Jane is the Registry’s Wildlife Health Project Officer. She has over 15 years’ research experience spanned biology, ecology, wildlife health and pathology, conservation sciences, and data management. Projects have included a wide variety of species including amphibians, birds, reptiles and terrestrial and aquatic mammals in both remote and metropolitan locations. Research projects have been conducted in collaboration with a number of federal and state government and non-government agencies, universities, and not-for profit organisations. In 2016 Jane was awarded a Winston Churchill Memorial Trust Fellowship to explore ways in which Australia can improve its capacity to mitigate wildlife disease incidents.
Jane’s role includes responsibilities such as: project conceptualisation, management and administration; animal capture, restraint and anaesthesia; sample collection and management; management of large, complex data sets; diagnostic testing including: haematology, biochemistry, parasitology, microbiology; and communication.
In 2021, Jane became a PhD candidate at Griffith University, studying New Zealand fur seal health to better understand the impacts of disease and pollution on this endemic Australian species.