Jennifer Myers

Dr Jennifer Myers

Clinical Scientist

Adelaide Medical School

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD (as Co-Supervisor) - email supervisor to discuss availability.


Jenny Myers is a Clinical Scientist Oesophageal Function, CALHN (Royal Adelaide Hospital & Queen Elizabeth Hospital) and a member of the research team in the University of Adelaide Department of Surgery. Her clinical and research interests are in the area of upper gastrointestinal motility with specific interests in motility disorders, gastro-oesophageal reflux and upper GI surgery, including fundoplication cardiomyotomy and bariatric surgery. Jenny completed a higher degree (PhD) evaluating factors that contribute to increased risk of troublesome dysphagia after anti-reflux surgery. Expertise in high resolution manometry and intra-luminal impedance.

Oesophageal Function in Health and Disease

Upper GI Research Group

The overarching aim of my clinical research is to develop scientific measures of upper GI function and oesophageal function that lead to better understanding of symptoms for improved treatment outcomes.  

Our aims are to:

  • Advance physiological measurements that better inform management of Upper GI diseases, including 
    • Oesophageal motility disorders
    • Gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD)
    • Laparoscopic surgery, including fundoplication, cardiomyotomy, bariatric procedures

Recent discoveries include:

  • Exploration of dysphagia after fundoplication revealed
    • 'Oesophageal ileus’ contributes to dysphagia in the early period after fundoplication
    • Sub-optimal relationship between swallow pressure and bolus flow increases dysphagia risk 
    • Asymmetrical oesophago-gastric junction pressure and troublesome dysphagia after antirelfux surgery may relate to hiatal repair

The current research programs are:

  • Examining the relationship between luminal diameter and flow through the oesophago-gastric junction, with regard to the symptom of dysphagia after fundoplication;
  • Incidence of bile reflux after bariatric surgery, such as sleeve gastrectomy and gastric bypass surgery;
  • High resolution manometry with intraluminal impedance in patients with dysphagia.

Research funding acknowledgements

Our higher degree researcher is funded by: Richard Jepson Research Scholarship, from the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS).

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  • Memberships

    Date Role Membership Country
    2014 - ongoing Member ANGMA Australia
    2012 - ongoing Member ASMR Australia
    2008 - ongoing Member ANZGOSA Australia
  • Position: Clinical Scientist
  • Phone: 82228964
  • Email: jenny.myers@adelaide.edu.au
  • Fax: 8222 8960
  • Campus: Queen Elizabeth Hospital/Royal Adelaide Hospi
  • Building: QEH - Main Building, floor 6
  • Room: 6C
  • Org Unit: Surgical Specialties

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