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Jena Buchan

MHlthSc(UNDA), PhD(QUT)

Lecturer

Faculty of Health

Telephone
0421486874
Email
[email protected]
Location
Gold Coast, B Block Level 2, Gold Coast
Jena Buchan

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Orchid ID

0000-0002-4422-2794

Biography

Jena is an Accredited Exercise Physiologist and work-integrated learning academic coordinator in exercise and sport. She is passionate about supporting people, and herself, to develop sustainable, personalised health habits to maximise wellbeing and both quality and quantity of life.


Research

Jena has a track record in using exercise as a means of supporting physical and psychosocial wellbeing in individuals during and after cancer treatment, as well as supporting university students on placement and in their own wellbeing. She is currently further expanding her further into the areas of goal setting and habit formation in health behaviours.


Community engagement

Within the community, Jena is an avid beach volleyball player at Cooly Beach and volleyball coach, a speaker to various cancer support groups, and a yoga, Pilates, and fitness instructor. She also engages with various companies to help them support their teams in being healthy and well, at work and beyond.


Supervision

Jena is currently open to potential postgraduates looking to pursue an Honours or higher in her areas of interest.


Teaching

Here at SCU, Jena is the work-integrated learning academic coordinator for exercise and sports science. She is also unit coordinator for NUTR1001 and SPRT3001, and teaches into the oncology aspects of the exercise physiology program.

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