Karin Barron has worked in the Primary Health Care Sector for 13 years, transitioning from Divisions of General Practice to Medicare Locals. She is now with Northern Queensland Primary Health Network (NPQHN) as the General Manager for Mackay and Portfolio Manager for Provider and Practice Engagement and Support, Workforce Development, and My Health Record. Karin has tertiary qualifications including a Masters of Health Service Management and a Bachelor of Health – Health Education/Health Promotion.
Karin is driving capacity building activities for primary care providers in northern Queensland through innovation, utilising health data, research findings, health promotion, prevention, and
education methodologies. Karin is deeply committed to the advancement of primary care data collection, collation, to inform and facilitate improved service provision and funding
Her career in primary health care has had a focus on management, education, chronic disease, quality improvements, clinical data, and implementing new modules of care into primary health care that support providers and improve individual and community health outcomes.