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Health Sciences profile

Dr Jenny Keightley

PositionSenior Lecturer / Paper Co-ordinator
DepartmentDepartment of Orthopaedic Surgery and Musculoskeletal Medicine (Christchurch)
QualificationsBSc Human Biology MB ChB Dip Obst Dip MSM
TeachingNeurobiology of pain, and on-campus Musculoskeletal Medicine courses
  • ACC Hi-Tech imaging project Canterbury
  • National EAG for Mobility Action Programme MOH
  • Executive Department of Orthopaedics and Musculoskeletal Medicine Postgraduate programmes
ClinicalMusculoskeletal Clinical Medicine 0.4


Jenny joined the team in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Musculoskeletal Medicine in June 2017.

Her role is to continue the development of the department's postgraduate programmes, and in particular the Postgraduate Diploma in Musculoskeletal Medicine.

Jenny has been interested in musculoskeletal medicine since her early years in general practice.

In 2006, she graduated with the Postgraduate Diploma in Musculoskeletal Medicine. Since then, she has continued with academic study, taking some master's papers.

Study has given Jenny an appreciation of the resources available, and of the many ways evidence can be applied to practice.

Musculoskeletal medicine diagnoses make up 20-25% of general practice, giving Jenny plenty of opportunities to apply what she has learnt.

Jenny now practices predominantly as a musculoskeletal physician with a special interest in musculoskeletal pain conditions that affect the older patient.