Our people

Our Allied Health team

Dr Jayne Orr

Clinical Psychologist
BCom, GradDip Psychology, BBehavSc (Hons Psych), DPsych (Clin), MAPS

Jayne is a registered Clinical Psychologist with a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology and is a Member of the Australian Psychological Society. She enjoys working with individuals of all ages, as well as with families and couples.

Jayne has clinical expertise in the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of a range of psychological, emotional and interpersonal concerns such as depression and mood problems, anxiety and stress, obsessive-compulsive disorders, trauma, grief and loss, adjustment to life transitions and/or medical conditions, chronic pain, relationship difficulties or interpersonal problems, perinatal mental health (antenatal and postnatal depression, parenthood adjustment, and attachment and bonding difficulties), lowered resilience, and self-esteem problems.

Her empathic, strengths-based therapeutic approach is founded on psychodynamic, family systems, developmental and attachment theories and she makes use of evidence-based Cognitive Behavioural, Bowenian, Psychodynamic, Solution-Focused and Narrative techniques in her work.

Alongside her clinical practice, Jayne is a researcher at the Queensland University of Technology, a regular presenter and panel member at national and international psychotherapy conferences, and a reviewer for international peer-reviewed academic journals.

Nicole McClure

Diabetes Educator
BN RN CDE

Nicole is a Clinical Nurse Specialist and Credentialled Diabetes Educator with a passion for working in partnership with people to help them to achieve their fullest potential in life and health. Nicole brings a broad knowledge base to her role as a diabetes educator with over 20 years of nursing experience working in specialty areas including Neurology, Paediatrics and Paediatric Critical Care, School Nursing, General Practice Nursing and Chronic Disease Care.

She practices privately as a diabetes educator consulting with individuals, families and small groups in General Practice’s in Brisbane’s West and also works with Diabetes Queensland where she is involved in both health professional education and individual and group client education all over Queensland.

Nicole is interested in all types of diabetes and understands the challenging and complex nature of diabetes and its impact on every aspect of a person’s life. She believes that people should not have to deal with diabetes alone and that working together to identify specific barriers and providing the right support and information is the key to lifelong success and achievement of individual goals.

Nicole is a member of the Australian Diabetes Educator’s Association (ADEA) and is currently involved in the Diabetes Pathway’s Project as a member of the Expert Reference Group. She is a member of the Australia Primary Health Care Nurses Association (APNA), representing them on the Exercise is Medicine Advisory Council, and as a Nurse Network coordinator for Brisbane North.

Jayne is a registered Clinical Psychologist with a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology and is a Member of the Australian Psychological Society. She enjoys working with individuals of all ages, as well as with families and couples.

Jayne has clinical expertise in the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of a range of psychological, emotional and interpersonal concerns such as depression and mood problems, anxiety and stress, obsessive-compulsive disorders, trauma, grief and loss, adjustment to life transitions and/or medical conditions, chronic pain, relationship difficulties or interpersonal problems, perinatal mental health (antenatal and postnatal depression, parenthood adjustment, and attachment and bonding difficulties), lowered resilience, and self-esteem problems.

Her empathic, strengths-based therapeutic approach is founded on psychodynamic, family systems, developmental and attachment theories and she makes use of evidence-based Cognitive Behavioural, Bowenian, Psychodynamic, Solution-Focused and Narrative techniques in her work.

Alongside her clinical practice, Jayne is a researcher at the Queensland University of Technology, a regular presenter and panel member at national and international psychotherapy conferences, and a reviewer for international peer-reviewed academic journals.

Nicole is a Clinical Nurse Specialist and Credentialled Diabetes Educator with a passion for working in partnership with people to help them to achieve their fullest potential in life and health. Nicole brings a broad knowledge base to her role as a diabetes educator with over 20 years of nursing experience working in specialty areas including Neurology, Paediatrics and Paediatric Critical Care, School Nursing, General Practice Nursing and Chronic Disease Care.

She practices privately as a diabetes educator consulting with individuals, families and small groups in General Practice’s in Brisbane’s West and also works with Diabetes Queensland where she is involved in both health professional education and individual and group client education all over Queensland.

