Professor Amanda Barnard

Associate Dean
Rural Clinical School
ANU Medical School
Organisational unit member - Rural Clinical School
Organisational unit member - Acton Campus
Medical School
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BA(Hons), BMed(Hons), FRACGP


  • General Practice


Professor Amanda Barnard is Associate Dean (Rural Clinical School & Indigenous Health), at the Australian National University Medical School. She is the Foundation Head of the Rural Clinical School, and directs an innovative rural health program with student  clinical placements in all 4 years of the postgraduate medical course. An awarded teacher and educator, Professor Barnard’s academic interests lie in medical education, the changing demands and nature of the primary care workforce, and chronic disease in primary care, particularly chronic respiratory disease. She has Chaired the Guidelines Committee for the Australian Asthma handbook since 2010, and is a member of the AIHW National Asthma and Other Chronic Respiratory Conditions Monitoring Advisory Group.

Professor Barnard continues to work as a GP in rural NSW, and serves on a number of state, national and international  bodies with education, training, rural workforce and health system briefs. She is currently Chair of FRAME (Federation of Australian Rural Medical Educators) a member of the Canberra Region Medical Education Council and immediate past Chair of the Wonca Working Party on Women and Family Medicine.


Research interests

medical education

Rural medical educaton

Primary care

Asthma and COPD in primary care

Gender issues in health care

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