About Jennifer Taylor Yoga Headstand

Dr Taylor, PhD MBMSc MA, is a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Anaesthetics, Central Clinical School, at the University of Sydney studying consciousness, perioperative delirium and dementia with Professor Robert Sanders. She has a Masters in Brain and Mind Sciences and a PhD in Medicine from the University of Sydney. Her PhD thesis, Personalised Yoga for Burnout & Traumatic Stress in Junior Doctors, included a clinical trial of yoga for medical interns, residents and registrars in the Sydney Local Health District (SLHD).

A teacher and practitioner of hatha/ashtanga yoga, she is also a certified Trauma Center Trauma Sensitive Yoga (TC-TSY) facilitator. She was the founding yoga facilitator for the basic physician trainee and MDOK programs within the WellMD Centre at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital (RPAH), SLHD.

In 2018, she also undertook a world-first study of the psychological impacts of shark bite events on survivors and their families for the Department of Primary Industries in New South Wales, Australia. She has published in the Australia New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, Journal of Trauma & Dissociation, and BMJ Postgraduate Medical Journal, and has been featured on the Today show on Channel Nine and ABC radio.