Dr Jen Coleman graduated from the University of Technology, Sydney in 2005 with First Class Honours in Forensic Science, before continuing studies in the graduate medical program at the University of Sydney. She commenced her internship in 2010 with NSW Health in the Hunter New England Local Health Area, and has worked in the region since then.
Jen completed her Fellowship with the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners while serving as a full-time member of the Royal Australian Air Force, discharging in 2014. She has broad medical experience in a range of areas, including orthopaedic surgery, aeromedical retrieval, rural, remote and occupational medicine.
Jen has completed diving and hyperbaric medicine training, and has a Masters in Sports Medicine from the University of Queensland. She spent two years as the Chief Medical Officer for the Newcastle Knights NRL Team.
Jen currently works as a Senior Medical Officer in Emergency Medicine at The Maitland Hospital, and volunteers with Team Medical Australia to provide emergency medical coverage for all types of motor sport events on the east coast.
In her spare time, Jen enjoys diving, running, and lifting heavy things. She finished the New York Marathon in 2016, and is starting out in competitive weightlifting.
Coming from an active sporting background, Jen understands the ways in which injury can interfere with training, competitive aspirations, and a rounded active lifestyle.