Jennifer is a neuroscientist and yoga therapist with a Masters in Brain and Mind Sciences from the Brain and Mind Centre at the University of Sydney. She is currently completing her PhD in the Faculty of Medicine and Health, researching individualised yoga for traumatic stress and burnout in doctors-in-training.
She is interested the use of mindful movement, breath, and meditation in behavioural and lifestyle medicine to: improve function and performance; and reduce pain and symptoms of stress and trauma. Other areas of research include the use of eHealth, biofeedback, and biomarkers to promote wellness and emotion regulation.
Between 2017-2019 she established the yoga program in the BPTOK and MDOK programs for medical doctors at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital in the Sydney Local Health District. In 2018, with a grant from the NSW Department of Primary Industries, Jen published ‘Direct and Indirect Psychological Impacts of Shark Bite Events,’ in the Australia New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry.