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Doctor Leesa Van Niekerk

Doctor, Clinical Psychologist

Dr Leesa Van Niekerk is a clinical psychologist and completed her PhD in 2003 in the area of chronic non-malignant pain. Leesa teaches and supervises postgraduate psychology students in the School of Medicine (Division of Psychology) at the University of Tasmania. Her research and supervision focus on women’s health, endometriosis and other forms of persistent pelvic pain, intimate relationships, PCOS, and self/body compassion.  

Leesa has worked as a clinical psychologist across a variety of private and government settings in Tasmania and Western Australia and is currently working as a private practitioner at Eternal Women’s Health in Hobart, Tasmania. She is a member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS), and the APS Clinical College.  

Leesa is passionate about access to affordable allied health care services for women with endometriosis and other forms of persistent pelvic pain, particularly for women living in rural communities. She regularly promotes the importance of access to multidisciplinary care through presentations to medical and allied health care providers.