Professor Jan Coles

PhD, MMed (Women’s Health), MBBS, DCH, GCHPE

Senior Management Team
Director of Research
Early Career Research Coordinator

Telephone: +61 3 9902
Facsimile: +61 3 9501 5512


Professor Jan Coles is an academic General Practitioner who has worked in clinical medicine and general practice for 25 years. She was awarded the Vice Chancellor’s Award for Teaching Excellence and the Dean’s Award for Innovation in Teaching for her violence education work in 2015. She is the Research and Higher Degree by Research coordinator for the School of Primary Health Care. She chairs of the Department Of General Practice Research Committee.

Jan’s research has concentrated on the impacts of childhood sexual abuse on Australian women’s health and the education of health practitioners in the area of family violence. She has a national and international research profile in this area.

She was the lead investigator for a Learning and Teaching grant, funded by the Office for Learning and Teaching, which developed a teaching resource for family violence

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