Prof Jenny Doust

Prof Jenny Doust

  • Professor
    Faculty of Health Sciences and Medicine
Level 2, 5. Faculty of Health Sciences and Medicine, Bond University

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, Dr Doust has conducted extensive research into a wide range of diagnostic related issues and has received numerous grants through NHMRC and other institutes.

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.

Statement of research interests

I am currently the Professor of Clinical Epidemiology in the Centre for Research in Evidence Based Practice in Bond University (0.5 FTE) and work in general practice half-time. I was a member of the Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee (2008-2012), the Economic Sub-Committee of the Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee (2005-2013), and Therapeutic Guidelines (Cardiovascular) advisory group (2011-12). I am a member of the advisory group for the National Prescribing Service and the editorial board of Diagnostic Imaging Pathways.

My research areas of interest are improving the use of diagnostic, screening and monitoring tests in general practice.

I have published 82 ISI listed articles, with an average citation rate of 21 (average in health services research is 4 and in internal medicine is 9), including in BMJ (9), PLOS medicine (2), Archives of Internal Medicine (1) and MJA (9). My total grant income is approximately $4 million.

I have also presented invited talks for the:
* International Laboratory Clinical Chemists Scientific Conference in Grainau, Germany
* Royal College of Pathologists Australia scientific conference
* Sydney's School of Public Health
* Melbourne University School of Population and Global Health
* St Luke's International Hospital annual scientific meeting, Tokyo, Japan.

Statement for HDR students

I have supervised higher degree research students investigating:

* Novel diagnostic tests for dengue fever
* Methods for preventing over diagnosis
* Methods for improving the use of clinical prediction rules in clinical settings

Higher degree research student projects

  • Addressing Overdiagnosis of Prostate Cancer in Australia: A study of prevalence and clinician characteristics and concerns
  • Chronic Kidney Disease in General Practice: Efficacy of screening, monitoring and management of risk factors for the prevention of end stage disease
  • Clinical prediction rules for assisting diagnosis
  • Knowledge-Practice Gap: identifying causes and evaluating solutions
  • Preventing Over-diagnosis
  • Systematic review and assessment of Health Apps

Areas of research expertise

  • Clinical Sciences
  • Public Health and Health Services