Professor Jane Burns
Jane Burns is Professor of Innovation and Industry in the Faculty of Health Sciences, at the University of Sydney. She was formerly the founder and CEO of the Young and Well Cooperative Research Centre.
Jane holds a PhD in Philosophy and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
The establishment of the Young and Well CRC was a culmination of Jane’s work in suicide and depression prevention which has focused on international and national partnerships with academic, government, corporate, philanthropic, not-for-profit and community sectors.
Jane holds a 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. Jane joined beyondblue: the national depression initiative, in its startup phase and established and managed the youth agenda.