Jan Radford has practised as a general medical practitioner since 1986. She is Professor in General Practice at the University of Tasmania and Director of the Launceston Clinical School. She oversees medical student learning and teaching at the Launceston Clinical School (LCS), and research activity undertaken by those employed by, or affiliated with, the school.
Jan has established and leads a general practice-based research network in the north of Tasmania. She has a research interest in clinical projects using large collated electronic health record datasets. She has led a project in the area of chronic kidney disease and collaborated with others in the area of atrial fibrillation. Other areas of interest are familial hypercholesterolaemia, interventions to improve the quality of general practice care, and interventions aimed at members of the community who shy away from preventative health care.
In 2017 she obtained a Churchill Scholarship travelling to England, Scotland, and the Netherlands to investigate the research use of general practice electronic datasets.