Jane started her career working as Head Veterinary Nurse in a range of small animals, equine and large animal veterinary practices before moving into teaching. She is an experienced academic manager, lecturer and researcher predominately in equine and animal science. She is interested in the practical application of scientific methods and research to explain, underpin and hopefully improve equine training methods and performance to promote health, success and career longevity for the equine athlete. Jane has an MSc in Equine Science and completed her Doctorate exploring the use of surface electromyography as a tool to assess muscle adaptation during training in racehorses and sport horses. Jane’s other research interests include the use of epidemiology to evaluate injury risk and performance factors across species. She also competes in showjumping and enjoys bringing on young horses and ex-racehorses, as well as spending time walking with her husband and two Weimaraners.