Dr Jen is a General Practitioner with a holistic approach to health and medicine, and a passion for lifelong learning which has led her to gain postgraduate qualifications in Sports, Nutritional, and Occupational Medicine.
Jen graduated from UWA in 2000, and in the subsequent ten years gained extensive experience in Emergency Medicine, Occupational Medicine and various hospital-based specialties. She qualified as a General Practitioner in 2013 and completed her Master’s degree in Sports Medicine in the same year. Jen has experience in most aspects of sports medicine including event coverage, acute injury and fracture management, and enjoys working with patients with chronic injuries or illnesses who want to stay active.
Occupational Medicine and Workers Compensation are areas of interest for Jen, where she aims for excellent communication and holistic multidisciplinary team-based injury management. She completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Occupational Medicine in 2017. She has had training in workers compensation and injury management, ergonomics, and many types of medical assessments including rail medicals.
Jen has a passion for lifestyle medicine, preventative health and behaviour change. She gained Fellowship of the Australasian Society of Lifestyle Medicine in 2017. She has completed training in Nutritional and Environmental Medicine, is a Biobalance practitioner and a member of the Australasian College of Nutritional and Environmental Medicine and the Australasian College of Sports and Exercise Physicians.
When Jen is not at South Coast Sports Medicine she works in the Emergency Department at Albany Hospital.
Jen moved to Albany in 2012 with her husband and two young children. She is a keen musician, an ex-elite mountain biker, orienteer and adventure racer, has completed half-ironman triathlons and still enjoys cycling and other outdoor sports in her spare time. She is a founding member and committee member of the local orienteering club.