Meet the Team

Meet the Exercise Physiology and Physiotherapy Team at Transcend Health in Newcastle, Australia

We’re an award winning multidisciplinary practice in Broadmeadow. Our services include physiotherapy and exercise physiology. Did you know we also have group classes? Come in and say hi to the team.

Jess joined the team in July 2023. Jess holds degrees in both Physiotherapy and Exercise and Sport Science.

Jess developed a love exercise at an early age with her family’s personal trainer. Jess has always been fascinated by how the human body can push beyond “normal” limits. However, when testing out the extremes of sports and exercise, comes injuries and needing to look after yourself. Jess knew early on that being able to empower these people to achieve incredible triumphs with a helping hand along the way is what she wanted to do.

Jess started her journey in massage and has moved towards physiotherapy due to the impact exercise can have on not only performance but everyday life. Jess has a passion for long distance running, pushing limits in the gym and being outdoors. Outside of Transcend Health you’ll find Jess either running, kicking life goals with her partner, or chilling out at home.

Qualifications:

  • Cert III and IV in fitness
  • Diploma of Remedial Massage Therapy
  • Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science
  • Doctor of Physiotherapy

Troy joined the team in June 2023 as an exercise physiologist, holding a Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science and a Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology. Troy developed an interest in sport while at primary school, along with a forever expanding curiosity in the benefits of sport and exercise participation in self-confidence. Over this time, Troy also played, refereed, and coached rugby league.

In 2012 Troy moved to Newcastle from his hometown of Narrabri and soon found CrossFit, exposing him to the Olympic lifts. Troy’s fascination and curiosity with the lifts and how they worked prospered, and through continued education and mentoring he eventually found himself coaching the sport of Weightlifting at club, state, national and international level. It was during this time Troy left his career as an electrician behind, gaining experience coaching individuals in both 1-on-1 and group fitness settings across numerous organisations. It was during this process that Troy first crossed paths with Jacci!

Outside of his work at Transcend Health, you can find Troy coaching his athletes at Empower Strength and Performance or at a competition somewhere or taking advantage of some downtime with his partner and two chocolate labradors.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science
  • Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology
  • NCAS Strength and Conditioning Coach (Level 1)
  • AWF National Weightlifting Coach (NCAS Level 3)
  • Cert III and IV in Fitness
  • Accredited exercise physiologist (ESSAM)
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Ollie Morsley

Ollie joined the team as a physiotherapist in 2019 holding degrees in both Physiotherapy and Exercise and Sports Science.

Having a broad understanding of the patient pathway from injury to success (especially for athletes), Ollie loves assisting people to achieve their goals, whatever they may be. He has loved sport and exercise since his early teens where he found success as a competitive swimmer but enjoyed many other sports such as cricket, long distance running, hockey and weight lifting. Ollie has since been involved in sport and exercise for close to 10 years, spending his time in strength & conditioning and sport specific coaching roles with swimming and rugby clubs.

His favourite quote is: “Tough times don’t last, tough people do.”

Outside of work, you’ll find Ollie either in the gym or the kitchen as he loves to cook (or maybe it’s just the food…)

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science
  • Masters of Physiotherapy
  • Cert III and IV in Fitness

Lucy joined the team in March 2024 as an exercise physiologist. She holds a Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science and a Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology. Originally from Coffs Harbour, Lucy relocated to Newcastle at the beginning of 2024.

Lucy has had a keen interest in sports from a young age, but finding her true passion in powerlifting, a sport she has competed in for several years. She finds immense satisfaction in discovering the capabilities of the human body, valuing performance over appearance, which she believes is a powerful motivator. This philosophy has been central to her work with clients as a personal trainer. Before moving to Newcastle, Lucy ran a small business dedicated to helping women embrace strength training.

Outside of work, Lucy enjoys playing Oztag and netball, going to the gym, baking cookies, and exploring Newcastle.

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Jacci Allanson

Jacci is our vivacious, coffee loving, marathon running exercise physiologist. Holding a Bachelor of Sport Science and Masters in Exercise Science, Jacci has gained experience as a personal trainer while studying, then as a healthy lifestyle coordinator in the mines in central Queensland, as an exercise physiologist and pilates teacher in multidisciplinary private practice, before venturing out in pursuit of her own business.

This equates to over a decade in helping people to exercise and move better. Jacci had the vision of transforming Newcastle into Australia’s fittest, healthiest and happiest city, transcending what it means to be “healthy”.

At Transcend Health she empowers and inspires people to create healthy lives and make healthy lifestyle choices with a special interest in injury prevention, pain management, cancer, mental health and wellbeing.

When not working Jacci enjoys running, exercising, reading, coffee and conversation. She’s also a keen linguaphile, devoting daily practice to both French and Japanese language.

Qualifications:

  • Masters of Exercise Science
  • Bachelor of Sport Science
  • Cert III & IV in Fitness
  • Accredited exercise physiologist (ESSAM)
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Jenny Harland

Jenny comes to us with many years’ experience in office administration and working in the community sector.

In her spare time you will find her walking, practicing her golf and enjoying time with friends and family.

Qualifications:

  • Diploma of Management
  • Advanced Diploma of Community Management
  • Bachelor of Social Science
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Donna Batty

Donna spent the first half of her working life in various office administration and reception roles, and later transitioned into community services as a counsellor and caseworker. She thoroughly enjoys combining her love of admin and people in her role at Transcend Health as part-time administration assistant.

Outside work, Donna spends her time writing and spending quality time with her husband and others in their local community.

Qualifications:

  • Advanced Diploma in Christian Counselling & Family Therapy
  • Bachelor of Applied Social Science