Dr Barnett graduated from the University of Melbourne in 1983 and underwent Paediatric and Paediatric Emergency Medicine training at both the Royal Children’s Hospital (RCH) in Melbourne and The Children’s Hospital, Boston, USA. He completed a Masters of Clinical Epidemiology at the School for Public Health, Harvard in 1993. He returned to RCH as Consultant in Paediatric Emergency Medicine in 1993.
He has a specific interest in sports medicine and injury management as well as sedation and analgesia. He was involved as a volunteer medical officer at the Melbourne Commonwealth Games in 2006. In 2007, he completed a Masters in Sports Medicine through the University of NSW. He has run a sports injury and musculoskeletal clinic at RCH.
He has recently completed a sabbatical in sports medicine at Alphington Sports Medicine Centre and other sports clinics. He is an associate clinical professor at the University of Melbourne and an Honorary Research Fellow at the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute. His special interests are acute and chronic injuries in children and young people, along with general health issues for children.
Royal Australasian College of Physicians, Australasian College for Emergency Medicine, Sports Medicine Australia.