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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.

Naomi Fitzgerald De Grave


Hailing from the northern beaches of Sydney, Naomi Fitzgerald De Grave found herself navigating life as a full time model with severe endometriosis in the fashion capital of the world, Paris, France. For this Aussie girl, it was 5 years of glamour, travel, flashing runway lights mixed with a lifetime full of experiences.  

At 22, Naomi decided to return home to Australia and shifted from her successful modelling career into the world of fashion styling, working on the other side of the camera for internationally recognised luxury brands and travelling the globe over, dressing VIP’s and celebrities.  

At her core, Naomi’s passion is to help people. For over 20 years Naomi has been heavily involved in supporting numerous charities. Naomi is involved in various communities for good, using her industry influence for Pass It On Clothing.  

Living and working with endometriosis has been a challenge for Naomi, especially trying to navigate the medical and the mental health industry. “This debilitating condition is still so misunderstood, from sexuality to survival, endometriosis is probably the most dominant relationship you will ever have. It’s honest and raw; I have lost partners and opportunities in my early life, trying to battle my body instead of gently embracing my condition”. 

This is and always will be a work in progress for Naomi. However, she hopes that she can build a solid foundation to engage, support and be a voice of change in the landscape of endometriosis in Australia.