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Jan Bishop has an international reputation for her expertise and experience in the rehabilitation of people with acquired brain injury, neurological degenerative conditions and rheumatologic conditions. 

Her reputation is based on her innovative and far sighted approach which offers personalised care, case management and advocacy services that focus on ability, rather than disability.

Jan has more than twenty years experience in rehabilitation and disability.  She is internationally recognised as a pioneer in her industry and works across many cultures with clients in Japan, Germany, Italy and Australia as well as collaborations in the USA.  Language is never a barrier with Jan and Bennu’s clients include people from many cultures.

Prior to founding Bennu Jan managed a leading functional rehabilitation centre in Western Australia for almost 10 years where she introduced the Professor Barry Willer 'Whatever It Takes' (WIT) philosophy to achieve extraordinary outcomes for clients. In 2007 Jan travelled to the USA to further her studies with Professor Willer.

Jan has overseen many ground-breaking projects including an innovative four year project which saw the relocation of 71 young people with disability from aged care nursing homes into age-appropriate community accommodation. This leadership project, which became an industry model, was part of the Western Australian Young People in Nursing Home Project, a Commonwealth and State Government initiative. Later projects have seen Jan travel to Italy and Japan to set up rehabilitation re-entry programs for clients.

Jan is actively involved in many inspiring international projects and has held numerous leadership positions on State and Federal Government committees and advisory bodies in Australia. 

Jan Bishop's appointments have included:
  • President of the Head Injury Council of Australia
  • President, Headwest WA, Western Australia’s peak body for people with acquired head injury. Later granted the honour of Life Membership for her contribution.
  • Western Australian representative, the Australian Society for the Study of Brain Impairment
  • Chair, ACROD Sub-committee of Children and Youth Interest Group.
  • Board member, Ethnic Disability Advocacy Group
  • As part of a National Advisory Council to the Commonwealth Minister for Disabilities Jan regularly attends meetings in Canberra advising on issues affecting the welfare, accommodation, employment and rehabilitation services for people with disability.

Jan has received many awards for her groundbreaking work, including Rotary International’s prestigious Paul Harris Fellowship, in recognition of the tangible and significant assistance she has given to furthering better understanding and friendly relations worldwide.

In 2003, Jan had the distinction of being selected as the Micro-Business Woman of the Year.

Jan Bishop has formal qualifications in Health Science, Rheumatology, Rehabilitation and Nursing.  In 2006, to build on her previous studies Jan completed additional studies under Professor Barry Willer at Brock University, Canada in Community Based Rehabilitation for Acquired Brain Injury.

Jan's condensed resume as an Acrobat PDF file is available here

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Costings and Fees

All costings are based on individual requirements and ongoing management needs of each client with proposals prepared for each client.

Bennu operates on a fee for service.  This covers assessments and ongoing case management; educational support or the development of initiatives

Typically Bennu’s clients are from the following groups-

  • Compensable clients
  • Financed (insurance claim) clients
  • Privately funded clients
  • Government
  • Not-for-Profit Organisations
  • Legal practitioners
  • Hospitals

Bennu International Consultancy would be pleased to discuss your requirements and provide you with an estimate of fees.

For more information on our services or an estimate for services, please contact us.




  Bennu Principal
Jan Bishop




BENNU INTERNATIONAL Tel: 61 8 9245 3150

Ability rather than disability is the focus of Bennu’s personalised care and case management programs

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