56: The Inspirational – Dr Therese Burke – PhD, RN, MSCN

by | Jul 3, 2023

Dr Therese Burke, the Clinical Platform Coordinator for Multiple Sclerosis Australia, is passionate about educating and empowering people with Multiple Sclerosis.  She conducts research into MS across diverse areas, all towards stopping and reversing MS.

Dr Burke, who is also an Adjunct Senior Research Fellow at the University of Notre Dame Australia, started her journey in nursing almost 40 years ago, commencing studies at Westmead Hospital in Sydney, having moved from Dubbo in rural New South Wales.

Dr Burke’s dedicated and impressive career has included specialty training in critical care, asthma, immunology and allergy treatment, followed by training and working in complex disease clinical trials.

Therese has been active in many aspects of MS research, including scientific (biomarkers, genetics, pharmaceutical), clinical (fatigue, depression, QOL, compliance, medication efficacy, pregnancy) nursing (fatigue, patient comprehension, diagnosis, nurse education) and Neurologist initiated research, as well as managing clinical drug trials since 1994.


And just recently, Therese was appointed as a member of the Order of Australia awarded in the Australia Day Honors 2023.


Impressive, compassionate and intelligent, Therese shared her story with Hanya Oversby last week.


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