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Your staff profile is made up of information taken from systems including Pure and Subscribe.  This page explains how to update each section of your profile.

Doctor Jane Cleal

Lecturer in Reproductive Cell Biology

Accepting applications from PhD students.

Connect with Jane


Address: Southampton General Hospital, Tremona Road Shirley, SO16 6YD (View in Google Maps)

How to update your personal details

Profile photo
Upload your profile photo in Subscribe (opens in a new tab). Your profile photo in Pure is not linked to your public staff profile. Choose a clear, recent headshot where you are easily recognisable. Your image should be at least 340 by 395 pixels. 

To change your name or prefix title contact Ask HR (opens in new tab)  If you want to update an academic title you'll need to provide evidence e.g. a PhD certificate. The way your name is displayed is automatic and cannot be changed. You can also update your post-nominal letters in Subscribe (opens in a new tab).

Job title
Raise a request through ServiceNow (opens in a new tab) to change your job title (40 characters maximum) unless you're on the ERE career pathway. If you're on the ERE path you can not change your main job title, but you can request other minor updates through Ask HR (opens in new tab). If you have more than one post only your main job title will display here, but you can add further posts or roles in other sections of your profile.

Research interests (for researchers only)
Add up to 5 research interests. The first 3 will appear in your staff profile next to your name. The full list will appear on your research page. Keep these brief and focus on the keywords people may use when searching for your work. Use a different line for each one.

In Pure (opens in a new tab), select ‘Edit profile’. Under the heading 'Curriculum and research description', select 'Add profile information'. In the dropdown menu, select 'Research interests: use separate lines'.

Contact details
Add or update your email address, telephone number and postal address in Subscribe (opens in a new tab). Use your University email address for your primary email. 

You can link to your Google Scholar, LinkedIn and Twitter accounts through Pure (opens in a new tab). Select ‘Edit profile’.  In the 'Links' section, use the 'Add link' button. 

Create or connect your ORCID ID in Pure (opens in a new tab). Select ‘Edit profile’ and then 'Create or Connect your ORCID ID'.

Accepting PhD applicants (for researchers only)
Choose to show whether you’re currently accepting PhD applicants or not in Pure (opens in a new tab). Select ‘Edit profile’. In the 'Portal details' section, select 'Yes' or 'No' to indicate your choice. 


Dr Jane Cleal is a lectures in Reproductive Cell Biology in the Faculty of medicine at the University of Southampton.

‘My research investigates the molecular mechanisms that regulate the placenta and maternal tissues during pregnancy so as to translate the findings into interventions to improve pregnancy outcome and fetal growth.’

Dr Cleal completed her PhD in 2005 with Professor Hanson and Dr Green at the University of Southampton and working at the Royal Veterinary College, London. She developed an ovine model showing for the first time that fetal nutrition determines ovine adult CV function and influences postnatal nutrient restriction response (Cleal et al., 2007 PNAS). Dr Cleal remained in Southampton, supported by a School of Medicine Career Track Fellowship. Her studies in humans have made significant progress in understanding how amino acids get out of the human placenta and into the fetal circulation. Dr Cleal was appointed to her current post as a lecturer in the FoM in 2010.

She now leads a research team integrating whole systems biology with cellular and molecular mechanisms in relation to fundamental developmental physiology, reproductive and pregnancy disorders (see Research pages) and collaborates with a number of national and international researchers. She is a committee member on several panels including the BBSRC and International Workshop for Vitamin D.

Dr Cleal’s interfaculty education roles span undergraduate and postgraduate programmes for the Faculties of Medicine and Environmental & Life Sciences and include Deputy Programme lead for the BM6 widening access to medicine degree (see Teaching section). Her outreach activities introduce both the public and school children to reproductive science and making healthy life choices.

How to update your 'about' section

You can update this in Pure (opens in a new tab). Select ‘Edit profile’. Under the heading and then ‘Curriculum and research description’, select ‘Add profile information’. In the dropdown menu, select - ‘About’.

Write about yourself in the third person. Aim for 100 to 150 words covering the main points about who you are and what you currently do. Clear, simple language is best. You can include specialist or technical terms.

You’ll be able to add details about your research, publications, career and academic history to other sections of your staff profile.

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