• The University of Western Australia (M570), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


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Dr John Burnett is a Consultant Chemical Pathologist in the Department of Clinical Biochemistry at PathWest Laboratory Medicine Royal Perth Hospital & Fiona Stanley Hospital Network and Clinical Professor in the School of Medicine at the University of Western Australia. He received his undergraduate medical education at the University of Otago in New Zealand and FRCPA in the discipline of Chemical Pathology. Dr Burnett was a Fellow in Medical Biochemistry in the Faculty of Medicine at Western University and recipient of a Heart & Stroke Foundation of Canada Research Fellowship at the Robarts Research Institute. He completed a PhD in Biochemistry at Western University, and was subsequently awarded the higher degree of MD from the University of Otago. Dr Burnett was a Visiting Scholar to the Department of Chemical Pathology of the University of Cape Town in 2014, External Examiner for the MD in Chemical Pathology for the Postgraduate Institute of Medicine of the University of Colombo in 2019, and External Examiner in Chemical Pathology for the Hong Kong College of Pathologists in 2020. He is the RCPA Chief Examiner in Chemical Pathology, a member of the Board of Education & Assessment, Chemical Pathology Advisory Committee, Lay Committee, and the Associate Editor Clinical Pathology of Pathology

Education/Academic qualification

MD, University of Otago

… → 2009

PhD (Biochemistry), Western University

… → 1998

MB ChB, University of Otago

… → 1984

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  • Design, development and deployment of a web-based patient registry for rare genetic lipid disorders

    Napier, K. R., Hooper, A. J., Ng, D. M., Render, L., Bell, D. A., Pang, J., Watts, G. F., Bellgard, M. I. & Burnett, J. R., 7 Apr 2020, In : Pathology.

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  • Tangier disease: update for 2020

    Hooper, A. J., Hegele, R. A. & Burnett, J. R., Apr 2020, In : Current Opinion in Lipidology. 31, 2, p. 80-84 5 p.

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