Jane has a degree in European Studies from Trinity College Dublin and a postgraduate diploma in media and communications. As a German and French speaker, Jane started her career in Industry working with large scale German multi-nationals in the area of account and project management.
In 2004 she took up a role in the Higher Education Authority, where she was responsible for overseeing large scale EU funded projects. Jane has over 10 years of experience in management and financial administration in this area and has overseen communications to all Higher Education Institutes nationally in receipt of project funding. She has developed a deep understanding of EU audit requirements, EU reporting structures, eligibility rules and communications strategies. Jane has also experience of internal and external systems audits within the national cascade system and Higher Education Institutes at both national and European level.
Jane joined Dublin City University in November 2013 with responsibility for EU PRTLI financial reporting. Jane is currently working as project development lead in the Water Institute and holds responsibility for driving the development of the Institute. With her previous project and communications experience, Jane is working to establish collaborative partnerships with Water Institute members, government, industry, partner academics and agencies. Jane is also working to promote the Water Institute and to ensure it becomes a lead player in the area of Water Research and on both a national and international level.