As a research fellow, Jenny is working with the CIs to manage design and implementation of the clinical interventions of the CRE in CHF, diabetes and palliative care in NHMRC Centre for Research Excellence.
Jenny had worked in epidemiologic- and related research in Ningxia Centre for Disease and Control in China prior to immigrating to Australia. From her MPH Dissertation research, she has gained experience in research design, project framework development, and applied methodology including data collection, qualitative methods and data management and data analysis. She then worked as a research assistant on various health projects. She was awarded a NHMRC Public Health Scholarship for her PhD study and has successfully completed her PhD in the area of health services research in relation to chronic disease management and intervention, with particular focus on diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Her research skills have been reinforced and quantitative analytical skills have been extended.
Jenny has worked in medical education (selection, performance and professionalism) in recent years as a research fellow. She was granted a travel award in 2009 for her international collaborative project in China, and a ResTeach award in 2011 for her MBBS honours teaching.
Jenny was involved in MBBS honours students teaching in 2011 through her ResTeach award. Her main research interest is public health research in the area of health service utilisation, prevention of chronic diseases, primary health care, social science and behavioural medicine, and socioeconomic health inequalities. She has a collaborative research project with Ningxia Medical University, China on the primary health care and health services research since 2009. She has also been involved in some external projects with Emergence department at RBWH, and PAH, and conducted data analysis and produced publications.
Jenny's expertise are qualitative and quantitative research methodology, database development, data management, and data analysis, research design and methods, questionnaire development and evaluation instrument tool using generalizability theory.
She is a member of ANZAHPE (Australian and New Zealand Association for Health Professional Educators, AMEE (Association for Medical Education in Europe, and the ASBHM (Australasian Society for Behavioural Health and Medicine) (Past).