Hannah Burns, BSc, MBBS, FRACS

Paediatric Otolaryngologist
Senior Lecturer University Queensland

Dr Burns works as paediatric otolaryngologist at Queensland Children’s Hospital  (QCH) and is also a partner at Northside ENT where she treats both adults and children. Hannah undertook advanced specialty training in otolaryngology in Queensland, gained her fellowship in 2008 and spent 18 months at  Evelina Children’s Hospital, London sub-specialising in paediatric ENT. 

She holds a senior lecturer position with the University of Queensland and is supervisor of training at QCH. Hannah developed, and annually runs the only paediatric airway course in Australia. Collaborating with other departments and specialist groups she has presented papers, locally, nationally and internationally exploring all facets of paediatric otolaryngology. Dr Burns is a co-investigator in an NHMRC  and Garnet Passe and Rodney Williams funded study exploring neurocognitive benefits of adenotonsillctomy in preschool children. She is also a chief investigator in the HAMSTER study looking at the role of high-flow oxygen for paediatric airway surgery and an investigator in an allergy study exploring mucosal allergy and response to viruses. In conjunction with Queensland Injury Surveillance Unit, Kids Safe, Australian Paediatric Surveillance Unit, retrieval Queensland and a number of dedicated practitioners she is a strong advocate for improved battery button safety. 

Dr Burns is an active member of the Australian Society of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery and has been on the academic committee for two scientific meetings. Through this avenue she has supported the role of women in otolaryngology and promoted diversity throughout the specialty. She is also a member of Australian New Zealand Society of Paediatric Otolaryngology and the Laryngology Society of Australasia.

Terms of Appointment: Jan 2019- Dec 2020