Jane has over 30 years of experience in global health research and implementation. She began her career at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine developing tools for the diagnosis of tropical diseases. She then joined the Parasite Epidemiology Research group at Imperial College, applying these techniques to investigate the immuno-epidemiology of parasitic infections. Jane was the Managing Director of the Partnership for Child Development at Imperial College London where she oversaw large programmes from organisations including the World Bank, the World Food Programme, and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. She also led the internationally renowned School Health and Nutrition Training course in both Africa and Asia that brought together leading experts in the field to strengthen the capacity of governments and their development partners to implement effective school health and nutrition programmes.