Today we will be yarning with Dr Jenny Royle who
is an Immunisation Paediatrician based in Melbourne.
Jenny completed her medical training in 1989 through Monash University, and then her Paediatrics training (FRACP 1996) at the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne and the Children’s Hospital at Westmead, Sydney. Jenny completed a Doctor of Medicine (MD) at Melbourne University in 2002 on ‘Reducing Immunisation Pain’.
Jenny worked as an Immunisation Paediatrician at the Royal Children’s Hospital for 15 years before broadening the use of her expertise to Community work as an Immunisation Educator, Researcher and Clinician.
Jenny sees patients with a range of complex issues relating to immunisations. Families are referred to her for immunisation advice in the context of medical conditions, previous vaccine reactions and heightened concerns around potential immunisation side-effects.
She works with the Immunisation Services in the City of Stonnington and the Yarra Ranges Shire Council providing education and specialist support for their immunisation teams.
Her research work is linked-in with the University of NSW but she lives and works in Melbourne. As part of her research Jenny has visited the Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations across Victoria learning about how the Immunisation work is done at these services across the state. This strengths-based research has enabled Jenny to learn about the successful holistic way immunisations are provided at these services.
As an Immunisation educator Jenny has a great interest in answering people’s questions about immunisations and to how prevent many infections and diseases with immunisations.