Nicole is interested in all types of diabetes and understands the challenging and complex nature of diabetes and its impact on every aspect of a person’s life. She believes that people should not have to deal with diabetes alone and that working together to identify specific barriers and providing the right support and information is the key to lifelong success and achievement of individual goals.

Nicole is a member of the Australian Diabetes Educator’s Association (ADEA) and is currently involved in the Diabetes Pathway’s Project as a member of the Expert Reference Group. She is a member of the Australia Primary Health Care Nurses Association (APNA), representing them on the Exercise is Medicine Advisory Council, and as a Nurse Network coordinator for Brisbane North.

Our Visiting Specialists

Dr Navid Amarabadi

Pain Specialist
MD, FRACGP, FFPMANZCA, FAChPM

Pain may be inevitable in life but suffering is optional

Dr Navid Amirabadi is an Australian trained and certified Specialist Pain Medicine Physician. He is actively involved in training other doctors and other health professionals as a medical instructor at the Mater Education Centre and has been regularly speaking and teaching at medical events and courses around Australia in the areas of Pain Medicine, emergency medicine and palliative medicine over the decade.
Dr Amirabadi can help with all areas of sub-acute and chronic pain, with a special interest in the following areas:

Work-related injuries
Facial and neck pain
Headaches
Spinal pain (Neck and back)
Hip and Leg pain and sciatica
Shoulder and knee effective pain management without surgery in advanced osteoarthritis
Post-traumatic and sport and accident-related pain
Post-surgical pain
Peripheral neuropathy, for example, diabetic neuropathic pain in the feet
Cancer-related pain


Dr Amirabadi is competent yet very compassionate and attentive with his patients. He strongly believes that each patient is unique and the therapeutic options should therefore be specific to the person and he is an advocate for using the latest technologies including spinal cord and peripheral stimulators and targeted delivery instruments to improve the quality of life of his patients when needed.

Dr Shenaz Seedat

Endocrinologist
MBBS (Qld Uni) FRACP

Shenaz is a Consultant Endocrinologist who is now available to provide dedicated Endocrine care for our local community.

Shenaz completed her undergraduate medical training at The University of Queensland in 1999. She subsequently undertook Adult Physician training followed by subspeciality training in Endocrinology, completing this in Queensland in 2010. Shenaz has since gained over 10 years of experience in Endocrinology and consults on a wide range of endocrine disorders and diabetes.

Shenaz’s clinical approach is based on the most up-to-date evidence and medical therapies. She prides herself on delivering the highest standard of healthcare, with a caring and compassionate approach.

Pain may be inevitable in life but suffering is optional

Dr Navid Amirabadi is an Australian trained and certified Specialist Pain Medicine Physician. He is actively involved in training other doctors and other health professionals as a medical instructor at the Mater Education Centre and has been regularly speaking and teaching at medical events and courses around Australia in the areas of Pain Medicine, emergency medicine and palliative medicine over the decade.
Dr Amirabadi can help with all areas of sub-acute and chronic pain, with a special interest in the following areas:

Work-related injuries
Facial and neck pain
Headaches
Spinal pain (Neck and back)
Hip and Leg pain and sciatica
Shoulder and knee effective pain management without surgery in advanced osteoarthritis
Post-traumatic and sport and accident-related pain
Post-surgical pain
Peripheral neuropathy, for example, diabetic neuropathic pain in the feet
Cancer-related pain


Dr Amirabadi is competent yet very compassionate and attentive with his patients. He strongly believes that each patient is unique and the therapeutic options should therefore be specific to the person and he is an advocate for using the latest technologies including spinal cord and peripheral stimulators and targeted delivery instruments to improve the quality of life of his patients when needed.

Shenaz is a Consultant Endocrinologist who is now available to provide dedicated Endocrine care for our local community.

Shenaz completed her undergraduate medical training at The University of Queensland in 1999. She subsequently undertook Adult Physician training followed by subspeciality training in Endocrinology, completing this in Queensland in 2010. Shenaz has since gained over 10 years of experience in Endocrinology and consults on a wide range of endocrine disorders and diabetes.

Shenaz’s clinical approach is based on the most up-to-date evidence and medical therapies. She prides herself on delivering the highest standard of healthcare, with a caring and compassionate approach.