Doctor Angela Jay narrowly escaped death when she was attacked by her former partner in 2016. In this unflinching talk, she shares her vision for a world without intimate partner violence. Dr Angela Jay is the Obstetrics and Gynaecology Senior Registrar at Royal North Shore Hospital in Sydney and is a passionate advocate for women’s safety and reproductive justice.
Born and raised in California by Aussie parents, she relocated to Australia as a teenager to finish high school on the NSW Central Coast. She graduated with a Bachelor of Medicine from the University of Newcastle in 2011, and later a Masters of Reproductive Medicine from the University of NSW in 2016.
Dr Jay absolutely loves her job, which allows her the immense privilege of welcoming new babies into the world while also striving to provide excellence in women’s healthcare.
Angela’s mission to end violence against women chose her in 2016 when she, like so many others, became a survivor of intimate partner violence. Narrowly escaping death after her perpetrator stabbed her 11 times and doused her in petrol, she now hopes to be a voice for the most vulnerable in our community. As an advocate for White Ribbon Australia, Dr Jay raised $100K for domestic violence prevention programs during the “Trek for Respect”—hiking the gruelling Larapinta Trail and later the Kokoda Track.