Dr Jenni Suen

Research Fellow in Rehabilitation and Aged

College of Medicine and Public Health

place Bedford Park (HMRB 417)
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

Dr Jenni Suen (PhD) is an Early Career Researcher at Flinders Health and Medical Research Institute and Centre of Research Excellence for Prevention of Falls Injuries. Her research focuses on better care for older adults in community, rehabilitation, aged care, and hospital settings. In her PhD (thesis), she developed, implemented and evaluated a Student Nutrition Service Model for patients with Peripheral Arterial Disease and students studying Nutrition and Dietetics (all degrees and year levels), using mixed methods and conducted two systematic reviews. In her current role, she works on falls prevention guidelines, evidence for falls prevention interventions and quality indicators for rehabilitation care.

Jenni also practises clinically as an Accredited Practising Dietitian and the Founder of Cardiovascular Dietetics at Advanced Vascular Care. She provides personalised dietetic consultations to nutritional optimise the cardiovascular health of clients with vascular disease, heart disease, diabetic or vascular wounds and cardiovascular risk factors.

Current Community Service

  • Secondary Fragility Fracture Prevention Advisory Group with Fragility Fracture Network
  • Research Innovation & Clinical Evidence Committee, South Adelaide Local Health Network
  • Mentor for Provisional Accredited Practising Dietitians with Dietitians Australia

Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics (Honours), Flinders University

Doctor of Philosophy, Flinders University

Supervisory interests
Cardiovascular disease
Healthy Ageing
Nutritional aspects of peripheral vascular disease
Randomised clinical trial
Systematic reviews in health care