Jane is the Deputy Head of College for Human and Health Sciences, (Learning and Teaching). She has recently been awarded a Personal Chair on account of her contribution to the learning and teaching agenda in the University. In addition, she has received a Higher Education Academy Principal Teaching Fellowship for sustained and strategic contribution to teaching and the support of learning in Higher Education. She was awarded a National Teaching Fellowship in 2012 for outstanding achievement and national recognition on her pedagogic profile. She is Director of the Swansea Academy for Learning & Teaching (SALT). In addition, she has been Acting Head of College and represents the College strategically on all matters of learning, teaching and professional body issues.
She has had a long and varied career in higher education and was awarded on of the first ‘teaching and management’ professorships within this University. She has had a range of professional health service experience prior to entering higher education. She was the Superintendent of Assessment for the University for five years, relinquishing that role to take up the directorship of SALT in December 2012. External activities include being an assessor for the United Kingdom Public Health Register. Jane has completed three successful projects for Wales Centre for Health/Welsh Government/Public Health Wales and recently completed working on competence based education within public health. She represents the College on external audits and professional practice panels, and the University on the Wales Implementation Group for Future Directions.
Jane is programme director for the MSc Public Health and Health Promotion, sustaining an active teaching role. She has published widely and presented at conferences on her specialist subjects of academic affairs and professional issues, learning and teaching, public health and health promotion. She has also successfully completed a number of funded research and development activities.
This year she was nominated for the 2014 Mary Williams Award which is an individual contribution award that aims to recognise individuals for their contribution to the University’s culture and community.