Dr Jennifer Yan
Senior Research Fellow
FRACP Fellow, Royal Australian College of Physicians (general paediatrics and infectious diseases), 2018; PGCert Clin Teach Postgraduate certificate in clinical teaching, University of Melbourne, 2018; Diploma of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (hons), Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, 2010; MBBS (hons) Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery, University of Melbourne, 2007; BMedSc Bachelor of Medical Science, University of Melbourne, 2007
Jennifer is a clinician-researcher, working as a general paediatrician and paediatric infectious diseases specialist at the Royal Darwin Hospital, and co-leading the Menzies Timor-Leste projects with Dr Josh Francis. Her work with Menzies is focused around Indigenous and global child health, in the particular areas of antimicrobial resistance, infectious diseases, rheumatic heart disease and health system strengthening.
This has included delivery of a structured operational research training program providing training, mentorship and supervision to local Timorese researchers. Jen is also a senior lecturer with Flinders University and has experience in capacity building and improving quality of care in resource-limited settings with previous work in Laos, Malawi and India.
- Fleming Fund country grant to Timor-Leste
- STRONG TL – Surveillance, training, research opportunities and national guidelines, Timor-Leste
- Recardina project (simplified protocol for handheld echocardiography for screening detection of rheumatic heart disease in children in the NT and Timor-Leste)
An important partnership in the work to improve public health in Timor-Leste has been strengthened with Menzies and the Timor-Leste Ministry of Health signing a new Memorandum of Understanding .
Fortalese ona parseria importante ida iha servisu nian hodi hadi'a saúde públiku iha Timor-Leste ho Menzies School of Health Research (Menzies) no Ministériu Saúde Timor-Leste (MDS) asina ona Memorandu de Entendimentu (MoU) foun ida.
As the newly independent nation of Timor-Leste takes on the challenges of establishing a strong health system for its citizens, Menzies School of Health Research has assisted Timorese scientists and healthcare professionals in expanding their laboratory diagnostic possibilities.
A new initiative has been developed to help improve diagnosis and surveillance of infectious diseases in Timor-Leste.
The Fleming Fund Country Grant supports testing and surveillance for antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and antimicrobial use (AMU) in Timor-Leste. Read about what the team has been up to in the first year.
Last May, a leading Australian health institute, Menzies School of Health Research, was awarded a grant of up to £4million by the Fleming Fund to improve laboratory diagnostic capacity and antimicrobial data use in Timor-Leste.