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Mrs Jane Worner-Gibbs HND Applied Biology

Deputy Senior Technical Manager (Education)

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Jane has first line responsibility for the leadership and provision of the technical services that support education in the teaching laboratory facilities within Biological Sciences. Jane determines priorities and oversees the allocation of resources to ensure undergraduate practicals are delivered on time and up to spec.

Jane joined Biological Sciences in 1999 as an education and research support technician in Cell Sciences. In 2000 she moved to a similar role in Biochemistry and in 2007 took on the role of Team Leader for Physiology/Pharmacology/Neuroscience education and research infrastructure support. Biological Sciences moved from the Boldrewood Campus to its current location on Highfield Campus in 2010 and this necessitated a restructuring of the technical team. Jane was allocated the role of Technical Team Leader for Education and played a major role in ensuring a successful move to B85 for the technical aspects of education support. In 2013 Jane was promoted to Deputy Senior Technical Manager for Education leading the teaching technical staff team.

There are no one-man teams—either by definition or natural law. Success is a cooperative effort; it’s dependent upon those who stand beside you.” ― Jon M. Huntsman Sr.,

Career History

2007-present: Technical Team Leader Education Support. Biological Sciences, University of Southampton, UK.
2000-2007: Technician. Biochemistry research and education support, Biological Sciences University of Southampton, UK.
1999-2000: Technician. Cell Science research and education support, Biological Sciences, University of Southampton, UK.
1984-1997: Quality Control Laboratory Technician. Greene King Plc, UK.

Academic Qualifications

1997-1999 HND Applied Biology. University of Portsmouth, UK.

Research group

Research Facilities

Biological Sciences EQC member (Education and Quality Committee)

Biological Sciences ITSG member (IT Strategy Group)

Deputy member for BS Athena Swan Committee (ASC)

Member of the University of Southampton Technical Staff Forum and HEaTED (Higher Education and Technicians Education & Development) training and networking events.

Jane and her team won the Vice Chancellors teaching award in 2011 for their contribution to undergraduate teaching.



Mrs Jane Worner-Gibbs
School of Biological Sciences
Faculty of Environmental and Life Sciences
Life Sciences Building 85
University of Southampton
Highfield Campus
SO17 1BJ

Room Number : 85/5081

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