Jane trained as a nurse in England and worked in burns and plastic surgery. After having her 3 boys, she realized midwifery would be the career for her. Initially she ran prenatal classes with the National Childbirth Trust, and then started her BSc in Midwifery. Graduating with first class honours in 2002, she worked in both hospital and community settings. In 2004 her family moved to British Columbia. Initially working as a nurse in BC Women’s Hospital, Jane then founded South Delta Midwifery, and became the first Head of the Midwifery Division in Richmond Hospital. In 2015 she took the role of Lead, Clinical Faculty and Placement Support with UBC Midwifery, and is now Lecturer and Lead on the International Bridging Program. She earned her MSc in Midwifery and Women’s Health in 2016.
Jane has presented her research on midwifery supervision and clinical support in Australia and Canada. Courses completed include the UBC CPD Mentorship Program with subsequent mentorship of several community midwives, and the Educators Leadership Program through the UBC Center for Health Education Scholarship. Jane is on the editorial board of The Practicing Midwife, a monthly research journal based in the UK.
Implementing clinical support for midwives to facilitate full scope of practice; further education of already qualified midwives; supporting women who make choices outside of community standards of care