Jenni White


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Dr White has over 23 years experience as an occupational therapist and researcher across a range of settings including acute, post-acute, and community health care.

Teaching Responsibilities

Supervision of medical and allied health professional Honour’s students (14 competed), and PhD students.

Research Interests

Dr White has a research interest in health outcomes, and evaluation of the delivery of evidence based and holistic person-centered care that is in line with patients’ own values and needs. She has expertise in longitudinal, mixed methods (qualitative and quantitative) research to formulate, implement and evaluate health programs specifically:

  • Stroke

  • Rehabilitation

  • Chronic disease

  • Cancer

  • Quality of Life

  • Health outcomes

  • Psychological morbidity (anxiety, depression)

  • Health services research

Supervision Interest

Dr White is interested in supervision of students with an interest in:

  • The provision of integrative, collaborative, patient-centered care that aims to understand the patient journey

  • Assessing the  feasibility and acceptability of interventions

  • Exploring interventions that enhance treatment efficacy, improve symptom control, alleviate patient distress, and reduce suffering.

Research Experiences

Dr White has an internationally recognised track record in qualitative and quantitative research.

Dr White has experience in undertaking research with adults in acute, rehabilitation and community settings in stroke, cancer and health service delivery.

She has led, coordinated or contributed to, the development of longitudinal quantitative and qualitative research. Her unique research methodology focuses on the delivery of mixed methods research that explores the complexity of heath and disease experience, recognises the importance of traditional quantitatve and qualitative research paradigms but allows for research that provides stronger inferences than a single method.  

She is actively seeking collaborative partners to further research exploring application health service delivery and health outcomes.