Dr Flynn has expertise in independent medical examination and legal aspects of medical practice. She holds current membership of the Australian Orthopaedic Association, Australasian College of Legal Medicine, the Australian Medical Association and the Royal Australian College of Surgeons at which she holds membership of the Medico-Legal Section and Women in Surgery Section. She is a member of the AOA Patient Education Committee.
Dr Flynn graduated from the University of Tasmania completing a BMedSci and MBBS (Hons). She commenced the orthopaedic training program in Hobart, Tasmania and completed the program in Victorian metropolitian and regional hospitals. She has undertaken additional training in shoulder and upper limb surgery and has worked at Box Hill Hospital. Dr Flynn has an active clinical orthopaedic practice with accreditation at Epworth Hospital Richmond where she is also a member of the Medical Advisory Committee. Dr Flynn is also a consultant at the Department of Health where she advises regarding regulatory and safety issues of medical devices. Dr Flynn was appointed to the Medical Panels in 2020.
Dr Flynn has undertaken over 1500 independent assessments and has worked in the medicolegal field for more than five years. Dr Flynn is an AMA accredited impairment assessor in Upper Extremity, Lower Extremity, Spine, SIGMD and Dermatology. She undertakes a large number of Joint Medical Examinations and is accredited with WorkSafe for dual purpose assessments. Dr Flynn has provided expert evidence and opinions in medical negligence cases and other litigated matters and has also provided consultative services to industry in insurance and superannuation matters.
Dr Flynn believes that there is a requirement for female orthopaedic independent medical examiners, a specialty which is currently limited significantly due to the nature of the orthopaedic workforce. Dr Flynn has undertaken a Masters degree in Clinical Epidemiology and a post graduate qualification in Medical Law at the University of Melbourne. She endeavours to understand the impact of injury on the individual and understands the importance of treating examinees with respect and compassion whilst maintaining impartiality.