Jane Ho is a paediatrician and adolescent doctor who works as a staff specialist at Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network (SCHN). She and colleagues started Trapeze in 2013, a service that supports young people 14-25 y with chronic conditions as they transition from paediatric to adult health care. Jane also works in the Eating Disorder Service at the Children’s Hospital at Westmead and in private practice at Total Health Care in Bondi Junction. She was one of the founding members of SCHN’s Youth Council. Jane is a conjoint senior lecturer at the University of Sydney and the University of New South Wales. She is currently Co-Chair of NSW’s Agency for Clinical Innovation Transition Care Network. Jane has presented and published on adolescent health and transition nationally and internationally.
Jane believes adolescents and young people are full of promise, and that support and interventions that enhance their independence, self-management and transition to adult health will, to quote the Lancet Commission on Adolescent Health and Wellbeing (2016), yield a triple benefit: for today, into their adulthood, and for the next generation of children. That sounds like good value.