health at the University of Melbourne and an Honorary Fellowship at the Brain & Mind Research Institute, University of Sydney. She was a Commonwealth Fund Harkness Fellow in 2004–2005 at the University of California, San Francisco. She joined beyondblue: the national depression initiative in its start up phase and established and managed the youth agenda. Jane completed her PhD in Medicine (Psychiatry and Epidemiology) at the University of Adelaide.

Recently written by Jane

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Putting Young People at the Centre: the Power of Collaborative Research

Associate Professor, Jane Burns, CEO of the Young and Well Cooperative Research Centre, talks about how technology can be harnessed to improve the wellbeing of young people today.

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Using Technology to Improve the Mental Health and Wellbeing of our Young People

Associate Professor, Jane Burns, CEO of the Young and Well Cooperative Research Centre, shares some of the organization's latest research and what it reveals about cybersavvy Australians.