Allergies are now very common in our community. Over the last 50 years we have seen a significant increase in Australia, with one in three people affected in some way in their lifetime by an allergic condition. As a consequence, there is a rising demand for expertise, research and treatment services.

Dr Jody Tansy is an Allergist and Clinical Immunologist who places an emphasis on advising you and your loved ones in a caring and thoughtful manner. After graduating as a doctor from the University of Western Australia, Dr Tansy became fascinated by the immune system and so it was a natural progression when she decided to pursue specialist training in allergy and immunology.

In her practice, Dr Tansy is dedicated to keeping abreast of the latest treatment options to provide each of her patients with the best personalised and professional care. Dr Tansy grew up in Perth where she lives with her husband, four children, two dogs and a cat. And yes, all her children are allergic to the cat!

Dr Jody Tansy

Allergist + Clinical Immunologist

Dr Jody Tansy is a member of the Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy (ASCIA), Australia’s peak body for allergists and immunologists, and a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of Physicians (RACP).

A portrait of Dr Jody Tansy
Illustration of Tansy flower

The inspiration for our logo

Dr Jody’s namesake plant, the ‘tansy’, combined with her fascination in allergic reactions, provided the inspiration for the visual expression of what Tansy Allergy + Immunology aims to do for its patients – a brighter, healthier and happier life.

You may recognise the tansy. It is a flowering herbaceous plant with fine leaves and yellow, button-like flowers. According to Wikipedia, the scent is similar to that of camphor with hints of rosemary. Historically, it has been used for a variety of medicinal purposes, since ancient Greek times, and even culinary use. It has also been cultivated for insect repellent and, coincidental to Dr Tansy’s profession, can cause contact dermatitis in sensitive individuals.