Professor Joshua Burns

Professor Joshua Burns


Director of Research
The University of Sydney
Elected in 2023
Citation on election

Professor Joshua Burns is Professor of Paediatric Neuromuscular Rehabilitation at the University of Sydney and a world authority on the measurement and management of inherited neuropathy. As Head of the University of Sydney’s School of Health Sciences, he is in a unique position to unlock the potential of allied health clinician-researcher workforce. As Director of the NSW Paediatric Gait Analysis Service, he overcomes barriers to rational therapies of neuromuscular disorders of childhood. He is inventor of, a web-based scoring system for monitoring response to treatment, housing key clinical trial endpoints based on >1M reference values from the 1000 Norms Project.

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