Dr Jane Munro is a Paediatric Rheumatologist with a special interest in Pain Medicine. Jane is the Head of the Rheumatology Unit at the Royal Children’s Hospital and Group Leader of the Rheumatology research group and Senior Research Fellow at the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute. She is undertaking research in Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis, childhood rheumatic diseases and paediatric pain management.

Jane grew up in Melbourne and completed her medical degree at Monash University with Honours. She then completed her training as a Paediatrician at the Royal Children’s Hospital along with a Masters of Public Health and training in Pain Medicine. Jane did Paediatric Rheumatology training at the Royal Children’s Hospital and Monash Medical Centre. In 2004, Jane won a Churchill Trust Fellowship and travelled to the leading Paediatric Hospitals internationally. She then undertook at National Institute of Clinical Studies Fellowship with a focus on improving clinical care.

Jane was the national Chair of the Australian Paediatric Rheumatology Group (2010-2015), is on the Clinical Leadership Group (Musculoskeletal) for the Victorian Government Health Minister and past Chair of the Victorian Paediatric State Committee. Jane has an ongoing involvement in teaching medical students and trainee paediatricians as well as her paediatrician colleagues.

Jane has a broad range of clinical interests in both inflammatory and autoimmune diseases as well as non-inflammatory and painful conditions. She specialises in Juvenile Arthritis, connective tissue diseases such as Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (Lupus), Dermatomyositis, and vasculitis. Non -inflammatory musculoskeletal pains including mechanical joint pains, growth related problems and sports injuries as well as chronic pain, chronic fatigue, hypermobility and complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS).

When not at work Jane loves being with her three primary school aged children and husband, reading, planning events and trips, exercising and cooking.