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Dr Jane Chalmers (PhD, B.Physio) is a Senior Lecturer in Pain Sciences at the University of South Australia. She is the leader of the pelvic pain theme under the Innovation, Implementation And Clinical Translation in Health (IIMPACT) research concentration at the University of South Australia.

Holly Cooke


While undertaking her year twelve studies, Holly organised a Women’s Health Seminar, GirlsTalk, in collaboration with Endometriosis Australia. GirlsTalk focused on spreading awareness of endometriosis, with nearly two-hundred girls aged fifteen to eighteen in attendance. After this, Holly further campaigned in the media (including ABC Radio 891 with David Bevan) and in within several Advertiser articles, in order to raise awareness about endometriosis, by sharing her own experiences with the disease, and her opinions on how girls might find helpful resources or ask for medical help. In 2018 Holly also appeared on live television in Canberra, on ABC’s Q&A, as a student panellist talking about youth engagement in politics.  

Holly studies Earth Science at the University of Adelaide and is also working part time within the Adelaide Hills wine region. She is a political columnist at the university magazine ‘On Dit’ (French slang meaning for ‘one says’) and has written an article on endometriosis for their special female-issue orientated edition ‘Elle Dit’ (‘she says’).  

Holly is a Young Leader at the Consumers Health Forum. She feels that this is a great opportunity for her to bring women’s health to the forefront of a public policy discussion, and her experience with Endometriosis Australia has been invaluable in her development as a strong advocate of endometriosis awareness.