Emeritus Professor Jill (Amanda) Barnard

Emeritus Professor, ANU School of Medicine and Psychology

Professor Amanda Barnard was Associate Dean, Rural and Indigenous Health and Head of the ANU School of Medicine Rural Clinical School from 2005- June 2018 and June 2020- April 2023. Amanda has practiced as a General Practitioner in both rural and urban areas, and currently continues her clinical work in Braidwood, a small town in NSW.

She has a long term interest in asthma and respiratory disease in primary care, being a foundation member of the General Practitioners in Asthma Group of the National Asthma Council Australia. She has written and researched in the area, and is currently a member of the National Monitoring of Asthma and Other Chronic Respiratory Conditions Advisory Group and the General Practice Advisory Group of the Lung Foundation Australia. An awarded teacher and educator, Amanda serves on a number of state and national bodies with education, training, rural workforce and health system briefs, and tries to bring a rigorous primary care perspective to her work on them.

Professor Barnard was the interim Head of School for the Charles Sturt University and Western University Joint Program in Medicine in 2018.



  • General Practice

Research interests


  • Thomson, J, Haesler, E, Anderson, K et al. 2014, 'What motivates general practitioners to teach', Clinical Teacher, The, vol. 11, no. 2, pp. 124-130.
  • Thomson, J, Anderson, K, Haesler, E et al. 2014, 'THE LEARNER'S PERSPECTIVE IN GP TEACHING PRACTICES WITH MULTI-LEVEL LEARNERS: A QUALITATIVE STUDY', BMC Medical Education, vol. 14, no. 1, pp. 55-55.
  • Owen, C & Barnard, J 2013, 'Student perception on external clinical teaching visits in a rural medical program', Rural and Remote Health, vol. 13, no. 2, pp. 1-2.
  • Owen, C, Barnard, J & Mason, N 2013, 'Comparing assessment outcomes in rural longitudinal placements as a confidence boost to rural supervisors', Australian Journal of Rural Health, vol. 21, no. 3, pp. 190-191.
  • Owen, C, Barnard, J & Bestic, K 2013, 'Learning trajectories in longitudinal rural medical school placements', Clinical Teacher, The, vol. 10, no. 6, pp. 379-383.
  • Madden, J, Barnard, J & Owen, C 2013, 'Utilisation of multidisciplinary services for diabetes care in the rural setting', Australian Journal of Rural Health, vol. 21, no. 1, pp. 28-34.
  • Roughead, E, Kalisch, L, Pratt, N et al. 2012, 'Managing glaucoma in those with co-morbidity: Not as easy as it seems', Opthalmic Epidemiology, vol. 19, no. 2, pp. 74-82.
  • Lee, Y, Barnard, J & Owen, C 2011, 'Initial evaluation of rural programs at the Australian National University: understanding the effects of rural programs on intentions for rural and remote medical practice', Rural and Remote Health, vol. 11, no. 2, pp. P1602-11.
  • Barnard A, Owen C, Tyson A, Martin S.2011, 'Maximising student preparation for clinical teaching placements', Clinical Teacher, The, vol. 8, no. 2, pp. 88-92.
  • Hall, S, Phillips, C, Gray, P et al 2011, 'Where there is no gold standard: Mixed method research in a cluster randomised trial of a tool for safe prioritising of patients by medical receptionists', International Journal of Multiple Research Approaches, vol. 5, pp. 25-39.
  • Piggin A, Barnard A, Owen, C 2011, 'Impact of clinical audit in the care of coronary heart disease: The experience of a rural general practice', Australian Journal of Rural Health, vol. 19, no. 3, pp. 160-161.
  • Coles, J, Barnard, J, Howe, A et al. 2010, 'Making the 2007-2010 Action Plan work for women in family medicine in the Asia Pacific', Asia Pacific Family Medicine, vol. 9, no. 1, pp. 1-1.
  • Braithwaite, J, Westbrook, J, Foxwell, A et al. 2007, 'An action research protocol to strengthen system-wide inter-professional learning and practice', BMC Health Services Research, vol. 7, pp. 144-154.
  • Barnard, J, Pond, C & Usherwood, T 2005, 'Asthma and older people in general practice', Medical Journal of Australia, vol. 183, no. 1 Suppl, pp. S41-S43.
  • Barnard, J 2005, 'Management of an acute asthma attack', Australian Family Physician, vol. 34, no. 7, pp. 531-534.