Jane brings experience in primary and tertiary teaching and research, educational consultancy and lived experience with vision impairment.
She graduated MEd. Special Education Autism (Children) from the University of Birmingham in 2010, researching synergies between learners with vision impairment and autism. She was a member of the DfE funded research project: Engagement of Learners with Complex Learning Difficulties and Disabilities. Jane is an endorsed facilitator of Engagement 4Learning programme.
Her educational consultancy work on special education covers the UK, Australasia and USA, providing training for schools and agencies. She is a regular presenter at international conferences on a variety complex needs including vision / sensory impairment, autism, FASD, mental health and engagement. Within the UK/ Ireland, Jane consults in schools and delivers lectures in her specialisms working hands on with practitioners and students.
Outside work Jane has over 30 years’ voluntary ambulance and ambulance events work with the Order of St John in New Zealand, and has transferred to St John in Birmingham in a similar role.