Jolene Tan

Clinical Support Staff

Jolene graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Psychology from Murdoch University. She always had a keen interest in various psychological theories and their applicability to our everyday lives. It is this interest that led her to pursue a career in Psychology.

During the course of her undergraduate studies, she developed a curiosity in childhood developmental disorders. Thus, motivating her to focus her honours research topic on attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) symptoms, namely attention control and working memory deficits, and its influence on fluid intelligence. Having a background in nursing and working experience in a major public hospital, has exposed her to the psychosocial effects that illnesses have on her patients and their family members. These experiences helped form her desire to provide support to people in need and inspired her to explore ways in which she can contribute and give back to society. Jolene is an active volunteer with Social Health Growth (SHG) and spends her Saturday afternoons providing enrichment classes and tuition to children from underprivileged families.