Jane moved to the University of East London in 2018 and leads an applied school of Health, Sport and Bioscience with departments and clusters in Nursing, Allied Health, Public Health, Bioscience, Clinical Health Sciences, Drug and Chemical Sciences, Sport and CPD. The school has a strong focus in supporting a local workforce in East London and nationally through contemporary courses that equip students with the skills required to enter a modern-day workforce. This includes the development of new courses and apprenticeships with local employers alongside new advances in technology enhanced learning and teaching. Jane has a passion for inter-professional learning and teaching, partnership working and the co-creation of curricular with NHS Trusts, primary and social care and industry partners, including service users and carers.
Jane is a firm advocate for the future of new technological advances in health that enhance the student experience and are transferable to the workplace. This includes the use of high- fidelity simulation, AR and VR technology, and virtual placements that support students to see a range of scenarios that they might not come across whilst also practicing these skills in a safe environment.
Jane is also the England Convenor for the Council of Deans for Health and a member of the London Higher Education Group, working with the Council and Deans across London and Nationally to support, share good practice and help influence the future direction of health and social care.
Jane has been a nurse for over 30 years, with a clinical background in general practice and advanced practice. She worked with the National Prescribing Centre (now part of NICE) for several years to support evidence-based prescribing for new prescribers in the workplace. She has led a significant number of new developments and projects in healthcare that include: The MSc Physician Associate Course, Advanced Clinical Practice, clinically enhanced Pharmacist Independent Prescribing, return to practice, Nursing Associate and bespoke CPD. She has held a number of senior roles across all aspects of health, social care and psychology. At the University of East London, she has led the health sciences profile for the school including newer developments for growth in nursing and allied health, science and sport to include apprenticeships.
One of the most exciting developments in the school is the new Hospital and Primary care training hub, designed with new cutting-edge technology to support a full holistic patient journey using multi-purpose rooms that can be used for students across the school to work inter-professionally.