Hannah Burns

I acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the land where I work and live. I pay my respects to Elders past, present and emerging. I celebrate the stories, culture and traditions of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elders of all communities who also work and live on this land.

MBBS, BSc, FRACS (otolaryngology head and neck surgery)
Senior Lecturer (UQ)
Paediatric and Adult Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgeon

Queensland Children’s Hospital/Children’s Health Queensland
South Brisbane
Yuggera and Turbal Country, QLD, Australia
Email: Hannah.Burns@health.qld.gov.au
Northside ENT
956 Gympie Rd, Chermside
Yuggera and Turbal Country, Qld, Australia
Email: adminhb@northsideent.com.au

Hannah is a paediatric otolaryngologist at The Children's Hospital Queensland and maintains a general otolaryngology practice. With a Fellowship from the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons and subspecialty training in paediatric otolaryngology in the UK, she brings extensive expertise to her role as Editor-in-Chief. Actively involved in education, she serves as Queensland Regional Training Chair and holds an academic appointment with the University of Queensland. Recognized for her contributions, she was awarded the ASOHNS Society Medal for Distinguished Contribution to the Art and Science of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery.

As Secretary of the Australian and New Zealand Society of Paediatric Otolaryngology, Hannah leads a monthly teaching program for Australasian Paediatric ENT fellows and co-developed an annual paediatric airway course. Collaborating on NHMRC and Garnet Passe and Rodney Williams funded studies, she advances paediatric otolaryngology.

Passionate about patient safety, Hannah collaborates with organizations such as the Queensland Injury Surveillance Unit, Kids Safe, and the Australian Paediatric Surveillance Unit, focusing on button battery safety.

With vast experience, she served on the Editorial Board of the AJO, is a highly cited author, and a sought-after speaker at international meetings. Additionally, she represents Australia on the European Society Paediatric Otolaryngology Board and is a member of several international societies.

Committed to excellence, education, and diversity, Hannah is excited to continue the work of the Australian Journal of Otolaryngology as Editor-in-Chief. By fostering an environment of collaboration and promoting open access peer-reviewed otolaryngology literature, the AJO not only highlights the excellence of the local ENT community but also contributes to global advancements in all aspects of otolaryngology, promoting education and collaboration worldwide.