Professor Jane Gunn is the Head of Department, inaugural Chair of Primary Care Research and Director of the Primary Care Research Unit. Her research interests include depression in primary care, perinatal care, women's health, cancer screening, study design, and analysis within the primary care setting. Jane is particularly interested in randomised controlled trials, complex interventions, and combining quantitative and qualitative research methods.
Professor Gunn has worked as an Academic GP since 1991 and has been heavily involved in research, teaching and curriculum development. Her PhD investigated the role of general practice in the provision of care to mothers and babies in the year after birth and included the analysis of routinely collected Health Insurance Commission data, a State-wide survey of GPs and a randomised controlled trial of an early postnatal visit.
She has a special interest in combining quantitative and qualitative research methods in order to fully explore the questions that face the primary health care setting.