Jo-Anne’s Moth-style talk – 2020 Melbourne Medical School Research Symposium

A/Prof Jo-Anne Manski-Nankervis is an academic general practitioner (GP) at the Department of General Practice, Melbourne Medical School. She leads the Data driven quality improvement theme, which conducts innovative research into the development and implementation of technology to inform decision making in general-practice, and the use of data to describe and improve general-practice activity, with a focus on chronic disease management and antimicrobial stewardship.

A/Prof Manski-Nankervis co-leads the Department of General Practice Data for Decisions program, incorporating the Patron database and development of tools that integrate with the electronic medical record to assist in evidence-based clinical decision making. She also co-leads the Future Health Today program with Prof Jon Emery and A/Prof Craig Nelson at Western Health, a new technology platform for identification and management of chronic disease in general practice. She has developed a simulation laboratory which is been used to co-design and pilot tools for use in the general practice setting, and co-produces technology with health professionals and consumers.

Jo-Anne was one of the first researchers granted access to the NPS MedicineInsight dataset which she has used to conduct studies on chronic kidney disease, type 2 diabetes and the impact of My Health Record use on outcomes for people with type 2 diabetes, osteoarthritis and people prescribed benzodiazepine medications. She has strong collaborations with national and international partners including Therapeutic Guidelines, National Centre for Antimicrobial Stewardship, Western Health, and the Department of General Practice and Primary Care, University of Glasgow. A/Prof Manski-Nankervis has over 30 peer-reviewed journal publications and has contributed to two national guidelines. Over the last five years she has been awarded more than $6,200,000 in grants, tenders, and contracts. She is an active member of the RACGP National Faculty of Specific Interests – Diabetes Network, an Early Career Researcher representative on the Melbourne Medical School Research Committee, University of Melbourne and RACGP Expert Committee - Research and member of the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme Advisory Committee.