Jean graduated from the University of Queensland with a Bachelor of Occupational Therapy in 1991. Her specialist areas are neurological upper limb rehabilitation and advanced lymphoedema management.
Since 2008, she has been working at the Mater Private Rehabilitation Unit. During this time, she spent five years coordinating day therapy. Jean currently provides clinical care, multidisciplinary mentorship and student supervision in both neurological rehabilitation and advanced lymphoedema management. She provides national professional development in adult rehabilitation and functional electrical stimulation for the stroke-affected upper limb. She also provides oedema management and assistive technology workshops for the Australian Catholic University Masters of Rehabilitation program.