Jane is professor of nursing workforce and policy at University of Southampton. Her research focuses on how features of nursing employment and deployment – such as staffing levels and shift patterns – impact on quality of care, patient outcomes and on nurses themselves.
After completing a degree in nursing at University of Surrey, she started researching nursing workforce at the Institute for Employment Studies in 1990. She’s worked as a Policy Adviser at the RCN, Deputy Director of the National Nursing Research Unit (at King’s College London) and has been at Southampton since 2014. She completed her PhD at Karolinska Institute, Sweden, in 2017 and became a professor in 2018. She was Deputy Head of School (Research) for Health Sciences at Southampton between 2018 - 2020. She co-leads the ARC Wessex Mental Health Hub.