About

Over the last 50 years we have seen a significant increase in allergy in Australia and around the world.  One in three people is affected by an allergic condition during their lifetime. As a consequence, there is a rising demand for research, expertise, and treatment services.

Dr Jody Tansy is an Allergist and Clinical Immunologist who places an emphasis on patient education and empowerment.  After graduating as a doctor from the University of Western Australia, Dr Tansy became fascinated by the complex and ingenious immune system.  It was a natural progression when she decided to pursue specialist training in Allergy and Immunology and she received her Fellowship from the Royal Australasian College of Physicians in 2016.

In her practice, Dr Tansy is dedicated to keeping up-to-date with the latest treatment options to provide each and everyone of her patients with the best personalised and professional care.

Dr Tansy grew up in Perth where she lives with her husband, five children, two dogs and a cat. And yes, she, her husband, and all her children are allergic to the cat!

Dr Jody Tansy

MBBS FRACP MPH

Allergist + Clinical Immunologist

Dr Jody Tansy is an active member of the Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy (ASCIA), Australia’s peak body for allergists and immunologists.  She also has a Master of Public Health (CDU/MSHR).

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.