Jay completed his undergraduate studies through the University of Western Australia (UWA) in 2001, followed by his Honours in Exercise Rehabilitation and Biomechanics in 2002. It was at this time he began his career as an Accredited Exercise Physiologist at the Hollywood Functional Rehabilitation Clinic (HFRC), becoming a Director of HFRC in 2008. This was the same year he completed his PhD at the School of Sport Science, Exercise and Health (SSEH) at UWA, for which he was awarded the Exercise and Sport Science Australia Medal.
Jay has a passion for patient treatment and instilling power in patients to self manage and treat their own injury or condition. He also has a firm belief in spreading his knowledge and skills. As an Assistant Professor at SSEH UWA, with a focus on teaching and research, he works closely with students as they embark on their own careers in the health industry, though he is also at the forefront of cutting edge musculoskeletal and orthopaedic research. His growing scientific publication list and research grant monies accrued is a credit to the drive and quality of his research. However, this research firmly complements his work at HFRC, ensuring that his patients are educated and treated with best evidence-based treatment. Jay was awarded the Exercise and Sport Science Australia ‘Accredited Exercise Physiologist of the Year’ in 2010, further reinforcing his dedication to patient treatment and outcome.