15 January 2021

Jesse Dixon moves to new pastures

Jesse Dixon, a senior physiotherapist in the Restorative Neurology Research group at the Perron Institute, is set to switch professions.

Jesse is to become a pastor at the Katanning Baptist Church.

For the past four years, Jesse has been undertaking part-time pastoral studies at Trinity Theological College, studying for a Master of Divinity. This is the result of a significant spiritual calling experience in 2010, only months after he completed his Physiotherapy degree and began work at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital in the Physiotherapy Department.

He has since worked in most physiotherapy roles, particularly in Neurosurgery, Orthopaedics and the Emergency Department.

Committed to positively improving the lives of people in the community, Jesse says he has thoroughly enjoyed his role in the Perron Institute clinic over the past four years.

Jesse has been a key contributor to various research studies at the institute for conditions such as stroke, Parkinson’s and multiple sclerosis. He has recently been part of the team involved in setting up a Parkinson’s non-contact boxing study led by our Medical Director, Clinical Professor David Blacker.

“It has been an absolute privilege to have worked alongside some of the most brilliant, caring specialists in the neurological field,” Jesse Dixon said.

“Given the exercise focus, I have greatly enjoyed working with David and Rai in developing the Parkinson’s boxing trial.”

Senior neurophysiotherapist Claire Tucak (pictured bottom left), a study research coordinator in the Perron Institute clinic, will continue in the role following a competitive process through SCGH and the WA Department of Health. Claire is thrilled to commence her new role and conduct further research.

Best wishes for your onward journey, Jesse and best wishes, Claire.

L-R: Claire Tucak and Jesse Dixon.