Jennifer is a therapeutic optometrist and Associate Professor in the Department of Ophthalmology at the University of Auckland, where she heads the Ocular Surface Laboratory. Her main research interest is in the field of dry eye and tear film dysfunction. In addition to fulfilling roles as a clinician, a University faculty member, and Chair of the Optometrists and Dispensing Opticians Board of New Zealand, Jennifer regularly delivers continuing education and research lectures internationally and publishes in both the scientific and clinical press.  She has contributed to previous TFOS International Workshops on MGD and Contact Lens Discomfort and most recently has served as Vice-Chair for TFOS DEWS II.