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Discipline of General Practice
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JH & JD Gunn Research Fellowship

History of the Research Fellowship

The University of Adelaide's Discipline of General Practice and the Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences, secured in 2003 $1.5 million permanent funding to establish a Research Fellowship to continue the work of the Gunn Research Foundation.

The Foundation was established from the estates and in memory of Mr Jack Heath Gunn and Mrs Jean Dempsey Gunn. The Foundation has bequeathed the funding to the University.

Aims of the Research Fellowship

The Gunn Fellow will continue to develop and evaluate innovative primary health care models to improve health outcomes in a range of areas, including joint disease, mental health, palliative care, respiratory health and cardiovascular health.

The Gunn Fellowship is aligned with the Discipline of General Practices’ Research Objectives and Strategic Plans.

The specific aims of the Gunn Research Fellowship in the Discipline of General Practice are:

  • To develop the central research program at the Department, “Health in the middle years and beyond”
  • To provide a career structure such that the Fellow would be highly competitive in the NHMRC Research Fellowships Scheme, on expiration of the appointment.