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


Darwin - Royal Darwin Hospital


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)