Jane graduated from University of Leeds with a First Class Honours MChem degree in Medicinal Chemistry which involved an industrial placement year working for Pfizer as a Drug Discovery Chemistry Trainee. She then completed her PhD with Prof Steve Ley at University of Cambridge, focusing on asymmetric organocatalysis in continuous flow systems. Following her PhD, she worked as a Senior Analyst at Oakland Innovation, a technology consultancy at Cambridge, where she helped global companies identify new technologies and product options as well as analyse market opportunities across a range of industries including food, beverage, personal care, home care, chemical and petrochemical.
Jane joined Oxford University Innovation as a Technology Transfer Manager in March 2016, focusing on commercialising the outcomes of Oxford University’s research in Chemistry. Prior to Oxford University Innovation, she worked as a Business Development manager of the Innovation China UK programme at Queen Mary Innovation in London. Her main role was to support the development of QMUL’s academic partnerships and technology transfer activities with partners in China. In addition, Jane worked with UK FCO to deliver UK-China technology partnering workshops on smart materials and personalised medicine supported by UK BIS Global Partnership Fund.