Jenn is a Kamilaroi woman with a passion for empowering Aboriginal people and communities She has undergraduate degrees in Theology and Aboriginal Studies with Newcatle university. Currently Jenn is PhD Candidate in Aboriginal Studies with the Wollotuka Institute at the University of Newcastle, looking at the impact of the Catholic Church in the Maitland-Newcastle Diocese on Aboriginal Spirituality health and wellbeing.
Her previous Aboriginal research roles include the Memory Study with the Health Behaviour Collaborative and Driving Change with the George Institute.
Jenn is a member of the Aboriginal Catholic Ministry in the Maitland-Newcastle Diocese and the current Chair of Firstchance Early Childhood Early Intervention service in Newcastle, which supports a number of local Aboriginal led early childhood services and a member of the Lowitja Institute Members Community.
She also holds a fellow ship co-funded by the National Imaging Facility and Systems Neuroscience Group to foster Indigenous collaboration and ownership in the field of imaging research to improve the health and wellbeing of Indigenous Australians.