Janet graduated from the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg with a BSc (Botany and Zoology) and a BSc Hons (Botany), prior to completing a PhD at the University of London in the area of cellular plant physiology. Prior to coming to work at St. Mary’s she was employed in as a post-doctoral researcher at St George’s Hospital Medical School.
Janet has lectured on and been Programme Director on both the Biology and the Health and Exercise undergraduate programmes. Following this she developed the current Health Exercise and Physical Activity Programme.
In 2007 Janet completed an MSc in Health Studies at Middlesex University and is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
She has managed projects in Higher Education teaching and learning and focused on developing programmes with greater employability. Her main focus is enabling students to become effective thinkers and to develop confidence in their own abilities.