Jane Fitzpatrick, PhD, MB.BS, FACSEP
University of Melborne Department of Sports Medicine, Australia
Associate Professor Jane Fitzpatrick is a Sport and Exercise Medicine Physician in private practice and at the Graeme Clark Institute for Biomedical Engineering, University of Melbourne.
She has been a Fellow of the Australasian College of Sports and Exercise Medicine since 1992 and was the Treasurer of the College for several years. She was a founding member of the International Olympic Committee – Triathlon Medical Commission and the team doctor for the Australian Triathlon Team for 10 years.
Jane is currently the team physician for the Australian Cross Country ski Team and the Medical Director for the Australian Biathlon Team. She is a member of the International Biathlon Union Medical Committee (and chairs the Therapeutic Use Exemption Committee). Jane Fitzpatrick is an experienced clinician who has seen over 25,000 musculoskeletal patients in private practice over 30 years and understands patient care delivery and translation of clinical research.
Jane was recently part of the leadership group for the Asia Pacific Economic Committee (APEC) project, the Australian Consensus Framework for Ethical Collaboration in the Healthcare Sector. This project is the largest of its kind in the world and brought together over 60 signatories from all sectors of healthcare including consumer organizations, hospitals, medical colleges, universities, pharmaceutical corporations and biotech industry groups.
Jane and her colleagues, won the prestigious APEC Business Ethics Lighthouse Award in 2018 which recognises the significant international leadership displayed by the Australian Consensus Framework (ACF), noting the contributions Australia has made to mentoring, supporting and inspiring health leaders across the APEC membership to develop and commit to ethical practice in healthcare. She has been on international committees and medical advisory committees for multi-national medical corporations. She has demonstrated a unique ability to collaborate with consumers, clinicians, researchers, government and industry to deliver projects in the healthcare sector. She has a PhD in the area of Biological management of tendinopathy and is currently researching in tendinopathy and osteoarthritis.