Jane joined the College of Medical and Dental Sciences (School of Nursing) in 2016. After qualifying as a Registered General Nurse in 1989 Jane worked in a range of clinical settings both in secondary and primary care. In 2003 Jane took up a Lecturer/Practitioner post in intermediate care which led her in to higher education, moving in to higher education full time in 2006. Between 2006 and 2016 Jane worked as a Senior Lecturer at the University of Worcester where, in addition to her teaching, she contributed to the programme team for the BSc (Hons) Nursing in the role of Progression Lead for year one and three.
Jane is currently disseminating the findings of an evaluation of Memento Mori: exploring death and dying through art. Jane presented this work at a range of conferences, both local and national, including the international RCN Education Forum National Conference and Exhibition in March 2019 and the Advance HE Teaching and Learning Conference 2019. This workshop has developed, from being delivered as part of an undergraduate module, to being delivered as part of a Birmingham wide Arts Festival held every year in May.
Jane is a published author and, as part of the Learning Matters series, has written text books on Nursing Adults with Long Term Conditions, and Palliative and End of Life Care. Both books are well received with new editions being published regularly.
Jane leads and coordinates the undergraduate elective and encourages student to consider civic engagement as part of this. Working collaboratively with external organisation, locally, nationally and internationally Jane has extended the network of organisations students can access with a view to ensuring ongoing sustainability of these placements.
Jane has been recognised locally and nationally for her teaching expertise and innovation. In 2018 Jane won the Outstanding Teacher Award for the College of Medical and Dental Sciences and was a finalist in the Educator of the Year category in the Student Nursing Times Awards. In 2017 (Partnership of the Year) and 2015 (Cancer Nursing Award) 3 day palliative care spoke experience aimed at providing students with a tailored education and clinical experience which Jane led on reached the final of the Nursing Times Awards.