Jane completed her undergraduate B.Sc. in Physiology in Sunderland, including a 12 month placement in the Pathology Department at North Tees Hospital. On graduation, her first roles were in Respiratory Function at the North Middlesex Hospital and later at the Royal Brompton Hospital.
After moving back to Yorkshire, she completed a Post Graduate Certificate in Medical Ultrasound whilst working at St James University Hospital in Leeds, and achieved British Society of Echocardiography (BSE) Transthoracic Accreditation and an M.Sc in Leading in Health and Social Care whilst working at the Northern General in Sheffield. Her most recent post prior to joining the School was at Wythenshawe Hospital in Manchester, where she achieved BSE Accreditation in Transoesophageal Echocardiography (TOE) and was Lead Physiologist for TOE and Structural Heart Disease. She has taught on both the PTP and STP University blocks and mentored many HCS and Medical trainees to BSE Accreditation, and has presented on aspects of Cardiac Science, including developing Physiologist-led services, at numerous local and National meetings.
Her passion for quality in training led her to join the BSE Accreditation Committee, and she was Chair of the committee between 2014 and 2017, and Honorary Secretary for 2 years. During this time she ran written exams in the UK and South Africa and played a key role in developing the new Practical Assessment process, introducing a new Accreditation process in Stress Echocardiography, and transforming delivery of the written exam.
At the School, she has oversight of the Scientist Training programme, with involvement in all areas including Trainee support, Accreditation and Assessment, and acts as the Physiological Sciences representative within the School, liaising on current programmes and developing new courses to meet workforce needs.