Jas is a Paediatric Respiratory and Sleep Medicine Specialist who has worked in Brisbane for the last 3 years. She has worked in paediatrics for 12 years and has held posts at major children’s hospitals in the UK, Canada and Australia, as well as undertaking voluntary work at Gertrude’s Garden Children’s Hospital, Kenya during her training. She has forged strong links with these and other organisations, providing the means for Little Lives to work collaboratively within Australia and Internationally to focus on those children most in need.
Jas provides the inspiration behind Little Lives. Influenced by her ethnicity and childhood experiences, visiting Africa and India, she is motivated to use her medical knowledge in more than just her day-to-day work. Her mission is to ensure that Little Lives focuses on its main goal at all times: to help those children with medical needs, who may not be foremost in the mind of other organisations.
Jas successfully established and managed Little Lives as a registered Scottish charity in 2007, raising money for children’s health causes within Scotland and overseas. Using this experience together with her clinical skills, Jas leads the energetic, professional Little Lives team, making the most of each individual’s expertise, to ensure the charity is effective, resourceful and remains dedicated to its mission. Jas’s enthusiasm for every aspect of this charity speaks volumes about the importance of Little Lives to her both professionally and personally.