Jann Medlicott was born in Taranaki and studied Medicine at the University of Otago, specialising in radiology. After three years overseas, and obtaining higher qualifications in London, she returned to New Zealand and settled in Tauranga in 1980 as a hospital based radiologist. She subsequently became involved in the establishment of the private radiology practices in the Bay area, latterly Medex Radiology, where she was a partner until her retirement in 2011.
Jann is an enthusiastic supporter of the arts, and has always had a passion both for teaching and supporting young people to reach their potential, whether that be in the Arts or via tertiary education. She is also a firm believer in people “giving back” to the community. Jann is leading by example in this respect through the annual Jann Medlicott Creative Arts Award.